News published by the University of Klagenfurt concerning Green-Campus-topics.

The university gets cycling: Here are the winners of the JUNE challenges

In the meantime, around 30,000 kilometres have been cycled by students and staff as part of “The university gets cycling“. Many thanks to all who have cycled so far!

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The university gets cycling: Here are the winners of the May challenges

Since the launch of the initiative “The university gets cycling” at the end of April, students and staff have been pedalling hard. Some 11,000 kilometres have been travelled by bike in June so far. Given the current fuel prices, this is not only good for the climate, but also for your wallet.

Many thanks to all of you who joined us in May!

The winners of the challenges in May are:


  • Most kilometres cycled overall: Michael Kurnik
  • Most kilometres commuted by bike: Lisa Wirges
  • Most frequent commute by bike: Marco Seiwald
  • Longest cycled commuting route: Celine Gunz
  • Most altitude metres covered in a single journey: Lisa Wirges


  • Most kilometres cycled overall: Gerhard Leitner
  • Most kilometres commuted by bike: Gerhard Leitner
  • Longest cycled commuting route: Gerhard Leitner
  • Most frequent commute by bike: Andrea Bonizzi
  • Most altitude metres covered in a single journey: Udo Schilcher
  • Longest business trip by bike: Michaela Szölgyenyi

Gerhard Leitner (Department of Informatics Systems) is the overall winner for the month of May and the winner of the swiss stone pine hike through the pine forest in the Nockberge biosphere park!

You can still register and participate in the initiative via the “Kärnten radelt” platform:


CYCLE KICK-OFF: The University of Klagenfurt gets cycling

The CYCLE KICK-OFF on the 28th of April marks the start of the campaign called “The university gets cycling”. Around 35 bike enthusiasts joined the bike tour organised by the university and UNIKUM.

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Where thinking is inspired by nature: Sustainability is the guiding principle of University of Klagenfurt

100,000 square metres that’s the size of the campus of the University of Klagenfurt near Lake Wörthersee in Austria’s southernmost city. More than half of this is undeveloped space which serves as verdant parkland welcoming students and staff. The natural beauty of the campus offers ample inspiration for creative, innovative and audacious research on the pivotal topic of the future: digitalisation! Founded as recently as 2019, the Digital Age Research Centre (D!ARC) draws together researchers from the fields of computational linguistics, cybersecurity and digital culture for the purpose of contributing to the digital transformation. A constant focus in this endeavour: Digital transformation can only succeed with the careful stewardship of natural resources in a green future.

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