Dear visitors!

Thank you for understanding, that our web service in English covers only part of the content of the German version. We intend to add more information in English continually.

Bundesministerin Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek

Foto: Astrid Knie

Welcome to the new website for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs!

This website is intended to provide you with a comprehensive overview of our activities and the wide range of information we offer. You are also welcome to contact me directly – either by e-mail at or by contacting my office.

My responsibilities in the area of education cover the entire school system, from primary school to the completion of secondary school education, as well as university colleges of teacher education. Adult education and lifelong learning also fall within my sphere of responsibility. My responsibilities with regard to women primarily involve promoting various gender equality measures, which are designed to enable women to lead an independent life. Other priorities include providing protection against violence, building a strong network of counselling facilities for women and girls, and offering legal support to people affected by discrimination.

Our ministry offers an extensive range of services relating to both education and women. Please feel free to make use of these services and do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Gabi Heinisch-Hosek
Federal Minister for Education and Women's Affairs

Geändert am 26.03.2014