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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 ... 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


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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

Talking about Graduate Successfully with these Nine Tips

Hello, my name is Ekrem Toroman. I come from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and study Construction Management and Civil Engineering at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). I will explain how I started studying successfully after a bad start in my studies in the following nine tips for studying better.

These tips helped me change my life from the ground up within a few years. In the beginning, I lacked focus in my studies. My goals seemed unattainable, and this had a negative impact on my overall motivation. At some point I decided that it couldn’t go on like this. With a lot of effort I changed...

29. December 2021

Talking about Going Abroad on Your Own

It can be arduous as a student to go abroad and start a new life. There are lots of challenges that have to be met, and there are many ways to do so. I would like to share how I coped with the language, homesickness and loneliness.

My name is Gergő Horváth. I lived in a small village in Hungary until I moved to Villach (Austria) and later to Graz in order to continue my education in a foreign country. Currently I am studying chemistry at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). I was always curious about a different life, what...

17. December 2021

Talking about Christmas miracles in Graz

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and even if our circumstances are quite peculiar ever since the pandemic started, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a cosy Advent atmosphere. In the following text, Jovana Vujacic does her best to mention some of the most convivial places one can visit in...

Keep in mind though that due to the current situation all the Christmas markets are closed until further notice but will be mentioned anyway (alongside some great walking trails) for better times to come.

The Christmas lights create a warm and cosy atmosphere throughout the historic city centre –...

3. December 2021

Talking about PhD in Europe – Arriving and Living in Graz

Living far from your homeland for the first time is a challenge. As an Iranian researcher I came to Graz, Austria, to do research in an EU project at TU Graz. In this blog post I give tips for a good start and share my experience.

Coming to Graz was my first experience of living far from my homeland and even my first visit to Austria. I got my admission only two months before the start of the project, and organizing all the administrative work on immigration was a tough grind. But then I was introduced by the secretary of the...

30. November 2021

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