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Guidance and counselling in higher education


12.Educational Support and Guidance

12.6Guidance and counselling in higher education

Last update: 20 December 2023

There are no national regulations regarding support and counselling services in tertiary education. According to the Law on Higher Education and the Ordinance on Higher Education, it is the responsibility of the respective higher education institutions to provide any counselling services. There is also no additional financial support. The expenses are included in the overall budget. 

The University of Liechtenstein offers the following counselling centres and forms of counselling:

Office on Equality and Diversity

The University of Liechtenstein is diverse. This diversity is reflected in gender, age, origin, religion, ideology, sexual orientation, biography, experience and different life models. The University of Liechtenstein therefore endeavours to recognise the individual and cultural diversity of its students and employees and to create a working culture that supports this. Recognising this diversity creates added value for the university that enables innovation and development.

The Office on Equality and Diversity  at the University of Liechtenstein aims to create equality measures, awareness-raising campaigns and projects for a non-discriminatory and equal working environment. It is the point of contact for questions relating to equal opportunities.

International Office of the University of Liechtenstein

The International Office is responsible for taking care of the university’s international relationships and also collaborates on the planning and implementation of the strategy of internationalisation, in cooperation with the university’s institutes. One of the core tasks of the International Office is to offer advice and support to students and lecturers involved in programmes relating to internationalisation, as well as looking after the university’s foreign students and guests. In addition, it helps with issues relating to the organisation of courses, international academic degrees, the recognition of academic course achievements, the financing of courses, legal issues for foreign students and ordinary day-to-day practical affairs. It also advises and offers support for project applications and functions as an intermediary for international academic contacts and meetings, as well as organising events of an international nature. The International Office is supported financially by the AIBA (Agency for International Education Affairs).

Psychological counselling

It is the responsibility of the institutions of higher education institutions to offer psychological counseling. There are no legislative provisions as to how this is to be done.

Career guidance

It is the responsibility of the universities to offer career counselling. There are no legal regulations on how this counselling should be carried out.

The University of Liechtenstein offers the so-called career:service for this purpose.

The Office for Vocational Education and Career Counselling offers study and career counselling in the area of tertiary education.