“for better cooperation”

“So, what will you do after you have finished your studies?” I have never liked this question, since I decided to enrol in two degree programmes without a ‘specific’ job profile attached to them. I study Anglophone Literatures and Cultures and Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Management – not exactly degree programmes where it is immediately … Continued


“Using this crisis productively”

“In 2017, I quit my full-time job and started studying Education at the University of Vienna. Until recently, my everyday life on weekdays consisted of commuting from my place of residence to Vienna to enjoy my courses. I spent the weekends trying to make a living from writing reports for a regional newspaper. A few … Continued


“A two week immersion in fin-de-siècle Vienna”

“Coming from a small university in the city I’ve lived in all my life, the prospect of doing an Erasmus student exchange at the University of Vienna couldn’t have been more exciting. My BA programme in European Studies at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland requires me to complete two semesters abroad, studying through a foreign … Continued


“Sport means more than toning my biceps”

“Sport means much more to me than just toning my biceps and trying to improve my performance. I am studying Sport Science because it allows me to combine academic knowledge with other approaches. I do sport out of enthusiasm, creativity, pleasure as well as out of passion. I read a lot about the evolution, consciousness … Continued


Sharing knowledge

“What should I do after graduating from secondary school? This is a frequently asked question that worried me a lot. Starting to work sounds exciting and allows you to make a living. Taking a gap year sounds relaxing, but it requires a fat wallet. A degree programme offers many opportunities and gives you freedom too. … Continued


“Hold on to your dreams”

“I have always been one of those students who do everything pretty quickly. I was not driven by ambition, but rather by enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. I was always convinced that I had chosen the right degree programme. Student life was tons of fun and I really enjoyed it. It all changed when, … Continued


“I will not shy back “

“The teacher education programme in Biology allows me to look at nature from entirely different perspectives. Over the course of my studies, I caugth biophilia, which is quite common among nature lovers. It resulted in new hobbies such as birdwatching, microscopic examinations, botanical and zoological outdoor excursions for species identification and participating in lectures. I … Continued


“I have learned a lot for life”

“Playing in the orchestra of the University of Vienna has accompanied me throughout my entire studies – from my first lecture in the bachelor’s programme in Mathematics to the master’s thesis I am currently working on. The rehearsals provide an opportunity to find balance to studying and I have gotten around quite a bit with … Continued


“I am learning something new every day”

“My name is Madeline Kalista and I come from Chicago, Illinois. I previously attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and obtained my bachelor’s and master’s in Accounting there. Upon graduating I began working in the public accounting sector for a firm in Chicago. After spending a little over a year there, I decided I … Continued


I love Astronomy

“My enthusiasm for astronomy started to develop when I was still a child. I would stare at the night sky, a rotating star chart in my hand and watch the moon through a small telescope. This fascination has accompanied me throughout my childhood. I knew early on that I wanted to study Astronomy and started … Continued

You can go through studies in one way or another. Especially, at the University of Vienna, there are many ways through studies. As part of the Humans of the University of Vienna initiative, students explain how they spend their everyday lives, what the gist of university life is and what incites them to study.

“So, what will you do after you have finished your studies?” I have never liked this question, since I decided to enrol in two degree programmes without a ‘specific’ job profile attached to them. I study Anglophone Literatures and Cultures and Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Management – not exactly degree programmes where it is immediately … Continued

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“In 2017, I quit my full-time job and started studying Education at the University of Vienna. Until recently, my everyday life on weekdays consisted of commuting from my place of residence to Vienna to enjoy my courses. I spent the weekends trying to make a living from writing reports for a regional newspaper. A few … Continued

[ read on ]

“Coming from a small university in the city I’ve lived in all my life, the prospect of doing an Erasmus student exchange at the University of Vienna couldn’t have been more exciting. My BA programme in European Studies at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland requires me to complete two semesters abroad, studying through a foreign … Continued

[ read on ]

“Sport means much more to me than just toning my biceps and trying to improve my performance. I am studying Sport Science because it allows me to combine academic knowledge with other approaches. I do sport out of enthusiasm, creativity, pleasure as well as out of passion. I read a lot about the evolution, consciousness … Continued

[ read on ]

“What should I do after graduating from secondary school? This is a frequently asked question that worried me a lot. Starting to work sounds exciting and allows you to make a living. Taking a gap year sounds relaxing, but it requires a fat wallet. A degree programme offers many opportunities and gives you freedom too. … Continued

[ read on ]

“I have always been one of those students who do everything pretty quickly. I was not driven by ambition, but rather by enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. I was always convinced that I had chosen the right degree programme. Student life was tons of fun and I really enjoyed it. It all changed when, … Continued

[ read on ]

“The teacher education programme in Biology allows me to look at nature from entirely different perspectives. Over the course of my studies, I caugth biophilia, which is quite common among nature lovers. It resulted in new hobbies such as birdwatching, microscopic examinations, botanical and zoological outdoor excursions for species identification and participating in lectures. I … Continued

[ read on ]

“Playing in the orchestra of the University of Vienna has accompanied me throughout my entire studies – from my first lecture in the bachelor’s programme in Mathematics to the master’s thesis I am currently working on. The rehearsals provide an opportunity to find balance to studying and I have gotten around quite a bit with … Continued

[ read on ]

“My name is Madeline Kalista and I come from Chicago, Illinois. I previously attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and obtained my bachelor’s and master’s in Accounting there. Upon graduating I began working in the public accounting sector for a firm in Chicago. After spending a little over a year there, I decided I … Continued

[ read on ]

“My enthusiasm for astronomy started to develop when I was still a child. I would stare at the night sky, a rotating star chart in my hand and watch the moon through a small telescope. This fascination has accompanied me throughout my childhood. I knew early on that I wanted to study Astronomy and started … Continued

[ read on ]
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