The BFBZ

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Mission Statement

The Federal Centre for Professionalization in Educational Research is a central service point for all research-related questions and needs of the Austrian University Colleges for Teacher Education. It provides demand-oriented support and sets incentives for intercommunication and quality management in research. Further, the Centre aims to strengthen the critical scientific dialogue and encourages science-based teaching methodology at the University Colleges for Teacher Education in Austria.

Who are we?

The Federal Centre for Professionalization in Educational Research is a cooperation project between the Styrian University Colleges for Teacher Education and the Private University College for Teacher Education of the Diocese Graz-Seckau on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Education.

What is our goal?

We provide research expertise in order to strengthen professional empirical and hermeneutical research. The centre offers supportive advice equally for newcomers in the field as well as for more advanced researchers. The offer addresses to all researchers of University Colleges for Teacher Education. The courses, workshops and networking meetings shall guarantee a further education in research and create a space for exchange.

We are here for you.

For these and further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Federal Centre so that the research process can continue to be professionalized.

We are more than happy to help you!

Prof. Dr. Georg Tafner

Head of the Federal Center for Professionalization in Education Research

email: georg.tafner@bzbf.at

tel.: +43 316 8067 – 5201