International Partners

SHK - Sty­rian Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Conference

The Sty­rian Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Conference is an integral part of the so called "Science Space Styria" of the Sty­rian hig­her edu­ca­tion area.

"Nine uni­ver­si­ties in Sty­ria join forces and strengt­hen a com­mon hig­her edu­ca­tion area based on excel­lent regio­nal col­la­bo­ra­tion. Toge­ther they offer a broad range of study pro­gram­mes with cross-university fur­ther and advan­ced edu­ca­tion cour­ses, crea­ting inter­na­tio­nal, future-oriented rese­arch core areas. The crea­tion of a com­mon hig­her edu­ca­tion area is meant to enhance the visibi­lity of scho­lar­ship in gene­ral and Sty­ria as a place of hig­her learning in particular." (from the Science Space Styria homepage , April 2016)

For further information visit the Science Space Styria homepage (SHK):

One major project of SHK is called "eDidactics":
eDidactics is a didactical training program that focuses on the usage of technology for the effort of higher education. The program is offered by all nine Styrian higher educationa institutions within the scope of SHK. Different modules of the program are serviced by individual institutions. The central management is up to the University of Graz.

find the program of eDidactics here:
Flyer eDidactics

iUNIG - Interuniversitary Initiative for New Media Graz

iUNIg is an interest group of Grazer higher education institutions, represented by the four Grazer universities, the FH JOANNEUM, the FH CAMPUS 02 and the University of Teacher Education Styria. Motivated by the projects on podcasting of Graz University of Technology the group was established in autumn 2006. To strengthen cooperations in the field of eduction with modern media is the main target of this group. Exchange of experience, support and assistance for didactical and technical issues, organisation of regular meetings, conferences and symposia are challenges met by this group.

<fnm> - Forum Neue Medien in der Lehre Austria

The association "Forum neue Medien in der Lehre Austria (fnm-austria)" is an established Austrian network in the field of technology enhanced learning that was founded in 2000. It is the only nationwide, cross-university interest group on e-learning in German speaking countries. It representatives put every effort into pushing the usage of modern media for the good of education.

Since June 2010, Dr. Martin Ebner leads the fnma-austria as its (vice-)president section university. Furthermore, Graz University of Technology is represnted by four delegates and four alternate delegates. The delegates organize, manage and carry out group meetings, conferences and working groups.

For further information visit the fnm-austria homepage:


The "Austria-Forum" is an Internet platform about topics focusing on Austria. The content is managed by independent international scientists, researchers and publicists. It is created for the general public in the meaning of knowledge sharing and discussion. The topics cover recent as well as historic facts but also allow different points of view on the same issue. The platform wants to motivate engaged users to contribute. Publishers and editors are politically independent; they commit to parliamentary democracy, to the constitutional state and human rights (correspondingly from Austria-Forum homepage, April 2016)

Since 2015, Dr. Martin Ebner has been head of the management of the Austria-Forum.
For further information visit Austria-Forum homepage:

The BIMS e.V. - Bildung Innnovation Migration Soziale Exzellenz e.V.

"BIMS e.V. is a non-profit organisation working in the field of education and technologies within work and learning. Our motto is “making education reachable” and therefore we are deeply involved in the movements of new learning forms, new pedagogical concepts, open access as well as open educational resources. We develop, organise and lead seminars and workshops about innovative forms of technologies' usage within work and learning since several years now. Together with the steering committee and members of our non-profit association (amongst others: Prof. Dr. Ernst Begemann, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martin Ebner, Dr. Sandra Schön) we are deeply involved in networks and activities within the fields of innovative perspectives on education and learning on a solid scientific level. " (from BIMS e.V. homepage, July 2017)

The long-term cooperation with BIMS e.V. can be seen in a lot of joint projects in the field of e-learning, OER, MOOCs and similiar.

For further information visit BIMS e.V. homepage:

AACE - ED-MEDIA Steering Comitee

The AACE - Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education - organizes and hosts the three largest conferences on the topic of e-learning and technology enhanced learning worldwide. These are:

    World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications
    World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education
  • SITE
    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
  • Global Learn
    Global Conference on Learning and Technology

Since autmun 2008, Dr. Martin Ebner has been member of the Ed-MEDIA steering comitee. His main focus is on the intergration of Web 2.0 technologies during design, realisation and progression of conferences in principle and of the ED-MEDIA in special.

For further information visit AACE homepage:

Online Books and Journals

TU Graz educational Technologies support open-access-journals in technical issues (platform development and hosting) as well as content related ones (editoral board).

The following journals and publications is on our responsibility: