FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences


Women in SCI

Tuesday, 12th July 2016: 11:00 - 12:00
Regina Aichinger: Universities of Applied Science in Austria and the FH Upper Austria – aspects of a special and innovative higher education sector
Regina Aichinger is Executive Vice president of the FH OOE and has 18 years of work experience in a higher education institution. In the course of her lecture she will give a brief outline of the history of the UAS sector in Austria and of the FH OOE in special. Furthermore some deepening insight to her experiences as the only female member of the management board but also out of her work background as a higher education researcher will be presented. Let`s have a look into a fascinating world of higher education!

Intercultural group finding

Tuesday, 12th July 2016: 13:00 - 17:00
Kamilla Trubicki: Intercultural Orientation
We regularly host participants from different countries at our summer academy. Participants will study, work, live and travel together in intercultural teams during the whole event. In order to be well prepared for the opportunities and challenges of working together with colleagues from other nations and cultures, we are hosting an intercultural orientation class. Participants will hear about basic intercultural topics and collect first experience in intercultural team 

Dynamics of Space Vehicles

Wednesday, 13th July 2016: 09:00 - 12:00
Wolfgang Steiner: Space Travel
The lecture gives an introduction into the dynamics of space vehicles. Using the example of a trip to Mars, the basic concepts of aerospace engineering will be presented. As a result, the duration and the fuel consumption required for a Mars flight will be derived.

Project Management

Wednesday, 13th July 2016: 13:00 - 15:15
Lecturer to be determinated: Introduction into Project Management

Project Time

In groups of 4 – 5 students, you will be given a project dealing with the future relevance of technologies that are covered during the summer academy. In a creative process, your group will develop a scenario that predicts the relevance of this technology and also addresses moral and ethical implications on society in the year 2031.

Wels - City Tour

Wednesday, 13th July 2016: 20:00 - 22:00
Get to know the city of Wels, the nice town in which the ISAE4W takes place. A professional guide will tell you about the great Roman history of this city and you will get to know the cultural and social hotspots of the eighth largest city in Austria.

Scientific World View

Thursday, 14th July 2016: 09:00 - 12:00
Clemens Derndorfer: The Development of the Scientific World View
Developments in the natural sciences cannot be separated from the developments of a philosophical world-view. Historically the natural sciences have their origin in philosophy. This lecture tries to cover the development in the natural sciences from their origin of the Greek philosophers to the modern world-view of the universe at large and the elementary particles in the small.

Magnetism Lecture

Thursday, 14th July 2016: 14:30 - 17:30
Peter Zeller: Ferromagnetic Materials – Lecture
The magnetics tutorial covers the physics of ferromagnetic materials as well as the application background of ferromagnetic materials.In the corresponding laboratory tutorial the magnetic effects in ferromagnetic materials will be visualized: By means of an oscilloscope the magnetic field strength and the magnetic flux density are measured. The results will be transferred to EXCEL and an EXCEL tool will be developed to visualize the ferromagnetic hysteresis

Space & Stars

Thursday, 14th July 2016: 20:00 - 22:00
Linz Astronomical Society “Johannes Kepler”
You will have a chance to look through a large-scale reflecting (mirror with a 50 cm diameter) telescope into the sheer endless universe. A professional astronomer will give you interesting insights into relevant questions of today’s astronomical research and will answer all your questions about this fascinating space.
This lecture only takes place in good weather conditions.


Friday, 15th July 2016: 09:00 - 12:00
Susan Campbell und Cynthia Rogers: Kraft Dinner and Maple Syrup
One is a pure food, harvested from sugar maples with little processing and packaging; the other is fluorescent orange, has no nutritional value, and is manufactured somewhere in the world.  Using the example of two distinctly Canadian foods, Kraft Dinner and Maple Syrup, the goal of our session is to challenge our future engineers to consider their role they have to play in designing a world that reflects values of sustainability.  Students will participate in an activity where they will contrast between the typical “cradle to grave” design process of a product to McDonough and Braungart’s “cradle to cradle” theory.   We will apply the life cycle theory to building systems, and discuss some “green” features leveraged in industry today.


