Handbook for Incoming Staff
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1 The International Office ... 4
1.1 About ... 4
1.2 Contact Details ... 4
Project Manager ... 5
2 Departmental Coordinators ... 6
3 FH Campus Wien... 8
3.1 About FH Campus Wien ... 8
3.2 Map of the area ... 9
3.2.1 How to find us... 10
3.3 The academic year ... 11
3.3.1 Study Programmes ... 11
3.3.2 Types of courses ... 11
3.3.3 Libraries ... 12
4 The City of Vienna ... 14
4.1 Entry and residence regulations in Austria ... 15
4.2 Accomodation ... 15
4.2.1 FH Campus Wien partners ... 15
4.2.2 Hotels near the FH Campus Wien main building ... 15
4.2.3 Hotels near the FH Campus Wien Applied Life Sciences building ... 16
4.2.4 Hotels in the city centre ... 16
4.3 Public Transport in Vienna ... 18
4.4 Public Transport in Austria ... 18
4.5 Banks and post offices ... 18
5 Recreation and Cultural Activities ... 19
5.1 Cafés ... 19
5.2 Classical Music – Theatres/Opera ... 19
5.3 Museums and sightseeing ... 19
Welcome from the RectorDear colleagues,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the FH Campus Wien, University of Applied Sciences and the City of Vienna, an exciting an inspiring environment for your academic visit. At our state-of-the-art premises, we have created the ideal circumstances for high-quality teaching and research. The FH Campus Wien is a very young institution with a growing focus on internationalisation. By
participating in educational programs and networks within the European Union the university cooperates successfully with more than 100 partner institutions. This is the basis for the mobility of students, faculty and staff, joint projects and our joint programme Social Economy and Social Work (SOWOSEC). As a leading university of applied sciences in Austria, we highly profit from visits of international staff, guest lecturers and professors who contribute significantly to the
internationalisation of our institution. Committed to implementing the aims of the Bologna-Process, the FH Campus Wien is very interested in the creation of a European platform of higher education and intends to further develop its position as an internationally oriented institution of higher education. One important goal is the enhancement of the mobility of faculty and staff in order to meet the demand for internationally experienced qualified members of the university. As a guest of our university you in particular offer your colleagues and students at the FH Campus Wien the opportunity to add an international component to their academic experience. I hope that the city of Vienna and the FH Campus Wien will provide you with stimulating surroundings necessary for your research and teaching. We wish you all the best for your stay in Vienna and a successful time at the FH Campus Wien.
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The International Office
The general mission of the International Office is to promote a process of internationalisation at the FH Campus Wien. As a strategic and operative unit it supports the Rector’s Office in the field of international affairs. The International Office develops and co-ordinates activities and programs to enhance the mobility of students and staff members. It serves as an information centre for international relations matters and links the university to institutions of higher education worldwide.
With this handbook as well as a series of events that offer you the chance to meet colleagues outside your own institute we want to support our guests in finding the necessary information to make the most of their time at the FH Campus Wien. Information about the services of our office is available at http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/en/international/. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions you might have.
All the best for your time in Vienna! The Team of the International Office
Institutional coordinator and contact person for staff mobility Wolfgang Sünder, Head of the International Office
phone: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6151 fax: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6159
Contact person for student mobility Gabriele Neuditschko, Mobility Coordinator
phone: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6152 fax: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6159
e-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact person for incoming student mobility Simona Mayerhofer-Sebera, Mobility Coordinator
phone: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6152 fax: +43 1 606 68 77 – 6159
Internationalisation at Home
Katharina Kloser, International Coordinator
phone: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6153 fax: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6159
Project Manager Mag.a Barbara Weber
phone: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6155 fax: +43 1 606 68 77 - 6159
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The Departmental Coordinators handle co-operation with our partner institutions, assist exchange students with their study programmes and serve as contact persons for exchange staff. If you want to get further information concerning a study programme, the Departmental Coordinators will be happy to help you.
