Amendment Of The University Act 2002

Original Language Title: Änderung des Universitätsgesetzes 2002

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52. Federal Act 2002 amends the University Act

The National Council has decided:

The Federal Act on the organisation of universities and their studies (universities Act 2002 - UG), Federal Law Gazette I no. 120/2002, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 18/2013, is amended as follows:

1. in the table of contents, partly the following subsection 2a is after the 2. subsection of the 1st section of I. inserted together with the heading:

"2a. section

Implementation of the capacity-oriented, student-related University financing § 14a.
Objectives of capacity-oriented, student-related University financing § 14 b.
Basic principles of capacity-oriented, student-related University financing § 14 c.
Definitions section 14 d.
Total Austrian University development plan section 14e.
Composition of the global budget section 14f.
Implementation of the capacity-oriented, student-related University financing § 14 g.
Improvement of study conditions / future capacity rules § 14 h.
Access arrangements in particularly strong demand studies article 14i.
Application of section 66 (introductory and orientation phase) "2." After the 2. subsection "Funding, service agreement and quality assurance" of the 1st section of I part is the following under section 2a. inserted together with the heading:

"2a. section

Implementation of the capacity-oriented, student-related University financing

Objectives of capacity-oriented, student-related University financing

§ 14a. (1) sustainable with regard to the long-term objective, public and private expenditure for the tertiary education sector and the demands of a modern knowledge-based society accordingly to make the steps used to implement a transparent design of the funding of universities.

(2) the objective of the capacity-oriented, student-related university funding is to provide a sufficient number of places in study conditions appropriate high in an international comparison. In particular, the service relations are taking into account the needs of the respective scientific or artistic subject to improve.

(3) in the course of the implementation of the capacity-oriented, student-related University financing, the proportion of active testing studies and the number of completed studies should be increased without reducing the total number of students admitted to universities. At the same time is aimed at taking into account the University - or subject-specific characteristics, to avoid studying, which studies crashes as well as above-average durations of study result.

Basic principles of capacity-oriented, student-related University financing

2B. (1) universities are section 14 to fund the Federal Government. Where are the financial capabilities of the Federal Government, to consider its requirements at the universities and the fulfilment of the tasks of the universities. The implementation of the capacity-oriented, student-focused funding of University is carried out within the current federal budget.

(2) the Minister or the Minister has in consultation with the Minister or the Minister of finance no later than 30 September of the second year of each performance agreement period pursuant to article 13, taking into account the expected student numbers and the supervision to set for the next total amount available performance agreement period to finance the universities available and its distribution in the part of amounts for the University services, teaching, research and development and development of the arts, as well as infrastructure and clinical overhead and in the agreement in accordance with section 60 of the Federal budget 2013 (BHG 2013), Federal Law Gazette I No 139/2009, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 62/2012, to produce.

(3) the financing of University teaching is based on the number of places offered by the universities and supervised. Places of similar orientation and equipment need are summarized to subject groups for which each a uniform weighting is determined by regulation of the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister. The amount per study place stems from the laying down of the instalment for teaching in accordance with paragraph 2, as well as the number of weighted places. The indicator "Number of testing active powered ordinary Bachelor -, diploma and master studies with weighting" is used for determining the number of weighted places according to subject groups.

Definitions

§ 14c. (1) the term "Place" within the meaning of capacity-oriented, student-related University financing includes each full-time course operated by an or a students test active. Testing active means to consider only those studies provided in the relevant academic year in the respective study at least 16 ECTS credits or positively assessed course achievements in the circumference of at least 8 semester hours.

(2) "study recruiters and advertisers' within the meaning of §§ 14 g and 14 h are those people applying for initial admission to a particular school at the respective University.

(3) "study beginners and beginners" within the meaning of §§ 14 g and 14 h are those study recruiters and advertisers, to actually be approved g or 14 h after any completion of a recording or selection procedure in accordance with sections 14 to study.

(4) the 'number of study places for study beginners and beginners' relating to the capacity-oriented, student-related University financing is the sum of those places which nationwide or by a University for study beginners and beginners per academic year and study field must be provided by the universities. The determination of volumes is nationwide through the regulation of the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister in accordance with section 14 d para 3 in agreement with the main Committee of the National Council or in accordance with § 14 h 2 and at university level by the service agreement.

