Patrik Schumacher studied architecture at London South Bank University and at the Technical University in Stuttgart. For his doctoral studies in philosophy he was drawn to the University of Klagenfurt. Today he is the sole partner of Zaha Hadid Architects in London and employs 400 architects working on over 950 projects in 55 countries.
For Stefan Lederer, the University of Klagenfurt is an alma mater in all its facets. Here, he generated knowledge and established many contacts and cooperation arrangements ready for the leap into self-employment, which he took jointly with Christopher Müller and Christian Timmerer. Together, they created bitmovin.
Alumni Venkata Pathuri Bhuvana has completed the PhD program “Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE)” at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems. He is fascinated by the search for solutions.
Alumni Sandeep Katragada has completed the PhD program “Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE)” at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems. Technical innovations and their journey from idea to market launch are his passion. Read more
Machines are already capable of many things. A certain set of sensors has already been fully developed. And yet, Harald Gietler, researcher at the Department of Smart Systems Technologies seeks to discover: “Who knows what kinds of sensors we will need in the future?” He is currently developing a new technology, which will allow machines to determine the location of other machines.
It’s a familiar situation: We gaze at a poem and wonder – what was the author trying to express? What was his or her intention in using that specific metaphor? And how should we, as readers, interpret it? Over the next two years, Carina Rasse, holder of the DOC-scholarship awarded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and currently working at the Department of English, will explore how metaphors emerge and how they are deciphered by readers.
To simplify our daily routines, devices designed for the “Internet of Things (IoT)” are usually equipped with cameras that can record images and videos, and transmit these to other devices. Subhan Ullah’s research focuses on increasing the security of these systems, which often have limited processing capacities. He has recently completed his doctoral thesis.
Mediatisation has fundamentally transformed our interactions with medical professionals, our attitude to our own health, and our communication about health-related topics. In her research, Isabell Koinig deals with health communication. She addressed some of the phenomena which research has only taken up selectively, and whether she turns to Google herself when she feels a bit under the weather.
Eva Krallinger-Gruber, from Salzburg, studied Journalism and Communication Studies at AAU. She has worked in France, Belgium, America and Switzerland. Now she is her own boss, and spends her time showing what Salzburg has to offer in the online city magazine ‘Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts’. She runs the blog together with her husband and is planning to publish her own magazine soon. In the interview she explains why she chose to study in Klagenfurt and what advice she would give to students today. Read more
Im Gespräch erzählt der aus dem Kärntner Lavanttal stammende Psychoanalytiker Riccardo Krampl vom Arbeiten und Leben in seiner Wahlheimatstadt Berlin. Dorthin ist er 2010 nach dem Studium der Pädagogik und Psychologie an der Alpen-Adria-Universität hingezogen. Und mit ihm Bilder aus Kärnten.