A different perspective

“I have to admit that I did not really follow a linear path towards the master’s programme in Science – Technology – Society. As I am the child of parents who had not studied themselves, it was helpful that I could try out different degree programmes without having to go through a challenging entrance exam … Continued


My magic word is interdisciplinarity

“Indecisiveness has always been my greatest enemy. At the University of Vienna, I could convert my weaknesses into strengths. My name is Ludmila Peterková. I come from Slovakia, but I am of Russian origin, which is why I grew up bilingually. I was not only exposed to languages at home, but I also found them … Continued


When machines have a “mind of their own”

“In the beginning, my journey at the University of Vienna was not what one would call linear. I guess some students can sympathise with me in this regard. I had to change my degree programme several times and attend courses from different programmes before finally finding my ‘home’ at the Faculty of Computer Science. Without … Continued


Supporting school students is truly enriching

“I study mathematics and chemistry to obtain a teaching degree. What is most exciting about my studies? Besides the content of the subjects, I especially enjoy working with the school students. Of course, this should also be part of the studies, which is why each teaching subject includes practical training at school. Some of you … Continued


“Expect the unexpected”

“Psychology? Interesting. And what are your plans after graduation? – A good question that I ask myself too more and more. I am a student in the sixth semester of the bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. I have enrolled on this degree programme out of personal interest and, actually, not with … 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


“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


“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

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.

“My educational journey into Cognitive Science shattered beliefs and made me stumble into a crisis about what science even is. But ultimately, my Master’s degree in Cognitive Science was the most rewarding experience I could have wished for and fundamentally reconceptualized how I see the world. I was already reading books on cognitive psychology during … Continued

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“I have to admit that I did not really follow a linear path towards the master’s programme in Science – Technology – Society. As I am the child of parents who had not studied themselves, it was helpful that I could try out different degree programmes without having to go through a challenging entrance exam … Continued

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“Indecisiveness has always been my greatest enemy. At the University of Vienna, I could convert my weaknesses into strengths. My name is Ludmila Peterková. I come from Slovakia, but I am of Russian origin, which is why I grew up bilingually. I was not only exposed to languages at home, but I also found them … Continued

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“In the beginning, my journey at the University of Vienna was not what one would call linear. I guess some students can sympathise with me in this regard. I had to change my degree programme several times and attend courses from different programmes before finally finding my ‘home’ at the Faculty of Computer Science. Without … Continued

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“Most of my colleagues already knew which career path to take after completing the degree programme in Pharmacy, which prepares students for the profession of the pharmacist. The study abroad mobility schemes Non-EU Student Exchange Program and ERASMUS allowed me to look beyond the horizon of the “usual” job description during my diploma programme at … Continued

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“I study mathematics and chemistry to obtain a teaching degree. What is most exciting about my studies? Besides the content of the subjects, I especially enjoy working with the school students. Of course, this should also be part of the studies, which is why each teaching subject includes practical training at school. Some of you … Continued

[ read on ]

“Psychology? Interesting. And what are your plans after graduation? – A good question that I ask myself too more and more. I am a student in the sixth semester of the bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. I have enrolled on this degree programme out of personal interest and, actually, not with … Continued

[ read on ]

“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 ]

“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

[ 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

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