(5) "Fan groups" within the meaning of capacity-oriented, student-related University financing are the mappings of studies at Austrian universities according to criteria of professional orientation and the need for facilities in various groups who receive a weighting for the professional orientation and equipment need. The weighting is done pursuant to § 14 b (3) by regulation of the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister.

(6) all Bachelor -, diploma -, master - and doctoral studies are "Bachelor" in the sense of capacity-oriented, student-related university funding including individual studies. include sections 14 g and 14 h only Bachelor's and graduate studies without consideration of individual studies, to which admission is possible.

(7) "Fields of study" University funding in terms of capacity-oriented, student-related are professional associations of the studies referred to in para. 6 according to the ISCED classification of by UNESCO. Study field is equivalent to the criterion of "detailed field" in the classification of the education and training fields according to Eurostat manual in this regard.

(8) the term "non-traditional study recruiters and advertisers" in addition to working persons, persons with social obligations, persons with delayed start of study, older people and people with alternative University access study recruiters and-werbern with disabilities.

Total Austrian University development plan

section 14 d. (1) as a planning instrument for the expansion of the Board the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister has after prior consultation of the Scientific Council, as well as by representatives of the Austrian universities at least to create an all-Austrian University development plan at the end of the second year of each performance agreement period.

(2) the total Austrian University development plan has in particular statements to contain: 1 the parent education and science policy objectives, 2. parent research policy objectives, 3. the desired development of the number of students as a whole and in the individual subject groups represented study field level (ISCED 3), 4. the aspired development of the share of testing active students at the students overall, 5. the desired development of the number of graduates and graduates , 6 the supervision objective of, 7 notes to the development of the care relationship, 8.
Measures of evaluation and quality assurance (§ 14) and 9 Bachelor and diploma studies represented study field level (ISCED 3), in which the universities are entitled to set 14 g to access regulations pursuant to section, including the number of places for study beginners and beginners per academic year and study field.

(3) ABS 2 Z 9 is to be issued by Decree of the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister in consultation with the Policy Committee of the National Council.


(4) the total Austrian University development plan is created for the two future performance agreement periods.

Composition of the global budget

section 14e. (1) the universities receive a global budget fixed by the service agreement. It consists of the partial and sub amounts for teaching, research and development and development of the arts, as well as infrastructure and clinical overhead. The amount of part - and sub amounts is set taking into account by § 14b para 2 in the performance agreement. Universities can freely dispose of the use of the global budget within the framework of their responsibilities and of the service agreements.

(2) the amounts of the part is calculated on the basis of the following criteria: 1. partial amount for teaching: the amount of the part for teaching is set on the basis of the number of testing active powered ordinary Bachelor -, diploma and master studies with weighting according to subject groups per study area.

The partial amount for teaching is complemented by a strategic contribution, the amount of which in particular taking into account the social objectives in accordance with § 13 para 2 subpara 1 lit. g is determined.

2. partial amount on research and development and development of the Arts: the partial amount on research and development and development of the arts is made up of the following sub amounts: a) for all universities from a weighted according to subject groups research supplement to the number of the offered by the University and assisted places per subject group. The weighting of the research award is designed to by regulation of the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister.

(b) for the universities in accordance with § 6 Z 1-15 ("research universities") from a sub amount, which is calculated on the basis of a competition-oriented research counter.

(c) for the universities in accordance with § 6 Z 16 to 21 ("artistic universities") from a sub amount, which is calculated on the basis of a competition-oriented research counter as well as a competitive counter for the design and development of the arts.

The partial amount for research or development and development of the arts, as well as the amounts of sub are supplemented by a strategic contribution, the amount of which in particular taking into account the social objectives in accordance with § 13 para 2 subpara 1 lit. g is determined.

3. partial amount for infrastructure and clinical overhead: the partial amount for infrastructure and clinical overhead is made up of the following sub amounts: a) Sub amount for large-scale research infrastructure b) Sub amount for building c) Sub amount for the clinical overhead this sub amounts taking into account of the objectively justified needs of the University in the performance agreement lays down.

