Since the 18th century, so-called school program publications, initially containing invitations to final exams, appeared at higher schools in German-speaking regions. In the 19th century, these publications increasingly took the form of school newspapers, which also included academic treatises. Consequently, they reflect the education policy of the Habsburg Monarchy. In addition, the publications kept at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies can serve to illustrate the Austro-Hungarian nationalities policy as they were written partly in the languages of the minorities living in the region. The library collection includes school program publications from all regions of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.