"There are many routes to internationalisation" sets out what the new HMIS strategy is all about: an expansion of focus beyond university mobility. The holistic approach to the internationalisation of studies and teaching includes mobility and permeates all levels and areas of a university. It shows alternative paths and for the first time addresses all higher education sectors: universities, universities of applied sciences, private universities and also universities of teacher education. For a variety of reasons, it is not possible for all university staff to become physically mobile. Nevertheless, the opportunity to acquire international and culturally reflective competences should be open to all.
For this reason, the strategy includes five goals up to the year 2030. These were deliberately formulated briefly and are to be understood as a guide to action. The strategy thus leaves the higher education institutions some room for manoeuvre in terms of the appropriate measures to achieve these goals.
In the age of globalization, mobility and internationalisation in education and science often prove to be groundbreaking investments for the future - both in personal competence development and in the innovative capacity of Austrian universities and research institutions. The platform for outstanding practical examples implemented within the framework of HMIS2030 is intended to promote the exchange of experiences and thus inspire further internationalisation steps at scientific institutions.