Applied Life Sciences
Molecular Biotechnology Paul Watson
+43 1 606 68 77-3502
Bioengineering Rudolf Friedrich Bliem
+43 1 606 68 77-3601
Applied Electronics Gerhard Engelmann
+43 1 606 68 77-2112
Information Technologies and Telecommunication
Thomas Fischer +43 1 606 68 77-2136
High Tech Manufacturing Heimo Sandtner +43 1 606 68 77-1502
Building and Desing
Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Manfred Steiner +43 1 606 68 77-2210
Biomedical Science Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger +43 1 606 68 77-4110
Dietetics Andrea Hofbauer
+43 1 606 68 77-4214
Occupational Therapy Hermine August-Feicht (Staff Mobility) +43 1 606 68 77-4310
Petra Schwab (Student Mobility) +43 1 606 68 77-4316
Healthcare and Nursing Sabine Schweiger
Tel: +43 1 606 68 77-4011
Midwifery Roswitha Wallner +43 1 606 68 77-4412
email@example.com Logopedics-Phoniatrics-Audiology Rosemarie Paldele
+43 1 606 68 77-4514
Orthoptics Elisabeth Hirmann
+43 1 606 68 77-4601
Physiotherapy (Bachelor) Silke Gruber
Tel: +43 1 606 68 77-4718
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Monika Zajicek (Staff Mobility Outgoing) T: +43 1 606 68 77-4745
Manuela Kundegraber (Student Mobility Incoming) Tel: +43 1 606 68 77-4732
Physiotherapy (Master Degree Programme for Advanced Professional Training)
Christine Stelzhammer +43 1 606 68 77-4702
email@example.com Radiological Technology Maria Starkbaum (Staff Mobility)
+43 1 606 68 77-4822
Barbara Kraus (Student Mobility) +43 1 606 68 77-4812
Social Work Barbara Bittner (Staff Mobility)
+43 1 606 68 77-3101
Isabell Miloradovic (Student Mobility) +43 1 606 68 77-3102
Social Economy and Social Work (SOWOSEC)
+43 1 606 68 77-3212
Spatial and Clinical Social Work Judith Haberhauer-Stidl +43 1 606 68 77-3318
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FH Campus Wien
About FH Campus Wien
Favoritenstraße 226, Vienna
FH Campus Wien has existed since 2001, when it resulted from the merger of two course-providing bodies in the technical field. In autumn 2002, the institution started to provide programmes formerly offered by the Vienna City Academy of Social Work and the Federal Academy of Social Work, Vienna, both of which were closed down in 2005. Finally, in 2007, Higher Education Institutions for Special Allied Health Professions and Midwifery were transferred into the tertiary education sector and integrated into FH Campus Wien. Currently, FH Campus Wien offers a wide variety of study programmes: students can choose between bachelor and master degree
programmes as well as master degree programmes for advanced professional training in the fields of Engineering, Public Management, Health, Social Work, Building and Design and Applied Life Sciences.
Facts and figures about the FH Campus Wien > more than 4.500 students
> total area: 13,600 m² > developed area: 8,800 m² > floor area: 37,000 m² > 6 floors > 30 lecture halls > 35 seminar rooms
> 90 rooms for special purposes (e.g. laboratories and IT labs) > café
> library and media centre > ceremonial hall
> 150 rooms and offices for R&D and administration
Construction for the new building of FH Campus Wien in the south of Vienna started in February 2008. The new premises are located in the densely populated 10th district of Vienna, Favoriten, where many different cultures and nationalities mix. By the academic year 2010/11, all
departments and their study programmes except Applied Life Sciences and Public Management were united at the new building. The Applied Life Sciences department continues at the Campus Vienna Biocenter and at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in
Muthgasse, where it is very well linked to biotech undertakings and research institutions. The Public Management programme is held at Laudon Palace. Until August 2009, the study programmes of FH Campus Wien were held at 13 different locations.
Map of the area
The FH Campus Wien main building is located at Favoritenstraße 226, 1100 Vienna. You can easily get there by public transport
> from U1 underground station Reumannplatz, using tram 67 towards Oberlaa - Therme Wien
(stop Altes Landgut)
> from U4 underground station Meidling Hauptstraße, using bus 15A towards Grillgasse/Enkplatz
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Getting to Vienna
By plane: Vienna International Airport is located outside of Vienna and connected to the city by S-Bahn trains, bus or the City Airport Train (CAT)
By train: the two largest train stations in Vienna, Hauptbahnhof and Westbahnhof, are connected to the public transport network. From there you can use trams, the underground or buses.
