welcome to the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture!
The Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture has existed in its present structure since 1st March 2007. Its competences include the entire primary and secondary educational system from compulsory school to the completion of secondary school level as well as the University Colleges of Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschulen). The Ministry is also responsible for all matters related to life-long learning and adult education.
In the area of arts and culture the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture is responsible for all fields of national artistic production as well as care for and preservation of the cultural heritage (libraries, federal museums, monument protection, culture subsidies) and the federal theatres. The Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture responsibilities also include european and international affairs in the fields of education, art and culture with a focus on the joint activities within the European Union. As supreme authority for religious cult-related matters it also preserves the basic rights of different religious groups.
Dr. Claudia Schmied, Federal Minister for Education, the Arts and Culture
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Geändert am 11.09.2013