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Teaching at TU Wien - Imparting Competence

Studienbeginn an der TU Wien

Information for prospective students

TU Wien MINT-Map gives an overview on support and information possibilities for prospective students.

A swift and successful study depends on many factors. TU Wien attempts to offer all study beginners a wide range of support measures. These measures are intended to enable the new students from the beginning to network and face challenges as well as to avoid known difficulties.

Take advantage of the offer or become actively part of the support offers (eg mentoring).

AK MATH

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The Equalization Course Mathematics (German: Angleichungskurs Mathematik - AK MATH) repeats the basic chapters of school mathematics for the upcoming study. Absolute recommendation!

Mentoring

Successful students of higher semesters support study beginners and returnees and accompany them through their first semester at TU Wien.

Barrier-free studying

TUW barrier-free - the service point for students who have disabilities, are chronically ill or are impaired in another form.

Gestu

Studying deaf or hard of hearing at TU Wien? Here you get support!

Student counselling

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The team study information acts as central first point of contact for all questions on offered study programmes, visits for schools etc.

Vice Rector Academic Affairs

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Kurt Matyas

Vice Rector Academic Affairs, Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs

Phone: +43 1 58801 406400 Call Kurt Matyas

Send email to Kurt Matyas

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Assistent VR Academic Affairs

Die VoR-Phase

Die Studien-VoR-Phase soll allen Studieninteressierten sowohl als Hilfestellung bei der Entscheidung für ein Studium, als auch als Vorbereitung auf den Einstieg in das gewählte Studium dienen. Der Aufbau und die einzelnen Teile der Studien-Vor-Phase werden durch Vertreter des jeweiligen Studiums inhaltlich abgestimmt und müssen vor der Zulassung zum Studium abgeschlossen werden.

Austria vaccinates

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The level of protection at TU Wien is high and should be maintained. For the prospect of attendance in the winter semester 21/22, a high vaccination rate among all university members is of great importance. https://www.oesterreich-impft.at/impfanmeldung/, opens an external URL in a new window

Fair job opportunities without biases with voice.of.diversity

A course by TU Career Center.

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First the applicants work anonymously in the DEBIAS chat tool.

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Afterwards the applicants meet the company representatives personally.

Unconscious bias and related cognitive effects influence our perception in many areas of life: However, these biases can have serious consequences, especially in recruiting. Effects such as the "halo effect" make people we like appear more competent. Even unconscious, internalized, racist or xenophobic tendencies can influence our assessments simply through a person's last name.

The “voice.of.diversity” course of the TU Career Center links the eLearning “diversity skills” of the TU Wien with the students’ first steps into professional life. The theoretical content learned in advance is applied to the application situation in preparatory practical workshops, documents are checked and empowering measures are jointly developed in order to identify any biases in the application process and counteract them. At the end of the course, there is an anonymous job interview with companies in order to implement the skills learned.

At the anonymous audition on November 10th, the participants presented themselves and, above all, their professional knowledge in a very special application process: First anonymously in the DEBIAS chat tool, which was developed to minimize the unconscious biases in the application process by the Center for Informatics & Society, opens an external URL in a new window (CIS) at the TU Wien and the TU Career Center. After the chat the applicants and company representatives get to know each other face to face.

One participant says: "The course was structured in an exciting way. In the anonymous application process, I was able to approach companies in a completely different way and was able to score points with my skills.”

Lukas Ramach (Managing Director BOC Group) adds: “The format helped us to focus even more consciously on where we are confronted with bias despite all our openness. In fact, the answers from the chat tool don't tell you what kind of person is actually standing in front of you. There is a discrepancy between the real appearance of the applicants and the inner eye, there are some surprises. The best result is that we have found employees from every round who are still with our company to this day.”

Interested? The course takes place once a year (in the winter term), participants receive 1 ECTS.

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