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Our research area is the Economy - Pedagogy provides the orientation lines. We work on diverse subjects that revolve around learning, development, and education of individuals in an economic context and try to keep a broad view on the field of business education and development. We deliver high quality contributions to research areas such as teacher education, corporate education, adult education, education management, and quality development in enterprises and in the field of education. Further we aim to present and publish our results nationally as well as internationally and transfer them to the workplace.


Principles and Topics in Research

The department’s research performance is generally attributed to the university’s research core area called Learning – Education – Knowledge. Members of the department engage actively in research projects belonging to this research core area and thus foster interdisciplinary research across faculty borders.


The following topics were defined as being central in the department’s research activities:

  • Competence development
  • Multidimensional teaching methods
  • Subject related didactics
  • Ethics in Business and Economy
  • Corporate education
  • Univeritary didactics and development
  • Supranationality and Education
  • Research in Vocational Education & Training (VET) and Teacher Training
  • Competenceportfolio and Self-reflection
  • Quality development and assurance in education


Research at the Department is:

  • Multimethodological
  • Interdisciplinary
  • National as well as international
  • Applied as well as fundamental


Links: (only available in German)


Department Chair
Universitätsstraße 15/G1 8010 Graz
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michaela Stock Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 7272

Institute Office

Lena Nasarow-Engstler

Universitätsstraße 15/G1
8010, Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 3530

Mo: closed
Tu: 09:00 – 13:00
We: 09:00 – 13:00
Th: 09:00 – 11:00
Fr: closed

During the semester break, the office is not staffed and can only be reached by e-mail.


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