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Basic Didactics Certificate
Well-founded didactic competencies are an essential aspect of high-quality university teaching. With the "Basic Didactics Certificate" you will acquire valuable knowledge, skills and abilities to design your courses professionally and on the basis of didactic principles.
Business Card in BOKU Online
The business card in BOKU Online only contains basic information. You may complete your information by using the following link:
The BOKU-IT Hotline is available for you if you have specific problems that your IT manager or tutor was unable to help you solve.
BOKU Online - BOKU's Campus Management System
BOKUonline is BOKU's central system for the administration of its teaching activities (courses, room management, class schedules). Furthermore, other critical functions of IT services are available via BOKU online, such as account administration for students and staff members.
BOKU - The Magazine of the University of Life
"BOKU" is BOKU's magazine. It contains interesting articles obtained from research, teaching and service facilities and provides information on current developments at BOKU. "Alumni" - the magazine of the alumni band is part of the BOKU magazine and is dedicated to the topics of the BOKU graduates.
The integration of students and employees with disabilities or chronic/mental illnesses is an important concern for the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. For this reason, the staff position for the support of people with special needs was established in 2010 in order to ensure equal access to all services and offers of BOKU for the target group and to reduce possible "barriers". This staff position was integrated into the former Coordination Unit for Equality and Gender Studies as of January 2021. In the course of this, the new Coordination Office for Equality, Diversity and Disability was established.
BOKU thrives on the diversity of its members and the plurality of its disciplines and fields of activity. As a place of diversity, BOKU wants to develop and create spaces in which everyone* can move and develop freely - regardless of their generation or age, their socio-economic background, their educational biography, their cultural and ethnic backgrounds of experience, their individual life and family plans, their gender identification and expression of gender, their individual views of themselves and the world, and regardless of mental and physical disabilities and accessibilities as well as their responsibilities concerning care and foster work.
The document collection offers a systematic overview of essential BOKU documents and supports when searching for documents. Content is constantly updated.
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Facility Management Portal (FM-Helpdesk)
Der FM-helpdesk of BOKU's Facility Services is your gateway for a variety of services such as:
repair work, keys, access, cleaning, telephone system, copy cards, rental of audio-visual media (laptops, beamers, etc.)
Mensa - Cafe, Gregor-Mendel-House
Various hot and cold dishes
Gregor-Mendel-Strasse 33, 1180 Vienna
Mensa in the TÜWI-Building
Daily specials, salad bar
Muthgasse 18, 1190 Vienna
Tüwi: Daily specials (approx. from 12 pm onwards - food is organic and vegetarian /vegan)
Farm Shop: local supply providing organic, regional and fair trade products (bread, vegetables, coffee, corn, snacks, etc.)
Peter-Jordan-Strasse 76, 1190 Vienna
The flexible working hours allow the employees to flexibly arrange their working hours and allow for a better work-life-balance.
Forms of the Personnel Department (vacation, compensatory time-off, etc.)
Further Education and Training
Healthy BOKU - "Gesunde BOKU"- Occupational Health Management
BOKU actively promotes a healthy working environment.
The house regulation applies to all employees of the BOKU and regulates the use and management of facilities (access, key management, dogs, etc.). As part of the training passport this document is mandatory reading for all new employees.
Job Postings - Internal Job Exchange
BOKU employees have the opportunity to apply internally for another position.
Job Safety - Occupational Medicine
Information on the topics employment protection, occupational medicine, fire protection, fire safety engineers, first aiders and safety engineering can be found on the webside of Staff Unit Employee Protection & Health. The document General safety instructions describes the most important aspects of health and safety in the workplace. They contain information about the duties as an employee, ergonomic aspects of the (computer) workplace, deal with accidents, etc. As part of the training pass, the General safety instructions are mandatory to read!
At the BOKU there are a number of mailing lists to which you are automatically assigned (e.g.: all members of an organizational unit).
Assignment to the building info mailing list is usually not automatic. If you would like to receive important information about the building, such as a necessary power cut, etc. you can register yourself with the mailing list: Please write an email to sympa(at)list.boku.ac.at with the subject subscribe gebaeudeinfo-Abbreviation of your working building.
Your pay statement can be found at BOKUonline.
Within the scope of the company pension scheme, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences has concluded a company pension contract with Valida Pension AG.
People with special needs
The integration of students and employees with special needs is an important concern for BOKU. The staff unit for the care of people with special needs takes care of ensuring equal access to all services and offers at BOKU for the target group and to remove possible "barriers".
BOKU's Personnel Development supports the further development of professional, methodological and social competencies of BOKU employees, so that they can better meet the requirements of the workplace as well as organizational needs.
Everything you need to know about operating (call forwarding, three-way conference, last number storage, etc.) and procurement of our telephones and some more info.
BOKU t-shirts, fleece jackets, bags, key chains, USB sticks and much more can be purchased at the BOKU Shop in the Peter-Jordan-Strasse 70, ground floor (Mrs. Oberleithner) or online via FM Portal.
BOKU Shop's products are currently revised to offer a selection that is based on strict sustainability criteria.
Information and help about initiation of projects, project reporting and contract review can be found on the webside of the Department of Research Support, Innovation & Technology Transfer.
As part of personnel development a number of training courses are offered by the Department of Research Support, Innovation & Technology Transfer. The courses vary from semester to semester.
Public Relations and Media Information
This unit offers support in matters of communication, especially in media relations and creates with you the relevant materials for your public relations (press releases, articles, info-sheets); BOKU news can be found on the BOKU website as Top Stories, on BOKU screens and in social media (Facebook, Instagram and CO).
Rental of Notebooks
If you are a BOKU member and you need a notebook for a few days, it is no problem:
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?
Teaching at BOKU
The service unit Research Support, Innovation & Technology Transfer supports you in the acquisition of third-party funds.
You can find more information about vacation management with TimeTac here.
Top-Sek is a BOKU-wide, cross-organizational platform for better networking of secretariats. New members (administrative staff) are always welcome.
The BOKU Training Passport supports staff members at the beginning of their working relationship by providing tailored information. Later on, the BOKU Training Passport provides further education and training qualification at the workplace. It allows a quick orientation and function-related specialization for one's field(s) of work here at BOKU! By attending relevant further education and training courses, your competences increase and support the process of lifelong learning for your professional life here at BOKU. The BOKU Training Passport is available online and portrays the further education and training activities of staff members. It consists of several steps with the first three being mandatory for all new staff members at BOKU.
Traveling on University Business
Traveling for business is defined as a member of staff undertaking a trip in order to execute an official duty, which means that the journey was explicitly requested.
Please note that air travel releases a disproportionate amount of CO2 emissions. Many cities in Europe can easily be reached by (night) train and save a lot of CO2 emissions compared to traveling by plane or car. If flying is unavoidable, BOKU offers its own CO2 Compensation System.
In general, an annual limit of 25 working days applies. Further information on vacation, expiry of vacation, illness during vacation and special leave is available at Personnel Management.
For all BOKU employees it is possible to borrow vehicles at favorable conditions (for private use only from Fri. 16.00 to Mon. 09.00), which are managed by the Facility Management. All info can be found at Facility Management Portal (to be found under "Requirements").