Implementation of the capacity-oriented, student-related University financing

§ 14f. (1) the implementation of the capacity-oriented, student-related University financing is carried out gradually: 1 for the performance agreement period 2013 to 2015 sections 12 and 13 are amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 18/2013 in its entirety.

2. for the performance agreement period 2016 to 2018 a by the Minister or by the Federal Minister to fair fixed proportion to the extent of maximum 60 is vH of the in accordance with § 14 b para 2 of fixed total amount, taking into account section 14e para 2 (capacity-oriented, student-oriented University funding) the rest of this total amount distributed, 12 and 13 will be on the basis of § § amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 18/2013-distributed.

3. from the performance agreement period 2019 to 2021, capacity-oriented, student-oriented University funding in its entirety will be applied.

(2) the universities have to take all appropriate measures to prepare for the model of capacity-oriented, student-related university funding, to implement in particular a cost and performance accounting pursuant to § 16 para 1 according to uniform standards.

Improvement of study conditions / future capacity arrangements

§ 14 g. (1) the objective of the capacity-oriented, student-related university funding is to provide a sufficient number of places in study conditions appropriate high in an international comparison. In particular, the service relations are taking into account the needs of the respective scientific or artistic subject to improve.

(2) exceeds the number of study recruiters and-werber to the number of places for study beginners and beginners each study field specified in the performance agreement per academic year, and is a study in accordance with section 14 d para 2 No. 9, so the Rector's Office can access either through a recording process prior to admission or by selecting the students until no later than one semester after the admission rules.

(3) the distribution of the number of places for study beginners and beginners per academic year and study field on the individual universities, laid down in the regulation referred to in article 14 d, par. 3 has to be carried out, this number must be offered throughout Austria at least within the framework of the service agreements.

(4) the selection procedures or recording has in particular the following requirements to be considered: 1. verification of the performance-based criteria for the corresponding to the training requirements of the respective studies, 2. assurance of accessibility to non-traditional study recruiters and advertisers, 3. timely provision of the test substance on the homepage of the University (admissions process prior to admission to no later than four months prior to the exam date, selection process after the approval at the latest at the beginning of the relevant semester) and 4th a multi-stage design of recording or selection process. Any oral components can be only a part of the recording or selection process and may not take place at the beginning of the recording or selection procedure. Furthermore the oral components may be not the sole criterion for the existence of the recording or selection procedure.

To carry out the recording or selection procedures is section 41 of the federal equal treatment Act B GlBG, BGBl. No. 100/1993, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no shall apply 120/2012,.

(5) before determining the selection procedure or recording by the Rectorate, the opportunity to comment within two weeks is the Senate to give. The determination by the Rectorate has to be in order to be effective from the next academic year no later than 30 April.

Access arrangements in particularly strong demand studies

§ 14 h. (1) for the Bachelor regulated in par. 2 and diploma studies represented study field level (ISCED 3) an Austria-wide number of places for study beginners and beginners per academic year and study field is set. The determination is made, taking into account the needs of the respective scientific or artistic compartment with the aim to provide a sufficient number of places in study conditions appropriate high in an international comparison. In particular, the service relations are taking into account the needs of the respective scientific or artistic subject to improve.

(2) the following number of places for study beginners and beginners per academic year and study field must be provided throughout Austria:

 



Study field



Total



Architecture and town planning *.



2,020



Biology and biochemistry *.



3,700



Computer science



2,500



Management and administration/management and administration, General / Economics



10.630



Pharmacy



1,370 * the studies at the University for applied arts, Vienna, at the University of Arts and industrial design Linz and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna are excluded.

* Studies, including already access arrangements consist 124 b paragraph 4 in accordance with § are excluded.

(3) the distribution of the number of places in accordance with paragraph 2 on the individual universities and on the individual studies has to be carried out, this number must be offered throughout Austria at least within the framework of the service agreements.

(4) in the study fields in accordance with paragraph 2 included studies is the Rector's Office of each University, the relevant study is furnished, entitled to admission to this school by Decree either by a recording process prior to admission or the selection of students to no more than one semester following approval to regulate.


