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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 ... Two months of fuel cell research

Internship abroad despite corona crisis: At Nedstack B.V. in Arnhem, the Netherlands, TU Graz student Niklas Mayr further developed analytical measurement methods for fuel cell research. Here's his report.

I’m a student in the master's programme in chemical and process engineering at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). Despite the crisis caused by corona, I took up an offer from Nedstack fuel cell technology B.V. in Arnhem last summer and started a two-month internship in the development...

23 October 2020

Talking about ... student and campus life at TU Graz

What it is like to be part of TU Graz campus life? Sara Krak, international student in Graz, Austria, writes about her everyday life experiences in general and about how Corona restrictions affected them.

Even before coming to Graz and studying at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), I was excited about the whole student life experience – learning new things and improving my skills, but also spending time at campus and meeting new people. Campus life is in general really important for students,...

16 October 2020


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Talking about Working as a student in Austria: eight big tips

Ekrem Toroman is an international student at TU Graz. He supports himself and knows what it’s like to work alongside his studies. In this article you’ll learn how to successfully finance your studies.

Working while studying

Graz is the self-proclaimed feelgood capital of Austria, where you can find many restaurants, cafés, bars and catering businesses who are always on the lookout for personnel. And you can usually arrange your working hours flexibly. Another good way to earn money is working...

17 September 2020

Talking about Start-up Felloz: have smartphone, will be able to donate

From the idea, to the team, to real social innovation. The founding team of the start-up company Felloz found out how to create real social impact using technology and entrepreneurial spirit.

Raphael. He studies biomedical engineering at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), enjoys student life and needs a job in the summer to make a living. By chance he comes across a company where he can do good and earn money at the same time. He spends the summer in Germany, where he collects...

9 September 2020

Talking about Networking and making friends as International in Graz

Having lived in Kosovo her whole life, moving to Austria to study at TU Graz was life changing for Fjolla Hasani. She writes about overcoming the challenges of moving abroad and making friends, e.g. at social events.

Arriving in Graz as international student

Moving abroad and starting a new life where you do not know anyone seems exciting but it is also daunting. I remember arriving in Graz on a sunny September day, ready to take on whatever challenges life threw at me. But I definitely was not ready for the...

20 August 2020

Talking about … sport and leisure activities in Graz

Matko Mitrović is not only a student at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), but also a very active and sporty person. He writes about fun indoor and outdoor activities students can do in their free time.

About me

My name is Matko and I’m an international student at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). Since I’m studying mechanical engineering, my days are usually filled with sitting and studying, especially in the exam period. Therefore, I really love to spend some time outside to recharge and...

10 July 2020

Talking about … Finding your first accommodation in Graz

Veronika Novak, a student at TU Graz, reveals what to keep in mind when housing in Graz for the first time. New students can profit from her advice and learn to navigate the obstacles in finding the right housing.

Moving to another country and living on your own is a big step for every international student. Choosing suitable accommodation for yourself will make your student life much more comfortable and enjoyable. So, how to pick a new home for yourself when you have decided to study in Graz, Austria? ...

18 June 2020

Talking about … Graz, a student’s city with a cozy and friendly vibe

Since I'm studying at TU Graz, I have been living in Graz, Austria, for the past two years. Not only is university life a lot of fun, but the city itself is a delightful place and motivates me to enjoy my time.

My name is Gergő Horváth and I come from Balatonfenyves, which is a small town in Hungary. In this blog post I want to present Graz to you as one of the best cities to study in.

In this blog post I want to present Graz to you as one of the best cities to study in.

Why exactly Graz?

Graz is a...

26 May 2020

Talking about … Important steps before and upon your arrival in Graz

Jovana Vujačić summarises all the important steps internationals should consider when deciding to study at TU Graz: planning process, when and how to apply, legal matters, language, fees, scholarships and more.

The most important tip: If you want to study abroad, plan ahead

"As soon as your vision to study abroad is crystal clear, you should start preparing all the necessary documents. Don’t be lazy, don’t leave it until tomorrow, start at that very moment."

It all starts when the idea pops up: “Hey, I...

23 April 2020

Talking about … Life as a researcher and everyday life in the time of coronavirus

TU Graz computer scientist Johanna Pirker reports on whether and how the measures to contain the corona virus have changed her everyday work.

In computer science in particular, we can carry out a large part of our research outside the office. In our Game Lab we develop and research games and virtual reality environments. Without the appropriate hardware, this is currently somewhat more difficult, and study programmes with students, for...

15 April 2020