The University College of Teacher Education Vienna/Krems (KPH) was founded in 2007.
The institution is unique in Europe in its ecumenically oriented approach. Moreover, with its seven locations – four campuses and three educational centers – in Vienna and Lower Austria it is Austria’s largest private university college of teacher education. Based on a balanced curriculum of initial teacher training, in-service teacher training and further education, the KPH offers opportunities for teachers to acquire qualifications and professionalisation in order to be able to meet the challenges in the fields of general pedagogy and religious education.
The University College maintains close ties with international partner institutions on university and college level.
Students and teaching staff can benefit from a large number of international exchange opportunities like Erasmus+, International Weeks, and teaching practice abroad, thus enhancing the study programmes and fostering the spirit of international cooperation.
Consequently, research and development projects gain in scope and quality. Both lecturers and administrative staff regularly participate in exchanges and teacher/staff trainings at partner institutions.
A characteristic feature of the college is Pastoral Care offered to employees and students. Offers include counselling in personal and religious matters, ecumenical services, as well as individual use of multi-faith prayer rooms for private worship.