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Student Mentoring

TU Graz is extending its Student Mentoring project in the winter semester 2018/19 to a total of three faculties. This project is based on the Guided Start principle which is part of the TU Graz strategy of academic affairs and is intended to help prepare students for their first semester, contribute to removing barriers between teachers and students, and support newcomers during their first weeks at the university.

The mentors act as key figures and build bridges between students and teachers. As proficient lecturers, the mentors encourage students to delve deeply into the selected subject, provide inspiration and orientation during the course of the studies, and lay the foundations for successful communication between students and teaching staff at TU Graz.

Student mentoring will be offered in cooperation with the first semester tutorial organised by the student representatives. Tutors of first semester students of the respective degree programme supervise a group of ten to a maximum of 20 first semester students with the aim of establishing contact to mentors. Subsequently, group meetings with mentors are arranged in an informal setting, which will create an atmosphere where questions can be asked at ease.

Selected lecturers act as mentors for first-semester students at TU Graz.

List of the Mentors

Several young people on a landing. Photo source: Lunghammer - TU Graz

Contact Us

Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs

vr-lehrenoSpam@tugraz.at

Phone: +43 316 873 8551

Fields of Study Taking Part

First-semester students enrolled in the following fields of study can take part in the mentoring programme:

Bachelor's degree programmes:

International students of the following master's degree programmes:

In the future, the project will be expanded to include additional fields of study at TU Graz.

Your Advantages

As part of the first-semester tutorial, you can meet your mentor at the beginning of the winter semester of 2018/19 and obtain important information about your field of study.

Your mentor

  • is a teacher in your field of study at TU Graz,
  • familiarises you with the content and depth of your field of study,
  • talks to you about your goals and expectations,
  • tells you about their experiences during the period of their studies and research,
  • and helps you integrate into the University System.

As a mentee (first-semester student)

  • you have a chance to come in direct contact with your teachers and the key research areas,
  • talk about the various aspects and career prospects for your field of study,
  • compare your expectations with the requirements of your study programme,
  • and have a chance to ask questions and discover what the teachers expect from you, as well as what the daily life of a teacher and researcher looks like.

Additional Information

You will receive additional information about your mentor at the beginning of the winter semester of 2018/19 at the first-semester tutorial from your student representative.

Mentoring kick off dates for bachelor’s programmes:

  • Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering: Monday 8 October 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Lecture Hall P1
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Geosciences: Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 4:30 p.m., Lecture Hall I
  • Information and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Development and Business Management: Thursday 11 October 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Lecture Hall i13

International students of the master’s programmes Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering, Information and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Management as well as Biomedical Engineering will receive further information during the International Welcome Days on 28 September 2018.

Mentors in the winter semester 2018/19

 

Faculty of Civil Engineering Sciences

Detlef HECK
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Institute of Construction Management and Economics

Christian HOFSTADLER
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Construction Management and Economics

Daniel Scott KIEFFER
Univ.-Prof. B.A. M.Sc. Ph.D.
Institute of Applied Geosciences

Dietmar KLAMMER
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Institute of Applied Geosciences

Helmut KNOBLAUCH
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management

Roman MARTE
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Computational Geotechnics

Florian MÜLLER
Dipl.-Ing. BSc
Institute of Construction Management and Economics 

Dirk SCHLICKE
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Structural Concrete

Ageliki VALAVANOGLOU
BEng M.Sc.
Institute of Construction Management and Economics

Teacher Training Programme

Martin EBNER
Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science

Wolfgang SLANY
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn
Institute of Software Technology

Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering

Horst BISCHOF
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision

Roderick BLOEM
Univ.-Prof. Ph.D.
Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications

Maria EICHLSEDER
Dipl.-Ing. BSc
Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications

Denis HELIC
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science

Roxane KOITZ-HRISTOV
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. BSc
Institute of Software Technology

Matthias MÜLLER
Dipl.-Ing. BSc
Institute of Software Technology

Gernot MÜLLER-PUTZ
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Neural Engineering

Viktoria PAMMER-SCHINDLER
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science

Johanna PIRKER
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. BSc
Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science

Thomas POCK
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision

Hermann SCHARFETTER
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Medical Engineering

Reinhold SCHERER
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Neural Engineering

Christian SCHINDLER
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Software Technology

Selda Mitatova SHERIFOVA
MSc
Institute of Biomechanics

Bernadette SPIELER
Dr.techn. BSc MSc
Institute of Software Technology

Christine WÄCHTER
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science

Selina Christin WRIESSNEGGER
Ass.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.phil.
Institute of Neural Engineering

Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering

Thomas BAUERNFEIND
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering

Paul BAUMGARTNER
Dipl.-Ing. BSc BSc
Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering
Institute of Technical Informatics

Marcel Carsten BAUNACH
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Technical Informatics

Alexander BERGMANN
Univ.-Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat.
Institute of Electronic Sensor Systems

Bernd DEUTSCHMANN
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Electronics

Michael FUCHS
Dipl.-Ing. BSc
Institute of Electronics

Gerhard GRABER
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Signal Processing and Speech Communication

Martin HORN
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Automation and Control

Klaus KRISCHAN
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Electric Drives and Machines Institute

Markus NEUMAYER
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Electrical Measurement and Measurement Signal Processing

Markus REICHHARTINGER
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Automation and Control

Werner RENHART
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering

Uwe SCHICHLER
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Institute of High Voltage Engineering and System Performance

Patrick SCHREY
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. BSc
Institute of Electronics

Peter SÖSER
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Electronics

Franz TESCHL
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Communication Networks and Satellite Communications