Young drone researchers Agata and Michał Barcis from the University of Klagenfurt and fellow researcher Michał Jagielski win the Drone Bot Contest at Deep Drone Challenge 2021

Agata and Michał Barciś and their fellow researcher from RTB House in Poland, Michał Jagielski, competed in the Drone Bot Contest at the Deep Drone Challenge in Ingolstadt, Germany on Saturday 7 August 2021. The competition is organised by start-up incubator brigkAIR and Europe’s largest aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The three young scientists were delighted to receive a prize of 25,000 euros. 

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Friederike Wall is awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class, and the Carinthian Decoration of Honour goes to Martin Hitz

Up until October 2020, Friederike Wall and Martin Hitz acted as vice rectors at the University of Klagenfurt. On 21 April 2021, they were honoured for their achievements by Carinthian Governor Peter Kaiser in a ceremony in the Hall of Mirrors in the Carinthian Government buildings.

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“I used every summer for an internship.”


Corinna Kuttnigg originally comes from the “Wild West” of Styria and began her studies at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in 2007 after her graduation from school. After completing her studies, she joined the radio station Antenne Kärnten and has been through a variety of career stages there. Currently, Corinna Kuttnig is responsible for the news from Carinthia. In an interview she looks back on her studies and reminisces about her life.  Read more

From Cape Town to Klagenfurt: In conversation with advertising photographer Daniel Waschnig

Daniel Waschnig originally comes from Cape Town in South Africa but has been living and working in Klagenfurt for 10 years. The advertising photographer holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Media and Convergence Management. He tells us how his studies helped him to turn his hobby into his profession, what it means to be an advertising photographer and what still connects him to the AAU today.

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The world is waiting for you: Why you should study “International Business and Economics” and the skills you will need for this degree

The world is yours to enjoy with a degree in “International Business and Economics”. We asked Programme Director Dmitri Blüschke to tell us about the unique features of this English language Bachelor’s degree and to explain what distinguishes it from “traditional” business degrees.

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Helga Rabenstein-Moser is the new Student Ombudswoman

As of 1 October 2020, Helga Rabenstein-Moser will take over as Student Ombudswoman in Klagenfurt for the next three years. The Office of the Student Ombudsman was established at the University of Klagenfurt in 2014 and, until now, Hans-Joachim Bodenhöfer has provided students with advice and assistance.

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Friederike Wall is elected Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Austrian Research Association

On 28 June 2018, Friederike Wall was elected a Scientific Advisory Board Member by the Executive Committee, chaired by Christiane Spiel.

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Friederike Wall receives the “Best Application Paper Award“

For her paper “Coordination and Search for New Solutions: An Agent-based Study on the Tension in Boundary Systems”, researcher Friederike Wall received the “Best Application Paper Award” at the International Conference on Decision Economics (DECON 2019) in Ávila (Spain) in June 2019.

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Studying coincidence in literature and films

A position as post-doctoral researcher at the Department of English and American Studies brought Matthias Klestil to Klagenfurt from Bayreuth. His research currently focuses on material from literature and films, which addresses versionality and coincidence. In our interview with Matthias Klestil, he tells us about the paths that led him to Klagenfurt, and he reveals what he finds fascinating about the USA.

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Finding faults in Excel

A familiar situation for many: A large Excel file that includes many sheets, rows and columns – and in the end, the correct result stubbornly refuses to materialize. Troubleshooting can be complicated whenever numerous formulas and references are involved. Patrick Koch is working on the project “Debugging of spreadsheet programs (DEOS)”, funded by the FWF, which aims to simplify the search for errors. He recently received the “ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award” for his publication on this subject.

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