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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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Talking about ... Student Competition Teams and Other Activities offered by TU Graz

Student teams, international programmes, summer schools and internships can be very beneficial for the future careers of students. Veronika Novak, international student at TU Graz, gives advice – especially for newcomers.

Extracurricular activities can be very beneficial for your future and help you create new possibilities. But sometimes it can be tricky for a new student to find the various programmes that exist at TU Graz to support students in their future careers and help them to create new connections. So which...

7. October 2021

Talking about ... Legal requirements when moving to Graz

For mechanical engineering student Matko Mitrovic, studying abroad in Austria at TU Graz led to new administrative challenges. Find out how he managed to cope up with all the documents and requirements.

I completed my bachelor’s degree in my home country, Croatia, where I didn’t have to pay too much attention to the legal requirements because, after all, I was at home. After moving to Austria, I learned a lot about dealing with documents and requirements and I’m more than happy to share some of my...

17. September 2021


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Talking about Graz City Life

For electrical engineering student Sara Krak coming to study in a new country was a big step. Find out why she thinks Graz, Austria’s second largest city, is a beautiful and enjoyable place to live.

I grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina where I have many precious memories, so leaving my home country was really difficult for me. Before moving to Graz to study at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), I wasn’t able to visit the city. Seeing it in pictures and walking its streets for the first...

6. August 2021

Talking about Next stop: PhD?

Becoming a chemist has always been a dream to me. Joining TU Graz as an international and enrolling in the Master’s programme in Chemistry has fulfilled all my expectations. But does the journey have to stop here?

My study programme

The Master’s degree programme in Chemistry at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) consists of compulsory lectures and elective subjects in the broad field of chemistry, which thus still allows the students to orient themselves and find their way. I personally found it hard to...

17. June 2021

Talking about My Fuel cell technology traineeship at TU Graz

Erasmus+ traineeship student Mark Kozamernik shares his experience about life in Graz and work at the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology (CEET) at TU Graz during the Covid pandemic.

In my final year of the Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, I decided to do a five-month traineeship at the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). In November I started working in...

21. May 2021

Talking about Living in Graz on a budget

Most students have to live on limited funds and this can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. So I’d like to share my tips and tricks about how to live in Graz, Austria, on a budget as an international student.

Budget planning

A very important part of studying abroad revolves around financial matters. Therefore, you should plan how much funds you are going to need in advance and where to allocate them.  When you apply for your residence permit, the authorities usually want you to have a certain amount of...

30. April 2021

Talking about TU Graz Fields of Study: Why not Choose Computer Science?

A broad range of study programmes are offered at TU Graz, but for me, an international student, Computer Science is the one that puts all my hard work, passion, and dedication to the test at all times.

The perfect formula for success does not exist, and every person has their foibles, but there are a couple of things you have to keep in mind when studying in a field like computer science. In the last two decades, we have seen a significant rise in computer science's popularity because of the...

25. March 2021

Talking about “Coronatimes” in the eyes of an international student

Jovana Vujačić, an international degree seeking student from Serbia in Graz, Austria, summarises her experiences with digital teaching and everyday life at TU Graz during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Needless to say, ever since we are living in a state of a pandemic, our everyday lives have gotten a bit more complicated. Some people were hit harder than the other, however we have all suffered a big change. For us students, this change was quite radical. All lectures that could be adapted to...

4. March 2021

Talking about My semester abroad at TU Graz despite corona

Architecture student Lisa Schmidt came to Graz from TU Berlin as an Erasmus student. Here she writes about what it's like to study abroad in the time of corona, specifically at TU Graz.

Why TU Graz?

I made my decision to apply for a semester at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) just under a year before I was due to start. A decisive reason for this was the "Graz School" of the 1970s-1990s at the Technical College of Graz (since 1972 known as Graz University of Technology),...

21. January 2021

Talking about from the idea to 2 Minuten 2 Millionen

TU Graz student Lukas Watzinger founds REELOQ. For his patented security system, investors offered 75,000 euros on "2 Minuten 2 Millionen". He shares the ups and downs about the show in this article.

A broken mobile phone in the summer of 2018 was the impulse for "REELOQ", a patented belay tool for smartphones and co. I already summarized what I learned during my "tinkering phase" a year ago in the article "... from the idea to the product" for this blog.

A lot has happened since then. In this...

27. November 2020