About KPH Edith Stein

The KPH Edith Stein is located at five different places (Innsbruck, Stams, Feldkirch, Salzburg, Zams). The institution’s main office is housed in Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol.  The teacher training college is situated in Stams. KPH Edith Stein was founded in 2007. It offers a wide perspective on professional education and a broad range of study programmes which includes teaching for special needs and religious education.

The institution’s traditional strengths are:

  • special tutorship in small seminar groups and individual tutoring in research and development to provide continuous support for students 
  • practice-oriented education emphasising work placements and establishing partnerships with the professional world 
  • European links: student and lecturer exchange programme with 21 European partners 

Our main goal is to prepare students for a successful career in teaching in an increasingly globalised working environment. Furthermore, our lecturers have substantial tutoring experience which benefits a close relationship between students and lecturers. 

Our lecturers follow the latest developments in the students’ future work field and they perform research to enhance their teaching practice and to improve study programmes. In short, KPH Edith Stein offers state-of-the-art education. 

In spite of being a Catholic foundation we welcome students from all denominations and strongly believe that cultural diversity is one of the core values of our institution and our training for a succesful career in a globalized world. Therefore, we welcome foreign students to enrich the study and working environment at KPH Edith Stein. Their input and commitment is greatly valued.