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Farewell lecture by Univ.Prof. Alois Jungbauer
One of the most renowned BOKU researchers spoke last Friday, 25 March, on the topic "Is Current Bioprocessing Fit for the Future?". Watch it now on Youtube.
Register now! Takes place in-person in Vienna from 16 - August 07, 2022
(GBS) is a Summer University that aims at increasing knowledge of and raising awareness for sustainability in the field of building, construction and urban planning. With a duration of three weeks, the academic program takes place for the 12th time from July 16 to August 07, 2022.
BOKU and Japan – Co-operation in Past and Future
Registration deadline: 7. April 2022
More than 30 years of collaboration between BOKU and Japan are a good occasion in BOKU's anniversary year to take a closer look on past and future co-operation in a hybrid event on 14th of April with our Japanese Partner Universities.
Information about the worldwide climate strike on March 25
BOKU meeting point (organized by the ÖH BOKU):
When? Friday, March 25, 1:30 p.m.
Where? Stubentor - next to the kebap stand opposite the subway station
The war in Ukraine and the consequences for agricultural markets and security of supply
On the occasion of the current events, the BOKU Center for Agricultural Sciences and the Austrian Society for Agricultural Economics invited agricultural experts to a fact check - and to give their assessment of the situation.
BOKU on World Water Day: New study on pollutants in water
World Water Day turns twenty and BOKU celebrates with new study results: since 2019, the EU project bODEREC-CE has been initializing pilot areas in Central Europe for monitoring pollutants from pharmaceuticals and personal care products in water, which have received little attention so far. Now the results are presented.
"Österreich forscht" on Radio Orange
BOKU in the news
On Monday, the first episode of the series "Wissen macht Leute" - the Citizen Science Podcast of Österreich forscht - went on air. The platform "Österreich forscht" is coordinated by BOKU.
Day of the Forest: BOKU Forestry Studies make a significant contribution to forest and climate protection
Austria is a forest country: almost half of its area is covered with forests. Therefore, it is obvious that a lot of research is done on this topic, for example on the question how our forests can be preserved even in the climate crisis.
Understanding Wind Power - Integrative Research
The livestream to rewatch
However, in order to enable sensible and sustainable operation, a wide variety of aspects of the interaction of wind turbines with the environment, but also with social acceptance, must be taken into account. How do we deal with the challenges of recycling, landscape change or biodiversity loss in terms of climate protection? On the occasion of these central questions, the BOKU Energy Cluster invited to the event on March 15th.
Science in dialogue: How can we communicate research in an understandable way?
Panel discussion on March 15th
On the occasion of the art project "Fermenting Futures" the initiators from the Institute of Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (BOKU) and the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) invite to a live discussion at the Künstlerhaus Wien.
Fellowships for PhD students and Postdocs
EPICUR Research promotes interdisciplinary research by early career researchers
Organised in hybrid, three-month long EPICradles between May and September, groups of three to five early career researchers get the chance to collaborate on the topics "Sustainability", "Mobility/Migration/Identity" or "Health". Participants and groups will receive financial support, expertise and academic infrastructure from the nine EPICUR partner universities. Registration is open until April 15!
Call for Abstracts
Symposium "Do we have enough? Sufficiency and Moderation of Consumption as a Path to a More Sustainable Future."
The 5th Symposium Konsum Neu Denken will take place at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences from September 22-23, 2022. It will focus the discussion on moderation, sufficiency and consumption reduction. Submissions are possible until May 15, 2022
New Lectures for Future website online
Lectures for Future (L4F) is an interdisciplinary lecture series that has been offered at various Austrian universities since the winter semester 2019. BOKU is a co-organizer of Lectures for Future, the BOKU course is led by Werner Zollitsch and Georg Gratzer.
BOKU mourns the death of its honorary senator
Dr. Erhard Busek died shortly before his 81st birthday.
Martin Polaschek as guest at the BOKU booth at BeSt3
BeSt³ took place again in the Vienna Stadthalle from March 3rd to 6th, 2022. The Minister of Education and Science personally took a look - as did the 63,000 visitors to Austria's largest education and career information fair.
Tuesday, 22th of March, 6pm
Live at BOKU Zoom Room
The Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control presents the Interreg Central Europe project boDEREC-CE.
Vitrine as a memento of Inge Dirmhirn
The display case can be visited on the ground floor of the Gregor Mendel House (MENH-EG/49) at the Institute of Meteorology and Climatology and contains private and professional memorabilia of the first female professor of BOKU.
Visting Professor Dr. Mark Schwartz
Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research
Dr. Mark Schwartz has more than 30 years of experience in resource and conservation management with a focus on endangered species, forest ecosystems, climate change, and decision making. The seminar, "Translating science into practice in conservation and natural resource management," will be held May 19th to 31st.
BOKU launches new Christian Doppler Laboratory for Ecosystem Research on the Danube River
MERI, the first CD lab for researching ecosystem processes in the Danube, opened its doors on 7th of March at 2 pm. Made possible by funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digitization and Economic Development (BMDW), a research team here will advance the development of tailored solutions for the preservation and improvement of the Austrian Danube.
Fermenting Futures on Ö1
BOKU in the news
Biotechnology is still viewed quite critically by the public and, unfortunately, sometimes also dismissively, says Diethard Mattanovich from BOKU on Ö1. Together with Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, who are working on Bio-Art, the exhibition shows how the results of yeast research could change everyday life in the future.
Citizen Science: Österreich forscht celebrates 500th Blog Post
Österreich forscht (www.citizen-science.at) is one of the most active citizen science platforms in Europe, as the blog (https://www.citizen-science.at/blog), newly launched in 2020, impressively demonstrates. Already 500 blog posts around the active participation of citizens in scientific projects show that many people living in Austria want to help shape science.
Hafen Wien and BOKU Vienna continue thinkport VIENNA until 2025
thinkport VIENNA first started in 2017 as an open mobility laboratory for urban freight logistics to address the challenges of logistics in the Vienna area. In 2021, funding was secured as part of the "Mobility of the Future" call for proposals, thus ensuring the continued existence of the mobility lab for another five years.
No admission procedure for the bachelor studies UBRM and LMBT in the academic year 2022/2023.
In this way, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna is increasing the opportunities for young people to study the topics of the future for which they are passionate today.
UniNEtZ hands over options report to federal government
The options for action developed by UniNEtZ to implement the UN Agenda 2030 in Austria were handed over to Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler and Federal Minister Karoline Edtstadler on March 1, 2022.
Every second BOKU graduate contributes professionally to overcoming the climate crisis.
Idealism alone, however, is not enough: The current graduate tracking shows that BOKU graduates establish themselves quickly and permanently in the job market. And the job prospects are excellent.
Collection of donations in kind
BOKU supports the forwarding of its donations in kind to war victims. In Dänenstraße in the container behind the cab stand donations in kind are collected for war victims in Ukraine. The BOKU Kindergarten and the ÖH take care of the direct forwarding to the war area. Above all, medicines, hygiene articles, sleeping bags and other items are needed.
Hofrat Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Ruhm deceased
Hofrat Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Ruhm passed away on February 15, 2022, at the age of 86. Until the end of 2001, he was director of the former Federal Forest Research Institute (FBVA), now the Federal Forest Research Center (BFW).