World University Service Austria

WUS Austria

"World University Service (WUS) is an association committed to the promotion of the human right to education on the basis of academic freedom and university autonomy.
WUS is organised as a loose federation of more than forty independent country committees presently chaired by WUS Canada. It has consultative status with the United Nations and the UNESCO.
Since its establishment as a non-profit organisation in Graz in 1983, WUS Austria has been working on the promotion of higher education in various countries all over the world. Since 1994, following the conflict in former Yugoslavia, WUS Austria has developed a regional focus on South Eastern Europe. Therefore, WUS Austria has set up local offices in Belgrade, Podgorica, Prishtina and Sarajevo. Today, WUS Austria employs approximately twenty-five members of staff, and administers an annual budget of 1.6 million EUR.
Through its continuing efforts in the field of higher education in South Eastern Europe, WUS Austria has been playing an integral part in the reconstruction and advancement process of higher education in SEE."

Source:, as accessed in December 2010.

  • Other
Contact details
Phone:++43 316 382258
Fax:++43 316 931751
Address:Schmiedgasse 40/3 , 8010 Graz
Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
  • International; Other
  • SEE
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
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Entry created by Elke Dall on October 24, 2006
Modified on April 10, 2014