focus:lehre is aimed first and foremost at teaching staff at TU Wien. Teaching staff working at other universities may be able to attend if there are any spaces left or if it makes sense in certain workshop settings.

The university will cover the costs for TU Wien teaching staff attending workshops.

Teaching staff from outside of the university, however, will be billed for workshop fees. The price will be shown for each individual workshop on offer. External teaching staff wishing to attend a workshop should get in touch with the coordinating office.

The organiser will decide whether or not a workshop will be going ahead shortly after the application deadline (generally four weeks before the workshop is due to start). If a workshop is not going to go ahead due to a lack of interest, all teaching staff who have applied will be told that the workshop is cancelled.

If the workshop you would like to attend is fully booked, you can still sign up on TISS. Depending on the numbers, your details will be kept on file (so you can be informed if a space becomes available due to someone else cancelling) or you will be added to a list of people interested in the workshop (so you can be informed first when another session is put on).

As some members of staff sadly do not view their application for further education workshops as being binding, causing additional costs and courses not having the optimum number of participants, TU Wien reserves the right to charge an admin fee of EUR 70 if a place is cancelled within four weeks of the course starting (with the exception of people who are sick and able to provide a doctor’s note) and the place on the course cannot be filled by someone else. Teaching staff who cancel their place on the course may also be banned from taking part in any further focus:lehre sessions. This also applies to teaching staff who do not show up for a session without cancelling in advance.

Anyone who achieves an attendance rate of at least 75% for coaching sessions and workshops will receive a certificate of attendance.