By coach: most buses arrive at and depart from Wien Südtirolerplatz. Südtirolerplatz is connected to U1 underground, Hauptbahnhof,
S-Bahn trains as well as buses and trams. By car: The road infrastructure around Vienna is well developed. Take the A1, A4, A21 or A23 highways to travel to Vienna.
Vienna International Airport
Search engines for cheap flights
www.swoodoo.com (in German) Austrian federal railways
Public transport in Vienna
CAT (City Airport Train)
Online route planner
Getting to FH Campus Wien
FH Campus Wien is located at the bus stop Altes Landgut, which you can reach by tram 67
(heading towards Oberlaa - Therme Wien) from Reumannplatz underground station (U1) or by bus 15A (heading towards Grillgasse/Enkplatz) from Meidling Hauptstraße underground station (U4). From Vienna International Airport: Take the bus to Südtirolerplatz. From there, the U1 takes you to
Reumannplatz station, where you can take tram 67 directly to the FH Campus Wien (heading towards Oberlaa - Therme Wien). Get off at Altes Landgut.
From Hauptbahnhof: Take the U1 to Reumannplatz station, where you can take tram 67 directly to the FH Campus Wien (heading towards Oberlaa - Therme Wien). Get off at Altes Landgut.
From Westbahnhof train station: Take the U3 underground to Stephansplatz station and change to the U1 underground to reach Reumannplatz station. From there, take tram 67 (heading towards
Oberlaa - Therme Wien) directly to the FH Campus Wien (stop Altes Landgut).
From Wien Meidling train station: The bus number 15A takes you directly to the FH Campus Wien (get off at Altes Landgut).
The academic year
The academic year at the FH Campus Wien is divided into a winter and a summer semester. The organisation of the academic year and holiday times differ for each study programme.
You can find the schedule of each study programme for the summer term 2014 and winter term 2014/15 at http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/bachelor___master/einteilung_studienjahr/ Holidays: Beginning End Christmas Holidays 22/12/2014 6/1/2015 Semester Holidays 26/01/2015 08/02/2015 Easter Holidays 30/03/2015 06/04/2015 Summer Holidays 29/06/2015 1/9/2015
Public holidays in Austria
1 May 2014 Labour Day 25 December 2014 Christmas Day
29 May 2014 Ascension Day 26 December 2014 St. Stephen’s Day
9 June 2014 Whit Monday 1 January 2015 New Year’s Day
19 June 2014 Corpus Christi 6 January 2015 Epiphany
15 August 2014 Assumption of Mary
3.3.1 Study Programmes
FH Campus Wien offers a rich variety of bachelor degree programmes, master degree programmes as well as master degree
programmes for advanced professional training in the fields of Engineering and Public
Management, Health, Social work, Building and Design and Applied Life Sciences.
For more details on the study programmes and courses at the FH Campus Wien, please visit:
3.3.2 Types of courses
Vorlesung (lecture): is meant to give an overview of the topic, aims to transfer specialised knowledge, technical and methodological skills.
Übung (practical exercise): is meant to strengthen your practical skills. Students are required to participate very actively.
Seminar: is meant to transfer theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Contents are handled in more detail than in a lecture. Students are usually required to hand in a paper and actively participate in discussions.
Praktikum (internship): is meant to help students apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a working environment. Students can gain experiences that can feed into their future training.
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type of course abbr type of course abbr
Vorlesung (lecture) VO Tutorium (tutorial) TUT
Übung (practical exercise) UE Excursion EX
Seminar SE Laborpraktikum (lab course) LB
Praktikum (internship) PR Workshop WS
Diplomarbeit (Diploma’s thesis) DA Bachelor project BP
Blended Learning BL Project Seminar PSE
Repetitorium (revising course) RE Konversatorium (discussion group) KO
Forschungswerkstatt (research lab) FW Wahlfachprojekt (project on your focus area)
PLV Klinische Übung (clinical exercise) KLÜ
About the library and media centre
> 36 reading and working spaces, among those 20 thin clients > 40,000 items, including 1,000 audiovisual resources
> self-service stations for renting and returning items > copy machines
Library of the FH Campus Wien
www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/service_einrichtungen/bibliothek_und_mediathek (in German) Libraries and online catalogues in Austria
www.ub.tuwien.ac.at/bibliotheken.html (in German)
Other important libraries in Vienna > Austrian National Library
> Library of the Chamber of Labour > Vienna Public Libraries
> Austrian State Archives > Vienna University Library
> University Library of the Vienna University of Economics and Business
> University Library of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna > University Library of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
> Max Perutz Library at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology at the Campus Vienna Biocenter
> Austrian Central Library for Physics > Education Library
> Library of the University of Education Vienna > Vienna University of Technology Library
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The City of Vienna
Vienna is the capital of Austria and with 1.8 million inhabitants it is also the largest city in the country. Population numbers are on the rise as Vienna is not only considered the cultural and economic hub of the central and eastern European region but also offers its inhabitants and visitors high quality of living (according to the Mercer ranking 2014, it takes first place in the world) and a rich culture acquired during an eventful 2000-year-old history.