Friday, 15th July 2016: 13:00 - 14:30
Sonja Bäumel and Manuel Selg: CreativeScience
This session gives an introduction into the field of „arts and science“. More and more often, the classical strategies of experimental design and approaches to address scientific and technological challenges do not yield the desired results. Hence, new and creative ways to tackle these questions are required – “art scientists” show ways to cope with these struggles. In addition, the artistic approach offers a great way for the non-scientist to get acquainted with technologies today that will shape our society tomorrow.

Magnetism Lab

Friday, 15th July 2016: 14:30 - 18:15
Peter Zeller: Ferromagnetic Materials (Lab)
The magnetics tutorial covers the physics of ferromagnetic materials as well as the application background of ferromagnetic materials.In the corresponding laboratory tutorial the magnetic effects in ferromagnetic materials will be visualized: By means of an oscilloscope the magnetic field strength and the magnetic flux density are measured. The results will be transferred to EXCEL and an EXCEL tool will be developed to visualize the ferromagnetic hysteresis.

DNA in Forensics Lab

Friday, 15th July 2016: 14:30 - 18:15
Manuel Selg: DNA in Forensics (Lab)
We see it on television shows every day: Crime scene investigators collect evidence at a crime scene. The broken glass on the living room floor is swabbed for traces. What are they looking for? The answer is DNA evidence. With the DNA traces left at the crime scene the criminal investigators are hoping to identify the perpetrator. How does such an analysis work? You will perform such a forensic DNA analysis with probes collected by yourself in the molecular biology laboratory.

CreativeScience Traunkirchen

Monday, 18th July 2016: 09:00 - 17:00
Sonja Bäumel: Creative Science at the International Academy Traunkirchen
Together with Sonja Bäumel, a renowned bio-artist with a strong background in design (www.sonjabaeumel.at), you will explore new ways to think about and work on classical technological and scientific challenges. You will be free of classical, conservative problem solving strategies and will have to discover your creative side to address questions from a completely different angle.

Lake Traunsee

Monday, 18th July 2016: 17:00 - 19:00
If the weather permits, feel free to go swimming in one of the prettiest and cleanest lakes in Austria. So be prepared and bring your bathing suit and a towel.

Synthetic Biology

Tuesday, 19th July 2016: 09:00 - 12:00
Manuel Selg: Synthetic Biology
In Synthetic Biology, the scientist becomes a creator. What is being created? In the laboratory, scientists create biological systems that do not occur in nature that are aimed at advancing our society. Is it ok for humans to create Nature and what are the implications of this technology on our everyday lives today and in the future?

Alumni: Ingrid Griesmayr

Tuesday, 19th July 2016: 14:30 - 16:00
Ingrid Griesmayr: The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria: A door opener for a colourful future in one’s business life
Originally, Ingrid Griesmayr intended to work in the field of hotel business and gastronomy and during vocational school she already started to work in this field. When experiencing her interest in technical subjects as well as economy, she decided to study at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Ingrid was one of the first graduates of the program ‘Innovation and Product Management’ founded in 2003. After graduation she worked at KTM Sportmotorcycles GmbH within the R&D department. At the company KEBA AG she was innovation manager in a completely new established department for technology and innovation management. The company KEBA AG is a medium-sized international niche player in the industrial electronic industry and the world-wide market leader for handheld operating devices for plants and machinery.Then she decided to return to university in order to do her PhD in economics and management at the Johannes Kepler University. At this time she conducted several consulting projects within the field of innovation management and marketing for different Austrian and German companies such as for the international steel group Voestalpine AG and at the same time started teaching at the university. Now, Ingrid is again working within a newly established position for ‘market intelligence’ at the company KEBA AG. In her presentation,DI(FH) Dr. Ingrid Griesmayr will speak about the rich variety of opportunities you have after graduating from the FH Upper Austria and what tasks and challenges her job ‘market intelligence’ involves.