(5) in the context of the selection process or recording - a compulsory registration of the study recruiters and-werber must be provided within a period to be determined by the Rector's Office. Must perform the procedure only if the number of registered student recruiters and-werber exceeds the number of places for study beginners and beginners per study specified in the performance agreement pursuant to paragraph 3. The number of registered student recruiters and-werber under the number specified in the performance agreement pursuant to paragraph 3 of places for study beginners and beginners per study, remains they are § 63 registered study recruiters and-werber the General conditions according to anyway, to allow. In addition, the University has to admit also study recruiters and-werber are already registered for the same study at another University to reach the number laid per study.

(6) before establishing the selection procedure or recording by the Rectorate, the opportunity to comment within two weeks is the Senate to give. The determination by the Rectorate has to be in order to be effective from the next academic year no later than 30 April.

(7) the selection procedures or recording has in particular the following requirements to be considered: 1. verification of the performance-based criteria for the corresponding to the training requirements of the respective studies, 2. assurance of accessibility to non-traditional study recruiters and advertisers, 3. timely provision of the test substance on the homepage of the University (admissions process prior to admission to no later than four months prior to the exam date, selection process after the approval at the latest at the beginning of the relevant semester) and 4th a multi-stage design of recording or selection process. Any oral components can be only a part of the recording or selection process and may not take place at the beginning of the recording or selection procedure. Furthermore the oral components may be not the sole criterion for the existence of the recording or selection procedure.

For the performance of the recording or selection procedures, section 41 is to apply B GlBG.

Application of section 66 (introductory and orientation phase)

Article 14i. Of studies, including the approval in accordance with § 14 h is governed by 14 g or §, is to apply article 66 with the proviso, that the selection process has to be part of the introductory and orientation phase if it after the admission takes place."

3. According to article 16, paragraph 2, the following paragraph 2a is inserted:

(2a) that has Federal Minister or the Federal Minister to ensure uniform standards for the cost and performance accounting referred to in paragraph 1 after consulting the universities in consultation with the Federal Minister or the Federal Minister of finance by regulation.

4. in section 66 para 1a third sentence replaces the word "once" "twice" the word and the fourth movement is eliminated.

5. section 66 paragraph 1a is inserted after the following paragraph 1 b:

"(1B) admission to the school is void if that or the students at one for testing imposed on him or her in the context of introductory and orientation phase at the last repetition is negatively assessed." The renewed authorisation can be at the earliest to this study in deviation from § 63 paragraph 7 for the third following semester after the termination of the authorisation requested. The renewed authorisation can be requested twice. After each renewed approval are the total number of repeat audits in the introductory and orientation phase in accordance with paragraph 1a. third sentence available to the students and the students"

6. Article 143, paragraph 30 shall be added following paragraph 31 to 34:

"(31) kick section 143, paragraph 22 and 28 at the end of the 28th February 2013 override. 1B contact expiry of 31 December 2015 override § 66 par. 1, par. 1a and para. The Federal Minister or the Federal Minister has to evaluate the effect of introductory and orientation phase in cooperation with the universities and to submit a report on the findings of the evaluation the National Council in December 2015 at the latest.

(32) § § are 12 and 13, taking into account the sections 14a to 14 g in the version of Federal Law Gazette I 31 March 2014 to change no. 52/2013 at the latest. The sections 14a occur should up to this point no amendment of sections 12 and 13 is be, up to 14 g at the end of 31 March 2014 override.

(33) sections 64 and 66 are taking into account the sections 14 g and 14i as amended by Federal Law Gazette I to change no. 52/2013 until no later than 31 March 2014. Should up to this point no amendment of sections 64 and 66 occurs be 14i section at the end of 31 March 2014 override occurs.

(34) section is 14 h with 1 January 2013 into force and expiry of the 31 December 2015 override. The Federal Minister or the Federal Minister has to evaluate the impact of admission requirements in accordance with § 14 h in collaboration with the universities and to submit a report on the findings of the evaluation the National Council in December 2015 at the latest. Focus of the evaluation is the composition of the study recruiters and-werber or the students in social and cultural terms, as well as by sex and nationality."

Fischer

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