FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women13th - 24th July 2015, FH Upper Austria, Wels Campus

The International Summer Academy for Women in Engineering (ISAE4W) offers an ideal opportunity for a selected group of highly-motivated and talented women (high school, college or undergraduate students) to experience top-class and challenging university-level coursework.

The Academy’s intensive, two-week programme combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in engineering and natural sciences. In addition to knowledge transfer in these fields, social, cross-cultural and gender aspects are covered and discussed during lectures, seminars and workshops. Each participant chooses from one of two main topics:

  1. Physics and Technology
  2. Biotechnology and Chemistry

Even though most of the Academy’s programme will be for all participants, there are selected lectures, laboratories or seminars in the two main topics that cover specific issues and current trends in these scientific fields in more depth. In addition, the participants will have an ongoing project throughout the entire academy in their selected main topic. The project will encompass scientific and technological aspects as well as creativity and social impact.

A team of highly qualified academic staff from our university as well as from other universities and organisations will provide scientific and technical background on workshop topics and information about the role of women in science and their opportunities in scientific careers.

Why participate?

  • Improve language und intercultural skills
  • International contacts
  • Broaden technical and scientific knowledge
  • Creativity, fun and experience
  • Earn academic credit (4 ECTS)

Target group

  • women from 17 to 26

Language of instruction

  • English


University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences
Stelzhamerstraße 23
4600 Wels/Austria


€ 780,- including tuition fees,  room for the entire stay, meals on weekdays (weekends are free for individual activities), numerous excursions


Online from now until 24th May 2015. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the review and selection-process by end of May.