Enforcing security for robotics: Which bolts should be tightened?

To start with, robotics research is mainly about what is feasible. System security is often neglected in the process. Jasmin Wachter, a doctoral student pursuing her doctoral degree in the Karl-Popper-Kolleg “Responsible Safe and Secure Robotic Systems Engineering, SEEROSE”, wants to find out what measures are required to ensure that security for robotics also pays off. 

Read more

Media and Convergence Management: The perfect blend for a unique degree programme

Media and technology are transforming our lives. The blurring of boundaries in the TIMES sector (Technology, Information, Media, Entertainment and Security) requires sound cross-sector expertise. The English-language Master’s degree programme in Media and Convergence Management provides students with knowledge in the fields of cultural studies, media studies, economics and technical sciences and thus provides the best possible preparation for their future careers. Rebecca Scheiber opted for this unique Master’s programme and tells us about her experience of studying and about tackling change in a responsible and creative way.

Read more

Insights into KuWi teaching… 3 questions for Nursen Gömceli

What happens to feminism in the digital age? With her course, Nursen Gömceli offers students an opportunity to get insights into how digitalization has changed feminist activity in the 21st century. Students are engaged to find out how digital tools can be used to change things for the better. 

Read more

English idioms: Simplifying the acquisition of idioms for learners

Idioms are regarded as particularly challenging when it comes to learning a second language. And yet, the comprehension and appropriate use of these expressions can serve to demonstrate greater linguistic proficiency. An Austrian-Russian project is now set to explore how English language learners from two different linguistic and cultural backgrounds approach the challenge of learning idioms. The project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.

Read more

“You are not alone.”

“Firstly, you are not alone – you will hear us and see us daily as we guide New Zealand through this period”, these were the words of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in March 2020. At the same time, the French President Emmanuel Macron declared war on the coronavirus with “Nous sommes en guerre.” We interviewed linguist Marta Degani to talk about different linguistic strategies in politics.

Read more

Journalism needs to reach out and engage

Social discourse is becoming increasingly heated and radicalised. Why is it that the movements that threaten democracy are more successful in drawing people in than those seeking to promote democracy?

Read more

English Language Teaching Today: Trends and Challenges

Guest professor Irena Vodopija-Krstanovic has many links to the University of Klagenfurt. She is an alumna, had a guest professorship in the English Department in 2014 and co-organized an Alps-Adriatic-Adriatic-Anglistics conference with a colleague of the Department in Klagenfurt. We had a lot to talk about, including her current guest lecture “English Language Teaching Today: Trends and Challenges”.

Read more

Offloading computation to 5G networks: Helping drones to improve their autonomous navigation

Commercial drones usually come equipped with modest on-board computing power. Consequently, their speed and agility are somewhat limited when they use their cameras like eyes to navigate in space. Samira Hayat, a researcher at the Department of Information Technology, recently joined forces with colleagues from other departments and Deutsche Telekom to investigate the effects of offloading computation to the edge of the network (edge computing).

Read more

Game Studies and Engineering: It’s the passion that drives me

After achieving a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering at IIIT Una, India, Shivi Vats decided to come to Klagenfurt to continue studying with the master’s programme Games Studies and Engineering. In this interview he talks about why one should study at AAU and what advantages Klagenfurt has over a big city like Delhi, India.

Read more

Dynatrace announces award for the best Bachelor‘s and Master‘s thesis

Dynatrace is inviting students and graduates of the University of Klagenfurt to participate in the award for the best Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis in the IT field. The prizes will be awarded for the first time this year and will be announced annually from now on. Read more