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“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

Human of #univie Verena: 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

Chemistry on Instagram

“I study chemistry. I get a wide range of reactions when I say that: The expression on the other’s face is usually a mix of respect and pity. It may also send a cold shiver down the other’s spine who is reminded of their chemistry classes at school. However, some also express their admiration for … Continued

Between Cultural and Social Anthropology and Law

“I have recently found my old student ID card in a moving box. ‘Unbelievable’, I thought as I looked at the picture. A young version of myself with long hair, a wild beard and piercings calmly smiled at me. Nearly ten winter and summer semesters have passed since then. It really is ‘unbelievable’ that I … Continued

Making a fast-growing progress

“My name is Alejandro de León. I was born and raised in Guatemala, a small but beautiful country in Latin America. I had the privilege to graduate from the Austrian-Guatemalan School, hence it seemed suitable to adventure myself in the viennese student life experience. And what better way to obtain an overwhelmingly authentic university feeling … Continued

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