FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

ISAE4W International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women

Status ISAE4W due to COVID-19

We are sorry to inform you that due to the recent developments concerning the coronavirus COVID-19 the “International Summer Acadmey in Engineering for Women” needs to be postponed to next year. This was not an easy decision to take, however, in order to ensure the safety of all our participants and faculty, we believe it is the right step given the still very unpredictable global situation. The academy will take place next year from 13th to 28th July 2021. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

What is the ISAE4W?

ISAE4W - International Summer Academy in Engineering 4 Women

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a unique 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. 

Get some insights into the ISAE4WClass of 2019


The Academy’s intensive, two and a half week programme combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in engineering and natural sciences. Besides knowledge transfer in these fields, social, cross-cultural and gender aspects were covered and discussed during lectures and workshops.

Lectures laboratories and seminars will cover the following specific issues and current trends:

Engineering Areas

  • Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology
    - GMO Detection in Food 
    - Hydropower
  • Electronics & Automation
    - Robotics Workshop
    - Current Topics in Medical Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

Applied Sciences in Theory and Practice

  • Group project: cutting-edge technologies and their impact on society
  • Project Management
  • Internet of Things for Astronomical Observation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Creative Science: Discover Golden Ratio
  • Dynamics of Space Vehicles
  •  Scientific World View

Women in Engineering

  • The role of women in science and research
  • Science World Café: successful scientists from the FH Upper Austria report from their careers and research projects
  • Opportunities for future exchange, degree studies, traineships, funding opportunities

Interesting Places to Visit

  • Companies:
    - Visit to Rosenbauer, a manufacturer of systems for firefighting and disaster protection
    - Andritz Hydro (Water Turbines)
  • Museums: Ars Electronica Center – museum for information technology and technological advancements in society
  • Cultural highlights in Upper Austria: Pflasterspektakel – street performance festival in Linz

In addition, the participants have an ongoing project throughout the entire academy. The project 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 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?

  • Broaden technical & scientific knowledge
  • Explore the impact of technology on our society in the future
  • Earn academic credit (4 ECTS)
  • Improve language und intercultural skills
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Creativity, fun and experience
  • Explore (Upper) Austria

Essential Information

  • Target group: women from 18 to 25
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Venue: University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria | Europe
  • Fees: € 780,- including tuition fees, room for the entire stay, meals on weekdays (weekends are free for individual activities), numerous field trips