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What we can ex­pect from each other

WU Vi­enna is a place of learn­ing, teach­ing and re­search. These activ­it­ies are al­most al­ways in­ter­act­ive; de­pend­ing on the stage of their stud­ies, stu­dents are in­volved in the vari­ous pro­cesses in dif­fer­ent ways and to vary­ing de­grees. Al­though the roles of the people in­volved may be dif­fer­ent, both sides – WU fac­ulty and staff as well as stu­dents - con­trib­ute to the suc­cess of teach­ing, learn­ing and re­search at WU.

It’s im­port­ant to know what ex­pect­a­tions we have of each other: What do stu­dents ex­pect from WU and its fac­ulty and staff? And what does WU ex­pect of its stu­dents? The de­mands made by both sides have to be reas­on­able and fair.

The ex­pect­a­tions set down on the fol­low­ing pages are the res­ult of nu­mer­ous dis­cus­sions with stu­dents and WU fac­ulty and staff. They are a clear state­ment of what we all have a right to ex­pect from each other. The ful­fill­ment of these ex­pect­a­tions de­pends on a cer­tain way of be­ha­vior and cer­tain at­ti­tudes in the way we treat each other. In this sense, the fol­low­ing pages should be read as a code of con­duct for all of us at WU.

All the ex­pect­a­tions presen­ted on the fol­low­ing pages are fair, le­git­im­ate and reas­on­able. If we@wu all work to ful­fill this so­cial con­tract, study­ing, learn­ing, teach­ing and re­search at WU will be suc­cess­ful and a pos­it­ive ex­per­i­ence for every­one. Along these lines, we are look­ing for­ward to ac­com­pa­ny­ing you dur­ing your stud­ies at WU and wish you good luck!

Edith Lit­tich

Vice-Rector for Aca­demic Pro­grams and Stu­dent Af­fairs

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