Vienna covers an area of 41,495 hectare divided into 23 districts. With an area of 31.8 square kilometres and a population of 171,600, the 10th district (Favoriten) is the largest among these districts and would be the fourth largest city in Austria (after Vienna, Graz, and Linz). Vienna is situated between the Vienna Woods and the Danube. Numerous guidebooks praise the beauty of this city, where the traces of history and tradition can be found on every corner. For a Time Lapse of Vienna, you might want to watch this short video:
But Vienna is not only about St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, and
Schönbrunn Palace. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to discover the real Vienna off the beaten tourist tracks. You might encounter the traditions and peculiarities, the open minds but also the sceptic views of the city’s inhabitants. Maybe you will come to the conclusion that Vienna can be labeled neither an eastern nor a western European city as such a vast number of different cultures have left their imprints in past centuries to create its special identity. Last but not least Vienna is also an important academic location in Europe. Apart from a number of renowned universities and the FH Campus Wien, several other universities of applied sciences have been established in recent years.
Information about the city of Vienna
Vienna Tourist Board
www.wien.info City map www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan Weather http://wetter.orf.at/oes/ (in German)
Entry and residence regulations in Austria
Citizens of a Member State of the EU or the EEA or from Switzerland are not required to obtain a visa for their stay in Austria. An official travel document (passport and/or identity card) is sufficient to enter and reside in Austria.
You can get detailed information concerning entry and residence regulations in Austria by going to:
4.2.1 FH Campus Wien partners
The following hotels offer special rates for guests of the FH Campus Wien:
Hotel Papageno Wiedner Hauptstraße 23 1040 Wien +43 1 504 67 44 http://www.hotelpapageno.at/ Hotel DELTA Sonnwendgasse 8 1100 Wien +43 1 961 64 00 www.hotel-Delta.at Hotel Eitljörg Filmteichstraße 5 1100 Wien +43 1 688 11 82 www.hotel-eitljoerg.at
Best Western Premier Kaiserhof Wien Frankenberggasse 10
1040 Wien +43 1 505 17 01
Austria Trend Hotels Messestraße 2 1020 Wien www.austria-trend.at/hotel-messe-wien Hotel Beethoven Papagenogasse 6 1060 Wien +43 1 587 44 42 www.hotel-beethoven.at Hotel Wandl Petersplatz 9 1010 Wien +43 1 534 55 0 www.hotel-wandl.com/
4.2.2 Hotels near the FH Campus Wien main building Pension Riebisch
page 16 / 20 Pension Gruber Oberlaaer Straße 216 1100 Wien +43 1 688 36 88 www.pensiongruber.at Pension Silvia Oberlaaer Straße 167 1100 Wien +43 1 688 74 47 http://www.pensionsilvia.at Pension Wieselthaler Oberlaaer Straße 70 1100 Wien +43 1 688 79 19 www.wieselthaler.net/de_index.html
Frühstückspension Kasper Alexandra An der Hölle 27
1100 Wien, Oberlaa +43 650 23 25 26 2
Austria Trend Hotel Appartementhotel Vienna Hintschiggasse 1
1100 Wien + 43 1 614 97
Austria Trend Hotel Favorita Laxenburger Strasse 8–10 1100 Wien +43 1 601 46 www.austria-trend.at/Hotel-Favorita/de Hotel Caroline Gudrunstraße 138 1100 Wien +43 1 604 80 70 http://www.caroline-wien.at
4.2.3 Hotels near Campus Vienna Biocenter Austria Trend Hotel Doppio
Rennweg 99 / Rinnböckstraße 1 1030 Wien
+43 1 790 25
4.2.4 Hotels in the city centre Hotel Daniel Vienna
Landstraßer Gürtel 5 1030 Wien +43 1 90 131 0 http://www.hoteldaniel.com/en/vienna Hotel am Brillantengrund Bandgasse 4 1070 Wien +43 1 52 33 662 http://www.brillantengrund.com
Pension Nossek & Co Graben 17 1010 Wien +43 1 533 70 41 0 www.pension-nossek.at Hotel Post Fleischmarkt 24 1010 Wien +43 1 515 830 www.hotel-post-wien.at Hotel Austria Am Fleischmarkt 20 1010 Wien +43 1 515 23 www.hotelaustria-wien.at Pension City Bauernmarkt 10 1010 Wien +43 1 533 95 21 www.citypension.at
