Presentation of Upper Austria

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EDUCATION HIGHWAY
Innovationcenter for School and New Technology Ltd.
Presentation of Upper Austria
General Information
• Upper Austria is one of the nine states of
Austria (third larges).
• Capital: Linz
• Area:11,980 km2
• Inhabitants: 1.3 million
• Upper Austria borders on Germany and the
Czech Republic, as well as on the other Austrian
states of Lower Austria, Styria, and Salzburg
Administration
• Administrative divisions
– Upper Austria is traditionally divided into four
regions: Hausruckviertel, Innviertel, Mühlviertel,
and Traunviertel.
– Administratively, the state is divided into 15
districts, and three Statutarstädte.
Economy
• 16,28% of the overall Austrian gross domestic
product (GDP)
• Strongly international in its orientation:Upper Austria
is the leading export location within Austria.
Approx. 25% of the Austrian goods exported are
produced here:
– particularly exports in the direction of the EU
– in addition, exports to the economies of Central
and Eastern Europe.
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Economy
Fundamental structure: synergy between several large companies and
numerous small and medium-sized enterprises .
Manufacturing is the dominating factor in the Upper Austrian economy.
Branches: steelmaking, chemicals, mechanical engineering,
automotive products and general metalworking (60% of the of the
Upper Austrian production value and employ)
Agriculture and forestry represent an important basis for numerous
processing companies (important pulp and paper sector)
48,5% of the Region is farmland, which directly or indirectly supports
312,000 inhabitants.
Tourism represents an additional source of employment and foreign
exchange.
EDUCATION HIGHWAY
Innovationcenter for School and New Technology Ltd.
On the interface between technology and pedagogy
Strategic objectives
• Management of education highway
• Research and development in the fields of new
technologies and new media in education
• Information and educational events
• Promotion of education and matters of education policy
• Delivery of research and development outcomes to
economy and educational systems inland as well as
abroad
4 Layers
Research & Development
Support & Training
Content
Infrastructure
Research & Development
IICC Austria – Ill and Isolated Children Connected
– Pupils in hospital stay interactively connected
with their class with the help of ICT
Research & Development
eduMEDIACENTER – classroom in the future
– eduMEDIASERVICE
Media-on-Demand solution for educational media
– eduACADEMY
virtual, interactive classroom software
– eduMEDIABOX
intelligent distribution of educational media in
bigger networks
International Cooperations
EU-Projects
eStream
Increasing the use of Streaming
technology in school education in Europe
Active Citizenship through interpersonal
value-related Education
International Cooperations
EU-Projects
Free Your River
Schools in Belgium, Italy, Austria and France
write on a „book of the river“, a portrait of their
rivers in words, pictures, analyses and
reports...
Seed
School development through
environmental education
EDUCATION HIGHWAY
Innovationcenter for School and New Technology Ltd.
Hafenstraße 47-51
A-4020 Linz
Tel: +43 (0) 732 7880 78
Fax: +43 (0) 732 7880 7888
E-Mail: [email protected]
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