“My very personal power-up”

“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

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.

“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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