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Project Platform Diversity

Encouraging Diversity: Developing a process-oriented information and communication platform for art studies fostering social inclusion

Start of the project: 01.03.2020

Funded by: BMBWF | Digital and social transformation

The project aims to develop an interactive platform, offering target-group-specific information and communication for new generations of students. While the platform supports existing consulting and information services, it also links and combines analogue and digital communication.

In working groups and workshops, different formats (e.g. tutorial videos, peer-feedback, voice message) for a multilingual digital platform are being developed. The prioritised target groups are high school students, young adults, newcomers without knowledge about artistic professions or study options due to their social or regional setting. All participants (target groups, university staff and students, and cooperation partners) develop, analyse and try out concepts, formats and contents.

The participatory development and the exchange across the cooperating universities guarantee sustainability and will have structure-changing effects.


  • Adaption to the communication habits of future students
  • Elimination of implicit as well as explicit barriers for those who don’t have access to specific knowledge and networks
  • Open and inclusive access to studies guaranteed by informal, interactive communication and non-elitist language
  • Outreach to diverse and non-traditional groups of applicants
  • Stronger cooperation within and across universities