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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

 

 

  • Ligh bulb and notebook

    Uncertain and Digital: How Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Are Shaping a Future that No One Can Really Imagine

    Join the discussion at our upcoming online Expert Spotlight on 21 October 2021!  More...

  • SCIENCE FOR FUTURE: Research-based Continuing Education at TU Graz

    Life Long Learning was able to present its continuing education offers at the interdisciplinary Science Day held on September 29th at TU Graz. More ...

  • Graduates of the SpaceTech Master's programme.

    “How cool is that: A Master’s Degree in SpaceTech!”

    We congratulate all graduates of the international Master's Degree Programme "SpaceTech2020" and wish them all the best for the future! More...

October

Ligh bulb and notebook

Uncertain and Digital: How Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Are Shaping a Future that No One Can Really Imagine

Join the discussion at our upcoming online Expert Spotlight on 21 October 2021!

What can we learn from entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs? How does the "Effectuation approach" work? And how can entrepreneurship be developed and promoted as a "life skill"? In this Expert Spotlight, we will discuss what core competences entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs need to have and to use to deal with the uncertainty they encounter in everyday business life.

The keynote speakers:

  • Elisabeth Stiegler (TU Graz, entrepreneurship and business model researcher, board member of the Gründungsgarage (Start-up Garage))
  • Michael Faschingbauer (ICG and Effectuation Intelligence, consultant and book author)

WHEN and WHERE: Thursday, 21 October 2021, 6 – 7 p.m., ONLINE

SCIENCE FOR FUTURE: Research-based Continuing Education at TU Graz

Life Long Learning was able to present its continuing education offers at the interdisciplinary Science Day held on September 29th at TU Graz.

TU Graz scientists provided exciting insights into and perspectives on their research activities, placing a special focus on climate and energy and using a mixture of keynotes, workshops, lectures, panel discussions and an accompanying poster exhibition.

The "Fields of Expertise" at TU Graz also serve as inspiration for the continuing education offers from Life Long Learning. At our info points, interested people could learn more about the Greenovet project, our continuing education initiative in the field of digital transformation, and the special courses and training programmes offered on a diversity of topics, such as sustainable construction, hydropower, paper and pulp technology, and smart neighbourhood development.

Graduates of the SpaceTech Master's programme.

How cool is that: A Master’s Degree in SpaceTech!

We congratulate all graduates of the international Master's Degree Programme "SpaceTech2020" and wish them all the best for the future!

At long last, we were able to hold a graduation ceremony our distinguished auditorium. Those who were able to attend the ceremony attended in person, while those and their relatives who chose to stay home were able to view the traditional ceremony via livestream.   

The highlight of this year's "Central Case Project (CCP)", which was sponsored by ESA and was located in the fields of "Space Situational Awareness", "Space Domain Awareness" and "Space Traffic Management", was the presentation given to a wide audience in July both on site in the Netherlands and online. The presentation introduced the NAVIR company, which was founded as part of the project, and its marketable "GEOScan" products and services.

More information about the Master's degree programme

September

Hands on a notebook

Take a Look: Our Digital Transformation Training Offer at a Glance

Our new landing page Digital Transformation provides an overview of the diverse and comprehensive opportunities for continuing education in the field of digitalisation.

The training portfolio also includes innovative offers, so that a high degree of individualisation and training tailored to personal needs is possible. These include various educational tracks and degree options in the Leadership in Digital Transformation course, individually bookable university courses and flexibly applicable continuing education vouchers for companies. On this page, you will find the bundled expertise of TU Graz that supports employees and companies in maintaining and further expanding their future viability in the labour and economic market.

Details at digitaletransformation.tugraz

Ulrich Hirn in the fibre swelling laboratory

Kick-off for the Paper and Pulp Technology Programme

Are you are interested in the University Programme Paper and Pulp Technology? Have you already registered or are planning to register for the programme? Then this kick-off event on 17 September 2021 is where you want to be!

The paper and pulp industry is incredibly diverse and so are the career opportunities for course graduates: Not only paper and pulp, but also bioproducts like sugar for chewing gum and vanilla flavouring come from the paper industry. This industry also plays an important role in times of climate change. You can learn how to make active contributions to climate protection, ranging from the sustainable use of wood to the production of green electricity.

