100 Schools, 1000 Opportunities: Supporting Schools with Special Challenges

Due to their catchment area and social composition, some schools in Austria face special challenges. The development and research project 100 Schools - 1000 Opportunities, which is being carried out in cooperation between the BMBWF, the Innovation Foundation for Education and the University of Vienna, aims to gain a better understanding of how schools currently deal with special challenges - in particular, how they concretely deploy and use resources and what this means for school quality.

The schools participating in this project are given the opportunity to apply for additional support with which they can further develop the quality of their work. The respective schools will receive additional, very needs-based support for a certain period of time starting in 2022. How this additional support is implemented and used at the school location and how this affects the quality of the school will be investigated by the team of the University of Vienna. The knowledge gained from this should enable a later evidence-based expansion of effective measures to a larger group of schools.

Project period2021 – 2024
SponsorshipBundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung
Website100 Schulen – 1000 Chancen (univie.ac.at)

 Additional information

scientific staff
  • Dr. Julia Holzer, B.Ed. B.Sc. M.Sc.
  • Sina Ludwig, B.Sc.
  • Dr. Luisa Grützmacher, B.A. M.A.



Cooperation partners

Project management Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

  • Dipl.Päd. Barbara Pitzer, M.Ed

Project staff Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

  • Mag. Anja Lerch-Dohnal, M.Ed.
  • Dr. Helene Babel
  • Mag. Sebastian Scheuringer, M.A. M.A. B.Ed.