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“I know where your cat lives”

Fulbright Visiting Professor Owen Mundy explores the differences between the data protection laws in the EU and in the USA, and examines how people deal with digital surveillance. In an interview with ad astra he tells us what apps like Facebook know about us and how he had a lasting impact on Instagram.

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Die Netzgeneration erzählt

Welche Geschichten erzählen internetaffine Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in der heutigen Zeit? Basierend auf den Forschungsergebnissen der Studie „Kommunikative Öffentlichkeiten im Cyberspace“ analysiert Medienwissenschaftlerin Christina Schachtner in ihrem neu erschienenen Buch „Das narrative Subjekt“ die Geschichten von jungen NetzakteurInnen und BloggerInnen.

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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

The prevalence of mental disorders among older people is greater than previously assumed

Previous studies have largely assumed that the prevalence of mental disorders declines with old age. The results of a new large-scale study with innovative diagnostic methods conducted in six European countries reveal that, considering the previous year retrospectively, approximately one third of the respondents in the age group between 65 and 85 had suffered from a mental disorder, and roughly one quarter were mentally ill at the time of the interviews. The results have now been published in the renowned “British Journal of Psychiatry”.   

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Wissenschaft und Kunst reflektieren europäisches Kulturerbe

Gibt es ein harmonisches europäisches Kulturerbe, oder ist es nicht im Gegenteil so, dass die europäische Kultur durch ihre Konflikte und historischen Brüche gekennzeichnet ist? Ist es möglich, festgefahrene Fronten zu überwinden, um zu einer europäischen Imagination zu kommen, in der Differenzen und Widersprüche selbstverständlicher Teil des Gemeinsamen sind? ForscherInnen und Kulturschaffende in neun europäischen Ländern gehen dieser Frage in einem EU-Horizon-2020-Projekt nach. Anfang Mai treffen sie sich in Klagenfurt zu einer Auftaktveranstaltung.

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Psychoanalyse am Dauerprüfstand


Über Akzeptanz und Wirkung psychodynamischer Therapien

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Avantgarde zwischen Jazz, Girls und Technikeuphorie


Das blühende internationale Kulturleben im Österreich der Zwischenkriegszeit als Großforschungsprojekt.

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