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Contact and exchange with graduates is an important concern of the Academy. The time immediately after graduation is usually a phase in which the course is set for the start of a career as an artist, scientist, or in the respective profession.

Working in known and new fields of application and becoming active in them is a constant challenge for graduates of art universities. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna therefore offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of students in the final phase, graduates, but also young researchers.

These include, among others, the events of the Center for Doctoral Studies as well as the continuing education offers of the Alumni Club and the Knowledge Transfer Center.

In addition, the Vice Rectorate for Arts and Teaching offers two programs that provide specific support for career starters in university teaching and for artists. A central element of these initiatives is formed by target group-specific and practice-related mentoring programs. Further information on the Lectureship Programme for Doctoral Candidates and the Mentoring Programme Art .