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Student Mentoring

For the first time, TU Graz will launch the pilot project Student Mentoring beginning in the winter semester of 2017/18. This project is based on the Guided Start principle which is part of the TU Graz strategy and is intended to help prepare students for their first semester, reduce the 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. The first-semester tutors in the respective fields of study supervise a group of ten to at most twenty first-semester students and act as intermediaries to establish contacts with the mentors. The group meeting with the mentor takes place in an informal setting and has been designed to make it easy to ask questions.

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

List of the Mentors

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

Contact Us

Christoph DE MARINIS
Assistant to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
Phone: +43 316 873 8551

Elisabeth GRÜN
Assistant to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
Phone: +43 316 873 8552

vr-lehrenoSpam@tugraz.at

Fields of Study Taking Part in the Pilot Project

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

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 2017/18 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 how you can contact your mentor at the beginning of the winter semester of 2017/18 at the first-semester tutorial from your student representative.

Mentors

winter semester 2017/18

Source: Ebner – TU Graz

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

Mentor for the Teacher Training Programme, Teaching Subject Computer Science

Source: Fuchs-Hanusch

Daniela FUCHS-HANUSCH
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Urban Water Management and Landscape Water Engineering

Mentor for the bachelor's degree programme Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

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

Mentor for the bachelor's degree programme Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Source: Hofstadler

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

Mentor for the bachelor's degree programme Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Source: Kieffer

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

Mentor for international students in the master's degree programme Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

Source: Baustädter – TU Graz

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

Mentor for the bachelor's degree programme Geosciences

Source: Knoll

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

Mentor for the bachelor's degree programme Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Source:Baustädter - TU Graz

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

Mentor for the bachelor's degree programme Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Source: Sissi Furgler

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

Mentor for the bachelor's degree programme Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Source: Slany

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

Mentor for the Teacher Training Programme, Teaching Subject Computer Science