Step 1: Welcome Lecture

After the Rector's welcoming words you receive relevant information about BOKU in form of an introduction lecture. The topics reach from the historical development of BOKU to our quality management. Afterwards, you will meet other new colleagues over a buffet lunch. Please register for the next possible date. (Registration)

For international colleagues with limited knowledge of German an English eLearning version of the Welcome Lecture is available:

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Step 2: Ge to Know the Rules

There are a few guidelines that all BOKU staff members should be informed about. We have highlighted these documents and made them available in the BOKU Training Pass:

  • House Regulations
  • General Safety Instructions
  • Compliance Guidelines
  • ...

Please log in to the BOKU Training Pass via BOKUonline. Under the tab 'Documents' you will find essential internal regulations of BOKU. Please read them carefully and check your knowledge using the self-tests. If you have read the documents, please mark them as read.

Depending on your field(s) of work there might be as well other important documents. Please discuss with your supervisor which additional documents are important for you. You can find a compilation of all BOKU guidelines and regulatory provisions in their current version on the Document Collection Homepage.

Step 3: Register for Introductory Seminars Depending on Your Tasks

There are a few further education and training courses that are mandatory. The selection of these courses is based on your field(s) of work.

  • Introduction to Research Projects for all staff members who are involved in scientific research projects
  • Introduction to Teaching at BOKU for all staff members who work as instructors or are involved in teaching organization
  • Leading Appraisal Interviews for all staff members who perform management functions.

Register here!

Step 4: Talk to Your Supervisor about Required Specializations

In an appraisal interview or also in an informal conversation you and your supervisor may arrange attending additional further education and training courses. Within the framework of the BOKU Training Passport the following specializations may be chosen: "Fit for Teaching", "Fit for Research", "Fit for Projects", "Fit for Leadership", "Fit for Administration" The individual courses are marked according to their recognition for the respective categories. You can find them here: BOKUonline and training programs offered by the Personnel Development

Step 5: Attend Seminars

Attended internal further education and training courses are automatically shown in your BOKU Training Pass. The Personnel Development releases the information on completed courses based on the signed attendance lists. External courses that are attended within the employment relationship may also be credited for the BOKU Training Pass. In order to do so, upload your certifications of participation and other certificates onto BOKUonline and enter the most important course information. The Personnel Development then automatically receives notification and can release these further education and training courses for your BOKU Training Pass.

Step 6: Print Your BOKU Training Passport

By logging onto BOKUonline you can at all times print your BOKU Training Passport. A printout can either contain all further education and training measures or only those completed in the framework of the "Fit for .." categories. Course content or only individual courses may also be selected as required. By the way: also managers and secretaries have access to the BOKU Training Passport. An overview of the training activities of all employees assigned to the organizational unit is available to them.