Mission, Values & Principles

Our mission, values, and strategic principles are important to us because they help us set and communicate our goals and priorities. They serve as guidelines for decision-making, promote consistent action within the organisation, and build trust. By establishing these elements, our university defines its identity, strengthens its commitment to specific values, and facilitates the pursuit and achievement of long-term objectives.

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Our Mission

Business-Oriented & Practice-Focused, Part-Time

FH CAMPUS 02 sees itself as a University of Applied Sciences for Business and the Economy. We align ourselves with the needs of companies to develop their competitiveness and the economic location.

Our professionally integrated and practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for specialist (bachelor’s) and leadership roles (master’s) and are tailored to meet the specific demands of key functions within businesses.

We Offer

We support the competitiveness of the economic location through our offering of

  • Academic training and
  • Scientifically grounded continuing education and through
  • Knowledge transfer and R&D activities in cooperation with other educational and research institutions

The catchment area for our target audience is defined as:

  • Companies – Focus on Styria
  • Students combining work and study – 200 km Radius
  • Full-time students – Focus on Austria


Wir bilden unternehmerisch denkende Intra- und Entrepreneurs aus, die in der Lage sind,

  • Herausforderungen zu identifizieren und mit ihrem Knowhow zu meistern,
  • State-of-the-art-Technologien und -Tools im Unternehmen einzuführen und zu nutzen,
  • vorausschauend Veränderungen in den Rahmenbedingungen, Geschäftsmodellen und Prozessen der Unternehmen/Branchen zu erkennen und
  • entsprechende Anpassungsschritte im Unternehmen mit ihren erworbenen Kompetenzen einzuleiten.

Our Values

We have consciously chosen to define these values — which are considered fundamental at our university and in our external relations — together, which is why the following definitions have been developed in collaboration with programme directors and staff from various departments.

What values connect our present actions with the future?

Performance enables us to succeed as a higher education institution.

We measure ourselves by the satisfaction of our stakeholders and see healthy competition as an incentive. We support each other and work together to continually improve. Through entrepreneurial thinking and actions, we deliver the best possible performance and contribute to the success of our university. We approach new challenges with a goal-oriented and opportunistic mindset.

Everything worth doing is worth doing well.“ – Aristoteles

Flexibilität öffnet die Tür zur Welt von Morgen.

Wir verstehen uns als eine lernende Einrichtung, die offen ist für Innovationen und flexibel auf veränderte Bedingungen reagiert. Wir blicken über den Tellerrand hinaus, um gemeinsam mit in- und externen Kooperationspartner*innen neue Lösungen zu finden.

Um klar zu sehen, genügt oft ein Wechsel der Blickrichtung.“ – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Offenheit ist der GRundpfeiler unserer Glaubwürdigkeit.

Wir sind offen für Kritik und andere Meinungen und äußern diese konstruktiv. Wir suchen das Gespräch und kommunizieren offen und respektvoll miteinander, teilen unser Wissen und schaffen dadurch eine Basis für eine vertrauensvolle Zusammenarbeit. Offenheit und Transparenz machen unser Tun und unsere Entscheidungen nach außen und innen nachvollziehbar. Wir legen großen Wert auf Gleichbehandlung, Gerechtigkeit, Toleranz sowie wertschätzenden und ehrlichen Umgang miteinander. Wir stehen zu unserem Wort und leben das vor, was wir von den anderen erwarten.

Ehrlichkeit ohne Offenheit ist wie ein Haus ohne Tür.“ – Andre Brie

Loyalität erzeugt gegenseitiges Vertrauen.

Wir sehen kollegiales Verhalten als Grundlage eines angenehmen Arbeitsklimas. Wir stehen hinter einer getroffenen Entscheidung und setzen diese gemeinsam konsequent um. Wir sehen uns als Teil der Hochschule, denn nur gemeinsam kommen wir zum Ziel.

Vertrauen und Loyalität können nur auf Basis der Gegenseitigkeit gedeihen“ – Albert Einstein

Willingness to perform, flexibility, openness, and loyalty are the keys to our future.

Our Strategic Principles

We base our teaching and applied research & development on the following strategic principles:

We create a career advantage for our graduates.

Our goal is to educate students so effectively that they are favoured over other graduates in the job market. We prepare them to become entrepreneurial individuals in both intra- and entrepreneurship. To achieve this, we provide them with up-to-date academic qualifications, management knowledge and skills, communication abilities, and (self-)reflection techniques. All of our programmes also include foundational knowledge in business management and legal matters. An entrepreneurial mindset and a strong will to implement ideas complete their skill set. The development of our graduates is our benchmark for continuously improving our offerings.

It is the core competency of FH CAMPUS 02 to ensure the best possible organisational and content-based connection between study and work. We achieve this through optimal scheduling, distributed examination workloads, targeted integration of practical business tasks into teaching, and tailored teaching and learning methods. Within the Captains model, business professionals serve as role models and mentors for a cohort over the course of a year. The integration of academic qualifications from studies and practical relevance from professional experience allows for a profound understanding and practical implementation. Mandatory internships introduce students without relevant work experience to the professional world, and prior knowledge and work experience are appropriately incorporated.

FH CAMPUS 02 offers industry-independent academic education and training aligned with the value chain of companies. We leverage our business network and ownership structure to develop demand-oriented study programmes focused on core business activities. Through practical teaching and learning as well as application-oriented projects with and for the business community, we contribute to the success of companies.

High quality of the services offered in education, further training, and applied research & development is a defining characteristic. We use student evaluations, regular surveys of alumni and employers, as well as participation in recognised university rankings to develop this high quality. We select our teaching staff with great care and provide them with ongoing content and pedagogical training. The involvement of industry experts as part-time lecturers is a key element of our quality strategy. Applied R&D activities must meet the quality standards of the academic community and be applicable in business practice. Quality is also reflected in the competence level of our graduates. Achieving an academic degree at FH CAMPUS 02 therefore requires a high level of performance from our students.

International orientation means for us that teaching and R&D are conducted at an internationally recognised level. Contact with the international academic community is key to this. Keeping expertise up-to-date, offering courses or entire programmes in English, promoting international mobility for students and staff, engaging in international research networks, and implementing “Internationalisation at Home” measures support our internationalisation efforts. We do not see international orientation as an isolated goal, but rather as a way to prepare our graduates to take on roles in their companies involving interactions with international partners and clients.

Bachelor’s and Master’s theses are largely based on issues from businesses. Professionally integrated students bring challenges from their work into the teaching process, while business professionals demonstrate application and implementation opportunities in practice. Scientific (technical) developments as well as study and research projects yield practically applicable results for companies. Looking ahead, we build R&D competencies in our areas of strength for future economic needs and specifically support SMEs in the development of new products, processes, and services. We prepare these results for practical use in companies, thus promoting innovation, value creation, and development within the businesses.