National strategy on the social dimension
In February 2017 the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) published the „National strategy on the social dimension of higher education“ which had been developed together with universities, universities of applied sciences, university colleges of teacher education, private universities, relevant interest groups, service institutions, and employers and industry associations.
It pursues three main targets:
I. More inclusive access
II. Avoid dropout and increase academic success
III. Create basic parameters and optimise the regulation of higher education policy
Each target contains three action lines (=fields of action), within which concrete measures are identified. The implementation, and practical progress are monitored through nine quantitative goals.