About us

WIN Science Initiative Lower Austria, Association for Iterdisciplinary Research, Consulting and Education has been founded in 1990 as non-profit association. The first project was the research project R30 focusing on aspects of vocational guidance and counselling for students of higher schools in Lower Austria, with the Interuniversitarian Research Instititute for Distance Education (IFF) and the Lower Austrian Labour Market Service (AMS) acting as cooperation partners.

Between 1995 and 2007, WIN was mainly active in evaluating labour market related qualification measures and various transnational European projects in the programmes SOCRATES and LEONARDO DA VINCI. Since 2014, the association has been active in several Strategic Partnerships of the Erasmus+ Programme.

The scientific background of WIN experts covers also natural sciences, especially biotechnology and environment, and social sciences. These fields have become the focus of our activities, and we will benefit from our experiences in the European educational projects by introducing social aspects also into the new activities.