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LOWER AUSTRIA
A quality of life that attracts talent

A growing population with a spending power that is relatively high for the EU as a whole, highly qualified professionals and experienced managers, in a location near Vienna – these are factors that give Lower Austria the edge and demonstrate its advantages. Those with entrepreneurial vision will find opportunities here and the people to make these reality.


The quality of life of those resident in Lower Austria is second to none. Its central geographical situation in Europe means that it not only has a rich cultural heritage, but a pleasant climate and a wealth of different natural environments too. Lower Austria as a holiday destination offers appealing landscapes and cultural highlights that, together with its infrastructure, economy and situation, have made it into one of the most popular places for highly qualified personnel from throughout the world to settle. 

Particularly the area immediately around Vienna – the 'Wiener Umland' – combines the benefits of living near a major city with the way of life in a relaxed, rural region. And it is thus no surprise that the local towns and communities – such as Mödling, Tulln, Korneuburg, Gänserndorf and Klosterneuburg – are able to report the highest rates of population growth in Austria. Many originally Vienna-based families and executives are following the suburbanisation trend and moving to new homes in the unspoilt Wiener Umland.

Here to stay. Those lucky enough to live in Lower Austria are contented and will thus ensure that this region continues to flourish economically. More than 90% of Lower Austria's inhabitants describe their homeland as an attractive place to live and consider the environment and ambience to be excellent. In combination with the continuing population growth, these are the best prerequisites for ensuring Lower Austria will remain a future-orientated and sustainable hub for businesses.

 

 

EVENTS AND CULTURE IN LOWER AUSTRIA

SPENDING POWER IN LOWER AUSTRIA per inhabitant

The quality of life in Lower Austria ensures prosperity here, including the highest spending power in Austria and one among the highest spending powers in Europe as a whole. This means that businesses can unlock considerable new potential in Lower Austria: indeed Austria and this region are used as test markets for the launch of new products and as springboards for penetration of the whole German-speaking area.

 

 



TALENT IN LOWER AUSTRIA

The diversity of Lower Austria is reflected in the wide range of educational institutes and its stable, well-balanced labour market. Its unique dual education system that comprises vocational colleges to academic institutes of higher education mean that teaching always has a practical orientation. Cooperation with and internships in businesses are an established part of training. Lower Austria has a broad-based, readily accessed, practice-orientated system of education that is one of the main foundations of its vigorous enterprise sector and its outstanding economic growth. Businesses have the advantage that they here have direct access to internationally sought-after potential employees with specialisations in IT and an extensive pool of personnel with excellent technical qualifications. 



Wiener Neustadt University of Applied Sciences
Wiener Neustadt University of Applied Sciences




POPULATION AND LEVELS OF EDUCATION | FACTS & FIGURES Lower Austria


Population growth in Lower Austria | 2010 vs. 2020

Population of Lower Austria as a proportion of that of Austria as a whole | 2020


Number of employees of Lower Austrian businesses | 2018

Unemployment rate in Lower Austria | 2019


POPULATION OF LOWER AUSTRIA BY HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION | 2017





PUPILS | STUDENTS | GRADUATES - Current statistics for Lower Austria

Wieselburg Campus, Wiener Neustadt University of Applied Sciences, Danube University Krems
Wieselburg Campus, Wiener Neustadt University of Applied Sciences, Danube University Krems


EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES IN LOWER AUSTRIA

A dual "Made in Austria" education system

The dual model of education employed in Austria enjoys international recognition and is seen as exemplary throughout the world. It is this concept that ensures that Austria produces some of the best qualified personnel. The way that theory and practice are brought together in the roughly 200 apprenticeship trainings and vocational colleges ensures that the workforce of tomorrow is here given the necessary basic skills and even highly specialised expertise. Apprentices in Austria, for example, spend 80% of their training period actively learning on the job and just 20% in vocational schools. Austria's higher vocational institutes that provide training in technical, multiple and business skills have an outstanding reputation thanks to the practice-orientated education they provide with a focus on the aspects that matter to business. Internships in businesses enable trainees to obtain the actual skills they will need for work in their future professions. Hence there is a large pool of talent from which businesses can draw that provides the driver of the economy.




14 INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN LOWER AUSTRIA

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Danube University Krems, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Danube University Krems, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

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