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WIFI (Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut) - Institute for Economic Promotion of the Austrian Economic Chambers

The leading name in further education

Tradition – Innovation – Vision

WIFI is the largest and most renowned further education partner for Austrian businesses. For over 70 years, we have been developing new offers on an ongoing basis and opening up innovative educational paths.

We are the Austrian business community’s most important partner for qualifications and one of the best providers of further education in Europe. As an economic promotion institute with an entrepreneurial approach, we translate the socio-political credo of “lifelong learning” into concrete, attractive offers.

Get ahead with the market leader

Austrian entrepreneurs serve as the main link between WIFI’s services and the business world. The WIFI Network consists of the WIFI-Umbrella Organisation in Vienna and 9 regional WIFI-head offices. Furthermore, we run 80 local subsidiaries.

The services offered by all WIFIs are geared towards the current and future qualification requirements of companies and their employees. By taking part in international activities, the WIFIs also provide support for companies on foreign markets.

SME Support Service

Besides training activities, WIFI is also providing advisory and consultancy to businesses. WIFI is the spring board for new training methods and products, innovations and SME programs. The SME-Support Service-Network offers consultancy in the fields of management, innovation & technology by organizing awareness and information activities as well as problem-oriented, made-to-measure assistance for individual companies on technical, economic and ecological matters. About 15.000 small and medium companies benefit every year from these services.

The WIFIs: Facts and figures

  • 350,000 course participants each year
  • Over 30,000 courses, seminars and programs throughout Austria
  • Over 200 state-of-the-art workshops and laboratories all over Austria
  • 12,000 top trainers for the transfer of practical knowledge