Kick-off event for the university programme, which begins in October 2021:

  • September 17, 2021, 4 p.m.
  • Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology, Inffeldgasse 23

August

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Exclusively for companies: Vouchers for modules from the Leadership in Digital Transformation programme

Companies are offered 21 flexible training modules as part of Corporate Life Long Learning (CL3) initiative.

Starting in autumn 2021, TU Graz Life Long Learning is offering two course models that address and provide solutions for entrepreneurial problems in the area of continuing education and training. The issues to be tackled include dissemination of knowledge within the company, greater flexibility in the acquisition of knowledge content and the effectiveness of training measures.

Model CL3 Teams: Participants in the master’s programme receive 4 module vouchers for up to 4 colleagues to complete individual modules from the degree programme.
Model CL3 Enterprise: Companies can purchase module packages with 7, 14 or 21 module vouchers at a flat rate and distribute them to employees as required.

Interested? Details are available at the programme's page.

Grundablass Durlassboden

Of power houses, dams and structural supervision

On excursions to the Zillertal Alps, participants of the University Programme in Hydropower became familiar with impressive turbines and dams.

The Zemm-Ziller storage power plants are part of the most powerful power plant group in Austria, generating more than 1,240 million kWh of electricity per year from natural intakes. Along with the Durlassboden high mountain reservoir, they served as an exciting backdrop for the in-person courses “Krafthaus und Kavernen” (Powerhouse and Caverns) and “Bauwerkssicherung und -überwachung” (Building Security and Monitoring). The participants were able to experience theoretical concepts directly on site. These included operation of the Durlassboden outlet works, which can regulate water flow into the stream below in the event of a necessary lowering or draining (e.g. for maintenance). 

More information about the hydropower course.

a group of people stands in the courtyard of the Schlossberg museum

Excursion days to sustainable construction projects

For the participants in the University Programme in Sustainable Construction, the last two days of attendance in the semester were all about “work and pleasure”.

After a written examination and presentation of the group work on day 1, the students were rewarded with a joint trip to southern Styria touring selected sustainable construction projects and indulging in the region's excellent cuisine. Day 2 was dedicated to the city of Graz. Guided tours to landmarks of the historical city centre (Schloßberg), revitalised buildings (Schlossbergmuseum, Kulturstollen plus slide), modern examples of building service systems (Kunsthaus, Joanneumsviertel) and a construction site tour of the urban development area “Reininghaus” were on the itinerary. A final discussion at StadtLABOR concluded the excursion days.

July

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Electronic Based Systems: Creating Networks Between Research and Industry

At the end of June, representatives from research and industry and participants in the "Inno-EBS" course discussed hurdles and potentials for collaboration.

While gaining insights into the services offered, more than 80 participants in this virtual event discussed how hurdles between business and research could be overcome and what tasks could be carried out together more effectively than alone.

The conclusion reached: Representatives and participants were not always pursuing the same goals. But in this respect as well, the motto two heads are better than one especially applied when supporting advances in innovative topics and identifying future technologies. After all, by working together, we not only have complementary competencies, but also complementary infrastructure and funding opportunities.

And what first step would the participants of the Inno-EBS-course like to take?

To ensure that the "EBS Day" becomes a recurring event for joint exchange and networking.

Greenovet

Centre of Excellence for Green Innovations to be Established at TU Graz

As part of the EU project GREENOVET, a concept for the first Austria-wide vocational training centre of excellence for green innovations is being developed. 

Since November 2020, TU Graz has taken part in the international project GREENOVET - Green Innovation for a Sustainable Future, which is being carried out together with 18 partners from four different EU countries.

The primary goal is to promote the development of excellence in vocational education and support an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy. The first centre of its kind in Austria will be established at TU Graz in 2022.

Currently, a customized concept for Styria is being developed: Based on the identified needs and a survey of the available offers (e.g. trainings) in relevant application fields (e.g. mobility), the strategic orientation will be finalized by the end of September.

Read more: Project GREENOVET