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News Overview

What’s going on in the world of continuing education? Glance over the current issues appearing on the TU Graz Life Long Learning website and take a peek at our courses and university programmes! Make sure not to miss any important events and deadlines!

Read the news review to find out about developments in TU Graz Life Long Learning over the last few years: News Review

 

 

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    About fish elevators and tilting weirs

    Participants of the Hydropower university programme presented exciting master theses. More...

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    Funding for your further education!

    Continuing to educate yourself is a worthwhile investment in the future, but often requires financial resources. We have therefore done some research for you and updated the information on possibilities for financial support. More...

  • Blended Learning – getting the mix right

    Many of the master’s programmes and courses of TU Graz Life Long Learning use the blended learning approach. What makes a perfect cocktail? The right mixture of many ingredients, each of high quality. More...

August 2019

Source: Boehringer Friedrich – Wikimedia Commons

About fish elevators and tilting weirs

Participants of the Hydropower university programme presented exciting master theses.

The content of the university programme is as diverse as the topics of the final theses submitted by participants of the master's programme. Here are just two of them:

One student submitted a concept-based study focusing on a space-saving hydro-fish elevator. A hydro-fish elevator is a patented mechanism that enables fish in the area of a hydroelectric power plant to travel comfortably up or down the river using an elevator car. 
The CFD study of an overflow tilting weir on the other hand has nothing to do with living fish in the conventional sense. Rather, it deals with problems of fluid dynamics. The tilting components of weirs, however, do have the shape of a fish belly.

The next university programme is due to start on 18 October 2019.

Details at: University Programme in Hydropower

A calculator and coins. Source: photocrew – Fotolia.com

Funding for your further education!

Continuing to educate yourself is a worthwhile investment in the future, but often requires financial resources. We have therefore done some research for you and updated the information on possibilities for financial support.

In order to ensure that financial difficulties do not deter people from enrolling to their desired course or programme, we have supplemented and updated our website with additional information on financial support options. You will now find other national and international databases on funding opportunities for further education and additional qualifications, including specific educational grants from various institutions such as the Chamber of Labour, job centre and Federal Economic Chamber, as well as from individual federal states at Finances and Grants.

In addition, there are discounts and rebates for individual Life Long Learning offers and an early bird bonus. Further information can be found directly in the individual web descriptions for courses and programmes.

July 2019

Blended Learning – getting the mix right

Many of the master’s programmes and courses of TU Graz Life Long Learning use the blended learning approach. What makes a perfect cocktail? The right mixture of many ingredients, each of high quality.

A good course equally depends on the right combination of subject matter with a suitable learning structure. Theoretical principles can usually be taught well in online learning formats. This is easier for people who are working and also for international students, who can save the trouble and expense of travelling to Graz. However, face-to-face teaching is unbeatable for personal discussions with experts and for networking with other students. Excursions to sites of interest also make theoretical understanding come to life.

Here you can find the master's programmes in SpaceTech, Traffic Accident Research and Hydropower, which use the blended learning approach.

June 2019

LLL summer party visitors with ice cream.

LLL Summer Party 2019

This year, we warmly welcomed the warm months of the year again at our summer party, which has already become legendary.

Our party is nearly considered a yearly tradition at which we take the opportunity to thank all our internal lecturers and co-workers.

Once a year, we gather together in the courtyard and enjoy delicious snacks, crêpes and lots of ice cream to celebrate a successful year of cooperation and the end of the academic year at the same time.

The party was opened by kind words of welcome from the Head of TU Graz Life Long Learning, Christine Stöckler-Penz, and the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Detlef Heck. The celebration continued into the evening, offering a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

In doing so, we would like to express our thanks again for all the good work!

Participants of the AUCEN meeting.

45th AUCEN Meeting

The network meeting for university continuing education and personnel development was held for the 45th time in Innsbruck. The participants met at the two-day AUCEN meeting to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the University of Innsbruck. The opening speech given in honour of the University of Innsbruck’s anniversary was held by Vice-Rector Bernhard Fügenschuh. The representatives of 20 member universities from all across Austria meet twice a year to discuss current issues in scientific continuing education. This time, participants discussed issues such as the status and development of scientific continuing education and personnel development in Austria and the recognition and accreditation of both informally and informally acquired competences.

You can find more information about the AUCEN Network at www.aucen.ac.at.

May 2019

Green data cloud on a black background.

Data Science: From Big Data to Smart Data

With so much information readily available, sound handling of data is becoming more and more important ‒ for example, exploration, statistical modelling and proper interpretation. The 4-day course on June 13/14 and 27/28 focuses on data analysis with the open source software package R. In this way, the course content aims to impart structured basic knowledge together with practical exercises on your own laptop. Participants learn methods of data mining, classification, regression, clustering, dimensionality reduction and machine learning. By analysing many case studies from various disciplines, you will enhance your competences as a data scientist, which is a potential competitive advantage for companies.

More information about the course

Server room.

Big Data: The Most Valuable Resource of the 21st Century

Data has become one of the most important resources of our time. The ability to skilfully analyse big data generates real additional entrepreneurial value. Participating in the Big Data Essentials course provides the ideal framework for structured engagement with big data, machine learning, advanced analytics and related tools and systems. The first module gives all candidates a comprehensive insight into big data, and in the two construction modules, we delve even deeper into the subject matter. The course addresses specialists such as IT staff, project and team leaders as well as project managers.

More information about the programme and registration