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The blog ‘Talking about… provides a platform for a variety of people connected with TU Graz to write about topics relevant to the university. Students, graduates, teachers, researchers, staff, cooperation partners and friends of TU Graz all share ideas, experiences, opinions and tips. Do you want to suggest a topic or write a blog post? Please contact the editorial team by email.

Talking about ... What language is spoken in Austria?

As a student in Austria, you will soon be confronted with the peculiarities of Austrian German. In this post, Gergő Horváth, Hungarian student at TU Graz, writes about the gap between Standard German and the Austrian variant and how to cope with it.

My name is Gergő Horváth. I am an International Student Ambassador at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and I have been living in Austria for the last seven years. I grew up in Hungary where we have to learn some foreign languages, such as German and English, during our school years. In my…
29. September 2022

Talking about ... Konomondo – the Maths Learning Game: From Bread-and-Butter Job to Business Idea

The intense demand for private tutoring in maths gave Michael Fuchs, university assistant at TU Graz and private tutor for students, the idea of founding a company. Here he tells the founding story of Konomondo.

Some ideas take time to implement. In Konomondo’s case, it took eight years from the first concept to the start-up. in 2014, I was a student assistant at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and used to finance my studies through private tutoring. I loved teaching young students, but first and…
16. September 2022


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Talking about Delighted to be back at TU Graz

Joseph Iannelli from Washington State University (WSU) visited Graz, Austria, to expand the Student Exchange Agreement between WSU and TU Graz. In this blog post he writes about Austrian hospitality, internationalization commitments and student exchanges.

What else could I say? Since my first visit to Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), towards the end of 2017, when I served as Associate Dean for International Engineering programs for WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, you have all graciously welcomed me continuously as a…
11. August 2022

Talking about Weekend Getaways around Graz

A miniature sculpture park, the historical jewel Hallstatt, a chocolate paradise – these are just some of the destinations outside Graz that excite Matko Mitrović, international student at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz).

One of the reasons I chose Graz as a place to study is that there are many interesting places and sights within easy reach, from under an hour to a maximum of three hours away. Here are some of my favorites: Miniature Sculpture Park Minimundus In the city of Klagenfurt, Carinthia, you can find…
4. August 2022

Talking about Nature Getaways in Graz

Veronika Novak, international student at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), shares where to find places to recharge your batteries from long days at university and meet with friends outdoors.

I am an international student at TU Graz in Austria and I come from a small town in Slovenia, which is surrounded by nature. So it was obvious for me to start looking for green spaces in Graz to escape everyday routine. I needed to find some time for myself to overcome all the big changes of moving…
6. July 2022

Talking about Studying Architecture and Being Creative in Graz

You may have seen Graz being described as a city of design. What makes Graz so special for someone like me who studies architecture here? Let me explain exactly what this city offers to creative people.

How did Graz become a city of design? Let’s take a look at some facts about Graz first. Graz is the second-largest city in Austria and the state capital of Styria. It is known as a student city and has four universities, two teacher training universities, two universities of applied sciences and…
25. May 2022

Talking about Why study Computer Science? And why at TU Graz?

We live in a digital age, where things move incredibly fast. To some people this might be frightening, to me it is fascinating, and I want to share with you why I am studying Information and Computer Engineering to find my dream job.

Growing up, computers were always something fascinating to me, maybe that was my childhood motivation to study the field of Information technology. But as I grew older I always discovered new reasons and inspirations to study IT. In my childhood it was the fascination about it, it was like some kind…
21. April 2022

Talking about How to Increase your Job Chances after Graduation

The aspect of getting a job and finding a job is a gradual process of maturing and learning a lot of things along the way. University is there to offer you knowledge but it is up to you to take up more on yourself if you want to be successful.

I am a student of the Master’s programme Computer Science at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and I myself am always trying to enhance my skills and develop my career. There are a few steps you can take in order to achieve more in your career life and we are going to discuss that in this…
23. March 2022

Talking about What Makes Studying in Graz So Special?

I know that thinking about leaving your country, the place where your family and friends live, the place where you grew up, can be really scary. After three years of studying abroad in Graz, I know I made the right decision. Let me explain why.

When I first came to Graz, Austria, to study at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) I was a bit scared but also very excited. Lots of new opportunities, new people, and a different language as well as the city itself, just waiting to be explored. At first I was a bit unsure about my decision but…
24. February 2022

Talking about From Bosnia to Austria

Two and a half years ago I came to Graz where I study at TU Graz. In this time I have learned so much – not only about mechanical engineering but also about the right mindset for this big change. Let me share my Top 5 Tips with you.

I have always known that I will not stay in my home country my whole life. I wasn’t always sure where, when and for how long I was going to go (and still I am not), but I knew that there is more to see and experience in the world than just the things we have in the places where we were born. The…
21. January 2022