Alumni: Michaela Keim

Tuesday, 19th July 2016: 16:00 - 17:30
Michaela Keim
In my presentation, I want to tell the story of my start-up company, CORE smartwork, how it was built up, and also about my personal development through the last few years while creating a completely new product and developing a new business in a new market. I want to talk about lessons learned, barriers, feelings of success and achievements concerning business and personal aspects.

Climbing in Practice

Tuesday, 19th July 2016: 20:00 - 22:00
In the climbing hall in Wels, you have the possibility to experience the force of gravity on you own body while hanging in the climbing wall, trying to find a way up to the finish of the climbing route – all this under the supervision of professional instructors of course.

Alumni: Franz Seher

Tuesday, 19th July 2016: 09:00 - 10:30
Franz Seher: Designing a Sustainable Job
How to transform a frustrating job situation into a satisfying and sustainable one within two years? The powerful role of design, innovation and sustainability as a game changer to become the designer of one's own life instead of being designed. Franz Seher, founder of holis market GmbH, an) organic and package-free supermarket system in Upper Austria (www.holis-market.at).

Alumni: Sandra Grafinger

Wednesday, 20th July 2016: 10:30 - 12:00
Sandra Grafinger
On the day on which she began her studies at the FH Upper Austria, Sandra Grafinger quickly brought her son Felix to the kindergarten. Forty-five minutes later she already was in the first lecture. Consistent - or sometimes semi-consistent - with her studies, family, friends and her child DI (FH) Sandra Grafinger successfully completed her studies of Innovation- and Product Management and graduated 2007. Afterwards she started her career at an electronics company. Her career steps began as Innovation Manager and continued as Multi-Project Manager, next to Head of R&D and CEO of a subsidiary in the field of LED lighting. 2014 then the change in an entirely new industry and back to the roots: Innovation Manger and Business Developer at Eternit, a fiber cement manufacturer for roof and façade products. Hear what tensions exist – especially for a woman – in the construction industry and how to manage an extra-occupational international MBA program.

Visit voestalpine

Wednesday, 20th July 2016: 12:00 - 18:00

Current Projects in Medical Technology

Thursday, 21st July 2016: 09:00 - 12:00
Andreas Schrempf, Hubert Egger, Thomas Haslwanter, Birgit Plochberger (Linz Campus): Current Projects in Medical Technology
Gain interesting insights in research projects from the Department of Medical Engineering, ranging from

  • Surgical Simulators
  • Concepts and Applications- Developing high-tech arm and leg prostheses for amputees
  • Signal processing, rehabilitation, and 3d movement recordings
  • Microscopy techniques and functional surfaces to study interactionsbetween single molecules

Ars Electronica Center in Linz

Thursday, 21st July 2016: 14:30 - 17:30
The Ars Electronica Center is the Museum of the Future – the place where all the diverse blends of artistic genres, scientific domains and technological directions are displayed and processed. Biotechnology and genetic engineering, neurology, robotics, prosthetics and media art are juxtaposed here on equal terms and form experimental arrays conducive to testing ways in which we might be interacting and communicating with our surroundings and other human beings in the very near future, and getting an impression of what these changes will mean for us and our society. For more information, visit their website www.aec.at.


Thursday, 21st July 2016: 17:30 - open end
30th International Street Art Festival in Linz (Pflasterspektakel)
For the 30th time the city centre of Linz will be the scene of international street performances. The Pflasterspektakel will take place from 21st to 23 July 2016, offering a variety of performing arts such as clownery, juggling and acrobatics, music of all range, dance, fire and aerial artistry, object and impro theatre. For more information, visit their website www.pflasterspektakel.at.

Discussion and Presentations

Friday, 22nd July 2016: 09:00 - 10:30
You will present your future scenarios from the projects that you have worked on to all the participants of the Summer Academy and other interested listeners.

Closing Ceremony

Friday, 22nd July 2016: 10:30 - 12:00
In this small graduation ceremony, we will look at some impressions from the Summer Academy and you will receive your Summer Academy Diplomas.