BOKU has its own quality management system which is based on international standards such as ENQA and DEGEval. The objective is to build a quality culture that encompasses all university-related sections.
Rental of Notebooks
The Department of Research Support, Innovation & Technology Transfer is the first contact point for questions related to research. It offers counseling (project support) on national, European and international support programs for researchers as well as tools and templates for project submittals, and other services. Furthermore, it provides support for designing and editing contracts, is responsible for BOKU's Research Information System (FIS - Forschungsportal) and provides financial figures for institutional and personnel evaluation.
Research Information System (FIS - Forschungsportal)
FIS is a database which lists the research performance status of BOKU's researchers as follows:
- Which topics are researched at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences?
- Who is involved in the research and which research methods are selected?
- Which funding bodies support which project?
- Where are the research results published?
see BOKU online
The Center for International Relations (ZIB) offers numerous contacts and information on scholarships and public funding for short-term stays abroad both for scientific and administrative staff members (and, of course, students).
Stays Abroad for BOKU Members
Please note the following checklists (emergency plan)
Sustainability at BOKU
It is the foundation of a sustainable development to live, produce and run the economy in such a way that the ecological capacity of our plant is not exceeded. In addition, our social and economic system has to be designed in a just and resilient way. Universities bear a special responsibility: they provide contributions for the further development of such concepts and are pioneers as well as sources of inspiration for ideas and strategies on sustainable development within society. The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences embraces this responsibility on the following three central action levels:
- Sustainability and its social relevance are essential topics for BOKU research activities
- Sustainability is a crucial topic of university teaching
- Sustainability is incorporated in daily tasks as an institutional principle at BOKU
Teaching at BOKU
The study services department supports and co-ordinates the teaching area, such as timetable coordination, teaching assignments and compensation. The teaching development department ("Lehrentwicklung") supports didactics and e-learning.
The Research support provides counseling for the acquisition of third party funds. See: Research
Top-Sek is a BOKU-wide platform that exists across departmental boundaries to help improve networking between offices. New members (administrative staff members) are always welcome.
In cooperation with the accounting department a Guideline for Financial Matters was developed especially for the secretarial field.
The training passport support staff at the beginning of employment by targeted information and later in the training and skills development in the workplace. It enables a rapid orientation at BOKU and function-related specializations for their own area of responsibility.
By attending relevant training courses own competence be expanded and the process of lifelong learning supports a 'BOKU working life' long. The Training passport is stored in the BOKU online and maps the training activities of the employees. It consists of several steps, the first three steps for all new employees BOKU are mandatory.
Traveling on University Business
Information on application (forms), guidelines on FAQ can be found here. Please note that air travel releases a disproportional amount of CO2 emissions. Many cities within Europe can easily be reached by train and by that helps reduce Co2 emissions in comparison to air or car travel. It is essential to plan time and location of meetings in such a way as to allow participants to arrive by (night) train. For Central Europe, Cologne and its surrounding area is suitable. Furthermore, BOKU offers video conferencing. If air travel is unavoidable, BOKU provides its own CO2 Compensation System. The money from this compensation finances a BOKU climate protection program in Ethiopia. Only your changed travel habits make a real difference.
In the framework of the services provided, u:book enables BOKU members to purchase cost efficient high quality business notebooks twice a year (up to 30 % below comparable prices online).
According to §20 of the University Act, the top corporate bodies of a university are the University Council, the Rectorate, the Rector and the Senate.