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TU Graz celebrates “100 years of women’s studies” at technical universities

Graz University of Technology is celebrating the anniversary with a celebration on May 10th followed by the opening of the exhibition.

The show in the foyer of the Alte Technik provides insights into the lives of women at Graz University of Technology from 1919 to the present. Original documents as well as historical images and biographies of “pioneers” of women’s studies and teaching at Graz University of Technology will be presented. The exhibition also provides information about the activities with which TU Graz wants to increase the proportion of women in technology. These include, for example, professorships, career management programs or measures for the compatibility of family and work, but also initiatives such as the “T3UG-Ferialjobs‘ and the project ‘FIT – women in technology” such as “CoMaed“-Workshops and scholarship programs designed to motivate schoolchildren and young women to pursue a scientific and technical education and a technical career.

The festive ceremony will take place in the run-up to the opening of the exhibition at 4:30 p.m. in the Graz University of Technology auditorium. The event will focus on exciting lectures by Juliane Mikoletzky (Archive of the TU Vienna), Sabine Herlitschka (Chairwoman of the Board of Infineon Technologies Austria AG) and TU Graz Vice Rector Claudia von der Linden as well as personal career reports by Cornelia Kawann, Head of the Market Surveillance Section at the Eidgenössische Electricity Commission ElCom and TU Graz science star Johanna Pirker.

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Participation in the celebration is open to the public. For organizational reasons, registration is requested at partn[email protected] Anyone who does not make it to the opening of the exhibition on May 10th has until May 31st to make up for it.

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Time: Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m
Ort: Auditorium of Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz
registration requested at:[email protected]

exhibition 100 years of women’s studies at Graz University of Technology
Opening: May 10, 2019, 7 p.m
Duration: May 10-31, 2019
Ort: Foyer of the Alte Technik in the basement

Related Links:
Press release on the anniversary activities
TU Graz news article with the biographies of the first TU Graz graduate, the first teachers and the first mechanical engineering graduate.
Magazine TU Graz people (Issue 2019/01) with a focus on “100 years of women’s studies at Graz University of Technology
Details of the celebration on the Website of alumniTU Graz 1887.

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