Summer, sun and summer school! This year again, you can make use of a wide range of offers when drawing up your plans for the summer. The organisers of the univie: summer schools have developed a comprehensive concept to offer students of the University of Vienna and international students the possibility to further their education … Continued
“2019: The Postgraduate Center at the University of Vienna is offering a completely new programme, the Studium Generale. I was immediately hooked when I read this on the homepage of the University of Vienna. Postgraduate, post-employment; not qualification but general education is the goal. I was very enthusiastic, curious and determined to be part of … Continued
Atakan Aral is research fellow at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Vienna. He develops smart sensors that track water quality in rivers and create early-warning signals to fight river pollution.
“The question ‘What exactly is chemistry?’ has been on my mind since the first day of my studies, but if someone asks me about it, I still have to ponder it for a moment. Without a doubt, you could spend hours trying to answer this question, because chemistry is very diverse in all its disciplines, … Continued
“Truth is the invention of a liar!” I believe it was this quote by Heinz von Förster, co-founder of radical constructivism, that prompted me to move my studies of philosophy from the private sphere to university when I was living in Salzburg. When I returned to Vienna at the end of 2018, it was clear … Continued
Organizing an international Symposium during COVID-19? Not an easy task. In her blogpost, PhD student Sara explains how she and her team turned something virtual and detached into something interactive that resembled the atmosphere of a real congress.
“The package deal in the last summer semester: two degree programmes, a part-time job and COVID-19. My very personal three-plus-one deal. As for many other students, this meant spending a lot of time in front of a computer screen. From 14th to 15th March, suddenly everything was ‘remote’. Fine word, unpleasant situation. Especially in this … Continued
“In my degree programme in Physics, I deal with quanta and quantum information. In this area, the University of Vienna focuses on photons, the fundamental light particles. Light particles can have different energies that, in certain areas, correspond to the colours that we see. However, light particles cannot only have different energies but can also … Continued
“Any time I am answering the question ‘What are you studying?’, my counterpart seems to be confused: ‘Chemistry??’ Then, I smilingly try to explain that studying Chemistry, and thereby researching the invisible and impalpable, can be indeed very interesting and exciting. My name is Magdalena, and I am from Gevgelija, Macedonia. After I graduated from … Continued
“I am a doctoral student at the University of Kyoto at the faculty of clinical pedagogy, with a personal focus on Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis. As a citizen of an East Asian country, I try to understand Western thoughts and ideas. Despite the differences in culture, many social systems were taken from the West. The same … Continued
“Being enrolled on two degree programmes has taught me to approach problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, to use unconventional methods and to think outside the box. I decided to study Physics because I was already fascinated by the world of physics when I was still at school. On the other hand, I wanted to enjoy … Continued