The FHK is an association of Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). UAS offer young people in Austria a practically-orientated university-level education and prepare them optimally for their careers. The FHK supports Universities of Applied Sciences in achieving common educational goals. Mission – the tasks of the FHK: to strengthen the identity of the UAS-sector, to represent the interests of its members, to offer a platform for exchange. Vision – the future of the FHK: to convey an attractive image of Universities of Applied Sciences, to act as a stimulus and opinion builder for the UAS-sector, to be sought after as politico-educational experts for the tertiary educational sector.