The AIHE Academic Institute for Higher Education GmbH is a franchisee on behalf of international universities (in particular the FHWien der WKW and two London Universities). As a specialist with many years of experience in scientific distance learning, AIHE GmbH has for many years been commissioned by universities to support the development and implementation of master's degree programmes - particularly in the field of psychology.
AIHE students are enrolled at the respective partner universities and receive their Master's degree from these universities. The time in between is filled by AIHE GmbH with its own personnel, which, of course, has been accredited and approved by the universities within the scope of accreditations and validations. The quality assurance of the degree programmes is in the hands of the universities, which in turn ensure professionalism and customer satisfaction in very close cooperation with us.
The AIHE GmbH is a company of the GENSEL-GROUP (founded 2002) and offers scientific higher education on behalf of universities and colleges since 2006. In the field of teaching, we offer professional links between science and practice in our master's degree courses and thus focus on everyday practice. Thus students can observe in their daily work which theories and models already exist and work unconsciously and they can act more consciously and more planned, scientifically founded. Since our students have an average age of 44 years and approx. 50% of them are managers, we also learn daily from the experiences of our students.
The transfer of theory into practice can only succeed if the transfer from practice into theory has taken place beforehand. And this is exactly where the experience of the GENSEL-GROUP comes in. The founder, Andrea Gensel (born 1963) sold her companies TALINGO EAP and PSY-Line to the Asklepios Klinik Group and left the management board on 1 January 2019 in order to bring AIHE GmbH (formerly ALP GmbH) into growth. TALINGO EAP and PSY-Line (63 employees) have advised 85 well-known companies nationwide with a total of more than 120,000 employees and managers on company psychology and psychotherapy and have directly accompanied the company management. The experience gathered by the GENSEL-GROUP employees is implemented in the conception of new courses of study, in addition to many others, in order to achieve a high degree of application proximity.
AIHE GmbH cooperates with national and international universities and colleges and supports the development and implementation of further education master's courses. The students are enrolled in the respective partner university, which also awards the academic degree. Quality assurance is also the responsibility of the partner university in close cooperation. AIHE GmbH provides conceptual, organisational and economic support. AIHE GmbH is responsible for student support, teaching, acceptance and evaluation of examinations and master's theses.
AIHE GmbH has succeeded in putting together a great team, as 23 permanent and freelance employees have been added in the last six months. Andrea Gensel: "The team of permanent employees, my so-called "core team", supports the entire growth process with enthusiasm, loyalty and great commitment. I could not have wished for a better team. I am so grateful and appreciate it very much, because the first two years in a start-up company expect special flexibility and patience and a lot of understanding for each other".
A very special honour is that the communication legend, Prof. Dr. F. Schulz von Thun, is involved in the conception of the programmes and that further training is even focused on his models. Prof. Dr. F. Schulz von Thun is an aesthete, he juggles with words, is modest despite his extraordinary success and a person with a lot of heart. Andrea Gensel: "His suggestions and recommendations are worth their weight in gold. We are grateful that we have been able to win him for our concept and our work and we are happy about it every day.
Our advisory councils, Dr. Raimund Mildner and the former Federal Minister of Education and Research Björn Engholm have also been on board in the Gensel Group for 12 years. Sparring partner with outstanding ideas and at the same time motivator and critic. Over the years, a close and cordial friendship has developed.