100 Schools – 1000 Opportunities

Understanding what matters, together!

Due to their area and social composition, some schools in Austria face particular challenges. The research and development project "100 Schools – 1000 Opportunities", carried out by the University of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research, aims to gain a better understanding of how schools currently deal with their special challenges – in particular, how they deploy and use resources and what this means for school quality. Schools participating in this project receive the opportunity to apply for additional support that will enable them to further develop the quality of their work. The respective schools will receive additional, need-oriented resources for a certain period of time, starting in 2022. How this additional support is deployed and used at the school and how this affects school quality will be investigated by the team of the University of Vienna. The insights gained in the process should enable to develop evidence-based strategies to allocate resources to schools with special challenges.


On March 16, a press conference took place with Minister of Education Heinz Faßmann, Sibylle Hamann (spokesperson for education of the Green Party), Karin Lang (school quality manager), and Barbara Schober (Bildung-psychologist).

Click here for the livestream.