Berlin: The buffet is abundantly covered!

In conversation with Riccardo Krampl, the psychoanalyst from Carinthian Lavanttal talks about his work and life in Berlin where he moved to in 2010 after finishing his studies in Educational Science and Psychology at the Alpen-Adria-Universtität Klagenfurt. And with him pictures from Carinthia. Read more

Learn from other people and cultures

Manuela Hofer-McIntyre studied English and American Studies as well as Media and Communications at AAU. She now works as Academic Coordinator at the University of Wyoming in the USA. In this interview, she tells us why she likes her job, how she prepares students for the international job market and what still connects her to the AAU today. Read more

A reunion with … Margit Heissenberger

Margit Heissenberger studied Educational Science in Klagenfurt and earned her doctorate in Psychology. After many years in Vienna, Brussels and New York, she now lives in Velden again and is the managing director of the “Initiative für Kärnten” (Initiative for Carinthia). She has spoken to ad astra about her way back to Carinthia.  Read more

Look to the right and left

Dr. Rosita Anna Ernst completed her diploma and doctoral studies in Psychology at AAU Klagenfurt. Back then, she was involved with the ÖH (Austrian Student Union) for a long time, also as chairwoman. Today she is team leader at Caritas and runs her own practice in Vienna as a systemic family therapist and child and youth therapist. In this interview she tells us why “being different” was a great benefit for her, how her studies prepared her for her current job and how to cook Roman food in the university’s canteen.   Read more

“With language you can move everything in life”


Silke Bergmoser is the first female director of a HTL (Secondary Technical School) in Carinthia and this year she received the Femme-Award as Carinthian of the Year 2015. However, she is not resting on her laurels, but is looking ahead to the future in a focused manner. Portrait of a woman who knows what she can do: “I will certainly not become a teacher!”  Read more

Out and about for a better world

“A rocking ship, limited internet and repeated trips out in the dinghy between the actual PR work.” This is how Melanie Aldrian, graduate of the Alpen-Adria-Universität, describes a day in her life when she’s out on location working for Greenpeace International. Originally from the Austrian region of Styria, she has been working as a media spokesperson for Greenpeace CEE in Vienna and for Greenpeace International since February 2011.