Eurostudent 8 Final Conference

EUROSTUDENT 8 Conference

"Reshaping Higher Education: Inclusivity, Innovation, and Resilience in a Complex Post-Pandemic Era" 

The EUROSTUDENT 8 conference held in cooperation with the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) aims to shed light on the evolving social and economic conditions of students in European higher education. Central to our discussion is the theme of inclusivity, innovation, and resilience, particularly in an era marked not only by the pandemic but also by geopolitical conflicts and economic uncertainties. This theme underlines our discussions, emphasising the need to adapt and evolve in response to recent global challenges. As a key part of this dialogue, we draw upon the comprehensive data collected by the EUROSTUDENT project, which provides cross-country comparisons on various aspects of student life. These insights, including recent focuses  on discrimination, digitalisation, ongoing COVID-19 impacts, and mental health and well-being, are critical for understanding and addressing the challenges students face in today's educational  landscape. 

EUROSTUDENT invites the involved ministries, researchers, and stakeholders, as well as other  scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and students involved in (comparative) higher education research and policy to contribute to a deeper understanding of the student situation in Europe and discuss strategies for fostering more inclusive, innovative, and resilient educational systems.  

We especially welcome contributions that explore the student experience, educational policy  impacts, and the evolving educational landscape.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Building D5.  A detailed plan of the campus can be found online.

How to get to Vienna

Vienna is easily accessible by plane, train and car.  Vienna International Airport is Austria’s largest airport and serves as a major hub for flights to and from destinations across the globe. Vienna Airport is well connected to the public transportation network and can be reached quickly, comfortably, and cost-effective by train or bus.

Further information on how to get to Vienna can be found here.


The preliminary conference programme is now online under this link: Preliminary Programme


To assist you in planning your stay, we have arranged three hotels with special booking conditions.

Motel One Vienna Prater: Following conditions apply: 107,80€ for a single room, 144,82€ for a double room, breakfast is excluded. You can book a room using this form.

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront: Following conditions apply: 15% off current room prices. You can book a room using this link.

Bassena Messe Prater: Following conditions apply: 120€ for a single room, 144€ for a double room, including breakfast. You can book a room using this link.

Please note that the subway line U2 is not operating between the subway stations Karlsplatz and Rathaus until September 2024.


Registration is now open, please register using this link: Registration.

Please note that due to limited space, we need to prioritise speakers and members of the national teams, therefore your registration might be put on a pending status for a short period of time.

This conference is held in cooperation between the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Vienna University of Economics and Business.