About the Infopool better teaching

The Center for Teaching and Learning creates and curates materials on teaching in higher education (HE), specifically at the University of Vienna, to support you in designing and teaching your courses, as well as in reflecting and improving your teaching practice.


The Infopool better teaching originated as a work package of a project funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Research ("Hochschulraumstrukturmittel" project titled "Besseres Schreiben, erfolgreicheres Studieren und Abschließen", 2016-2019). The first articles on feedback went online in early 2017. Since then, we have been adding material on a variety of topics, as well as updating existing entries. While more material is available in German, we are continually working on providing English versions as well.

Topics and formats

The articles are accessible in an alphabetical list, as well as grouped according to the main categories:


The texts are based on theory and current research on teaching in HE. They summarise and synthesise the current state of the art, and present the main contents in a concise and accessible manner. Many articles offer insightful examples and tips for your teaching practice. These tips and examples should make it easier for you to transfer what you have read into your own teaching and to adapt it to your specific context with its necessary requirements.


In the videos section you will find two kinds of videos: First, you will find video interviews with experts, for instance Teaching in the Lab.

Second, we share examples of what excellent teachers do at our university. The series "How Do You Do It?" features teachers from across the university who allow us glimpses into their teaching practice.

Contact us!

We hope you find the material on this website inspiring and helpful. If you have questions or feedback for us, or if you would like to share some successful teaching experience, please contact us at infopool@univie.ac.at. We welcome your suggestions and feedback!

Team and Contributors

We are grateful to have many colleagues from the university and beyond cooperate with us on this project:

Overall responsibility

Mag.a Dr.in Charlotte Zwiauer

Main editor and project manager

Mag.a Barbara Louis, PhD

Editorial team

MMag.a Dr.in Sonja Buchberger
Mag.a Barbara Louis, PhD
Mag.a Dr.in Charlotte Zwiauer


Mag.a Barbara Breen-Wenninger
MMag.a Dr.in Sonja Buchberger
Klara Dreo, BA BA
Kerstin Eder, BSc
Mag. Robin Gleeson
Mag. Daniel Handle-Pfeiffer
Dr.in Brigitte Kossek
Mag.a Gisela Kriegler-Kastelic
Dr.in Sylvia Lingo
Mag.a Barbara Louis, PhD
MMag.a Dr.in Heidi Niederkofler
Lea Pelosi, MA
Mag. Reinhard Schott
Dr.in Elisabeth Siegel
Mag. Christoph Winter

Video Interviewees

Prof. Steffen-Peter Ballstaedt
Julia Beisl, BSc MSc
Mag. Dr. Armin Berger, MA
Mag. Georg Brameshuber
Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Inci Dirim, M.A.
Lucia Filipova, BA BA BA BA MA
Dominik Froehlich, PhD
Dr.in Susanne Frölich-Steffen
Univ.-Prof. Dip.-Geogr. Dr. Stephan Glatzel
Mag. Jürgen Goller
Dipl.-Soz. Dr. Tilo Grenz
Univ.-Prof. Dr.sc.ed. Katharina Groß
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Gruber
Mag.a Birgit Haberpeuntner
Silvia Hartung, M.A.
Mag.a Dr.in Verena Hasenegger
Mag.a Dr.in Helen Heaney, BA
Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Holzleithner
Mag. Dr. Rainer Kaltenbaek
Mag.a Dr.in Brigitta Keintzel
Mag.a Dr.in Gertraud Kremsner
Swantje Lahm, MA
Mag.a Dr.in Meike Lauggas
FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Martin Lehner
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jörn Loviscach
Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Slyvia Mieszkowski, MA
ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian H. Müller
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred Ogris
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Pöchhacker
Ass.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Michelle Proyer
Mag. Dr. Markus Rheindorf
Dr.in Donata Romizi, MA
Lena Seewann, BA MA
Dr.in Daniela Seybold
Mag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Sonnleitner
Mag. Peter Spindler, MA
Dr. Thomas Waitz, M.A
Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik
Assoz. Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Ulrike Zartler, Privatdoz.in
Ing. Patrick A. Zöhrer, BSc BSc MSc

Videos: Camera and post production

Mag. Lukas Schnabel
Mario Seidl, BSc
Mag. Anselm Tröster

Videos: Ideas and production

MMag.a Dr.in Sonja Buchberger
Mag.a Barbara Louis, PhD

Website maintenance

Mag.a Angela Knafl
Hava Sevi

English translation

Penaloza Patzak & So.
Mag.a Barbara Louis, Ph.D.