about uni:check


Purpose and development

We understand uni:check as a low-threshold contribution in the educational decision-making process of highschool students. uni:check was developed with the aim of informing schoolchildren and young adults about generalized aspects of studying on a bachelor's level while also conveying the characteristics of the University of Vienna as a place of study.

We want to reach as many young people as possible - especially those who have not yet decided whether they want to study at a university or whether they want to take a different path. That is why uni:check starts even before you decide on a specific field of study.

The first step in the development of uni:check was the implementation of a systematic literature review on the subjects of academic ability, study motives, academic socialization and transition. In a next step, we filtered out and categorized the essential factors for study success in several workshops with the involvement of various stakeholders. On this basis, we developed a concept for the operationalization of the before-mentioned factors, taking into account the University of Vienna as a specific place to study.  The storyline of a "virtual study day" serves as a common theme for a target group-specific presentation of the various tasks.

Who we are

Das Team hinter uni:check

Back row (left to right): Hanna Frankl, Larissa Bartok, Isabelle Krol, Gisela Kriegler-Kastelic (project head), Reinhard Schott.

Front row (left to right): Robin Gleeson, Heidi Niederkofler.

uni:check was developed by psychologists and educational experts at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), University of Vienna. In close cooperation with the faculties and centres, our team is also responsible for the development of any subject-specific Online Self-Assessments (OSAs) at the University of Vienna as well as the university's entrance and aptitude tests.


Relevant literature

Bosse, Elke / Schultes, Konstantin & Trautwein, Caroline (2013). Studierfähigkeit: Theoretischer Rahmen. In: Universität Hamburg (Hrsg.), Kolleg-Bote, 4, S. 2-4, Hamburg: Universität Hamburg.

Bosse, Elke / Schultes, Konstantin & Trautwein, Caroline (2014). Studierfähigkeit als individuelle und institutionelle Herausforderung. In: Lenzen, S. & Fischer, H. (Hrsg.), Change: Hochschule der Zukunft. Konferenztag Studium und Lehre, Jahrestagung Universitätskolleg. Universitätskolleg-Schriften, 3, S.37–42. Hamburg: Universität Hamburg.

Lewin, Dirk & Lischka, Irene (2004). Passfähigkeit beim Hochschulzugang als Voraussetzung für Qualität und Effizienz von Hochschulbildung (HoF-Arbeitsbericht 6/2004), S.106. Halle-Wittenberg: Institut für Hochschulforschung (HoF).

Spiel, Christiane / Litzenberger Margarete & Haiden, Daniela (2007). Bildungswissenschaftliche und psychologische Aspekte von Auswahlverfahren. In Badelt, Christoph / Wegscheider, Wolfgang & Wulz, Heribert (Hrsg.), Hochschulzugang in Österreich, S. 253-327, Graz: Grazer Universitätsverlag.

Van den Berk, Ivo / Schultes, Konstantin & Stolz, Katrin (2015). Studierfähigkeit verstehen und fördern. Wie Studierende gut durch das Studium kommen. In: Bildung & Wissenschaft, 69 (4), S. 34-37.

Van den Berk, Ivo / Petersen, Kirsten / Schultes, Konstantin, & Stolz, Katrin (Hrsg.) (2016). Studierfähigkeit. Theoretische Erkenntnisse, empirische Befunde und praktische Perspektiven. Universitätskolleg-Schriften, 15, Hamburg: Universität Hamburg.