University Innsbruck (UIBK)

Founded in 1669, the Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck (UIBK), with a total staff of approx. 4,650 and more than 28,000 students, is the largest university in the western part of Austria. It is comprised of 16 faculties, one of which is the Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science. The Institute of Psychology covers all major areas of psychology and includes a working group on emergency psychology and psychotraumatology. The team from UIBK working in the NO-FEAR project consists of members from this working group.

UIBK is strongly involved in research and practice of psychological first aid, psychosocial support (PSS), psychological aspects of emergencies and crises and general mental health. The project team is fully included in the organisational structure of the institute of psychology and can benefit from all structures and experiences that a university provides. Since 1999 UIBK has a close collaboration with the Austrian Red Cross regarding PSS and mental health. By this UIBK represents research, teaching and practice in well-balanced proportion.

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