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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.

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… moving to Graz

It’s been quite some time since I moved to Graz to go on with my master´s program: time flies, every day there is something new – I never get tired of discovering this wonderful city anew.

First of all, my parents always wanted me to see the world, study abroad, get precious experience. After finishing my bachelor’s at home and having worked for a bit, I also realized that I’m still young and not ready yet to stay firmly in one place – I have the whole...

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… Meeting great role models

Beate Steller, doctoral student in chemistry at TU Graz, met the absolute greats of her specialty at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

Every year since 1951, the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau on Lake Constance has taken place with the aim of bringing together young, promising researchers with Nobel prizewinners of the same specialty. Dialogue and the exchange of knowledge...

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… an academic year in Bordeaux

Bernd Somitsch is studying Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics at TU Graz and is setting off for the Université de Bordeaux for one year to gain experience.

I will spend 2017/2018, the coming academic year, in Bordeaux, France. A stay abroad offers students boundless opportunities and possibilities, combining university education with personal development and an enormous accumulation of experience....

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… the international success of TU Graz student teams

Rector Harald Kainz on TU Graz’s student teams and why companies are sending out feelers for these high potentials.

As Rector of TU Graz I have many reasons every day to feel proud of this institution. We are an international university with a wide range of English master’s programmes, a highly desirable cooperation partner for business and science, our research focuses are at the...

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… Developments revolutionising logistics

TU Graz researcher Christian Landschützer explains why some 250 experts from 15 countries are coming together in Graz to develop the “Physical Internet” – a hyper-networked logistics system.

The Physical Internet – is this just another buzzword or a solid concept which will revolutionise freight logistics? Outlined roughly, the Physical Internet (PI) is a completely new system which will move, store, sort and supply physical objects in the future. Instead...

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... Exhibiting at the Milan Design Week

Graz meets Milano. Architecture students of TU Graz presented their solid-wood seating furniture prototypes at the Design Week in Milan, reaping great enthusiasm for their designs.

“amm – architektInnen machen möbel” does exactly what it says: TU Graz architecture students design furniture. The label was initiated in the

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… City of the future – Los Angeles

Alexander Gebetsroither, architecture graduate at TU Graz, has developed a future scenario for Los Angeles. He explains how he came to win the Archiprix International 2017 from 385 entries.

In my master’s thesis, I considered how a city can develop and function in the future. How to expand the urban planning horizon through an architectural idea without pretensions to solving particular problems. The thesis made use of Los Angeles. The creative and...

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…frequently asked questions concerning your studies

Be student at TU Graz – just TU it! Have you got any open questions about studying at TU Graz? Here are the most frequently asked questions – from the studies information fair BeSt³ to your screen.

From the view of a team of advisors at the TU Graz fair stand, a day at the fair can be exciting and even quite challenging when we have to answer detailed questions on particular fields of study. Here is a selection of the most frequently asked questions which we’ve...

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… my business trip into space

Franz Viehböck, the first and only Austrian ever to have been in space reveals very personal memories of the Austromir mission in the TU Graz blog.

Sometimes I still dream of space. It’s mostly when I’m reminded of the spaceflight, when I meet people from that time or see things which remind me of my stay in space station Mir. That was over 25 years ago and I still remember very well the hard preparation time for...

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… the beauty of uncertainty and its dangers

Michael Hartmann’s research focus lies in motion planning of autonomous vehicles regarding pedestrians in uncertain and dynamic environments.

On the way to work or to the supermarket each day, every one of us performs constantly recurring movement patterns without always consciously thinking about them. These movement patterns can be recorded, and an autonomous vehicle can learn about typical patterns using...