Academic writing made easy

Many students lack know-how about the formal rules of academic writing. The online course AWO sets out to fill the gap

Many students equate writing an academic thesis at the end of their studies with a huge hurdle on the way to earning a degree. A research team at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, FH Burgenland, together with members of five partners from CEE-countries developed the online course “AWO - Academic Writing Online“, which allows for individuals to tackle the matter. The project was coordinated and headed by Prof. (FH) Dr. Petra Hauptfeld.

FH Burgenland contributes its CEE-expertise to the texts, exercises and video teaching materials. The contents of the online course is translated into English, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Slovenian and Croatian and adapted according to cultural differences. The course is available for free; it is financed by funds of the European Union. The course can be used flexibly and as support tool for students writing their thesis. Especially students who work full time while they study, students in adult education programs and visiting students find AWO a great tool for learning and practicing academic writing. Visiting students can access a course in their native language thanks to this online course.

The support of the European Union is based on the two-year “Erasmus+“-project within their strategic partnership program (duration of the project: September 2014 to August 2016). It contributes to increasing the quota of European university graduates in the age group 30 – 34 to 40 % by 2020.

 (Duration September 2014 until August 2016)

Funding agency, research and cooperation partners

Funding agency

ÖAD – Österreichischer Austauschdienst/Nationalagentur Erasmus+ Bildung, Wien

Research partners

  • ASAS Aus- und Weiterbildung AG, Austria
  • Charles University in Prague, Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies ÚJOP, Czech Republic
  • e-matrix Innovations GmbH, Austria
  • Eszterházy Károly University Eger, Hungary
  • University Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
  • University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić, Croatia
  • University of Maribor, Department of International Economics and Business, Slovenia

Project team University of Applied Sciences Burgenland

Project manager

Project team

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