Austria Trend Hotel Ananas Rechte Wienzeile 93-95 1050 Wien +43 1 546 20 http://www.austria-trend.at/Hotel-Ananas/en/ Hotel Goldener Bär Türkenstrasse 27 1090 Wien +43 1 317 51 11 www.goldbearhotel.com Hotel Urania Obere Weissgerberstrasse 7 1030 Wien +43 1 713 17 11 www.hotel-urania.at LINK
A hotelguide is available on Vienna’s official website at
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Public Transport in Vienna
Vienna has a good public transport system, enabling people to reach places in Vienna and the surrounding areas easily. On Friday and Saturday night as well as on nights before public holidays, the metro works throughout the night. On weekdays, night buses are available.
Single Trip Ticket: € 2,10 24hour Ticket: € 7,10 72hour Ticket: € 15,40 Weekly Ticket: € 15,80 8-day Ticket: € 35,80
Wiener Linien customer centre (U3 underground station Erdberg)
Erdbergstraße 202, 1030 Vienna web: www.wienerlinien.at
phone: +43 1 7909-100
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Public Transport in Austria
The Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB – Federal Railway) provide an efficient means of transportation with which you can reach most parts of the country (www.oebb.at).
Banks and post offices
The opening hours of banks differ according to institute and branch. You can also withdraw money at automatic teller machines all over Austria at any time of the day. At these ATM machines you can use Austrian and foreign debit cards (Maestro) or credit cards (Master, VISA, American Express, Diners) as well as Cirrus and Visa-Plus cash cards, which can be used in the interbank network provided by the mentioned credit card companies. Many hotels, restaurants, and shops in cities and tourist centres as well as filling stations accept credit cards.
Opening hours of banks
Generally the following opening hours apply:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday
8 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Post offices are usually open between 8 a.m. – noon and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. The main post office (Fleischmarkt 19 in the 1st district) is open from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Recreation and Cultural Activities
Vienna is famous for its coffee houses where you can enjoy a good cup of good coffee in different variations:
Espresso without milk; “small” (klein) or “large” (groß)
Espresso with a bit of milk, also in “small” and “large”
Espresso with warm, steamed milk
Espresso with whipped cream (“Schlagobers”), is served in special cups.
Classical Music – Theatres/Opera
Vienna is perhaps one of the most cultural cities in the world. It is the city of classical music – hosting the world famous Musikverein, the Vienna State Opera, and several theatres. There are more than ten major stages, music halls and theatres in Vienna, which perform different shows every single night.
Wiener Staatsoper Opernring 2, 1010 Wien Tel.: +43 1 514 442 959 http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at Konzerthaus Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Wien Tel.: +43 1 242 00 2 http://konzerthaus.at Musikverein Karlsplatz 6, 1010 Wien Tel.: +43 1 505 8190 http://www.musikverein.at Burgtheater
Dr. Karl-Lueger Ring 2, 1010 Wien Tel.: +43 1 514 44 4140 http://www.burgtheater.at Raimundtheater Wallgasse 18, 1060 Wien Tel.: +43 1 599 77 0 http://www.musicalvienna.at
Vienna’s English Theatre Josefsgasse 12, 1080 Wien Tel.: +43 1 402 12 60 12
Museums and sightseeing
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There are numerous movie theatres showing more than just the mainstream programme and also featuring original versions of films.
www.skip.at (in German)
Cinema Filmcasino, 5th district:
www.filmcasino.at (in German): Cinema Topkino, 6th district:
www.topkino.at (in German) Cinema Votivkino, 9th district:
www.votivkino.at (in German) Cinema Gartenbaukino, 1st district: