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Acceptance and migration
The acceptance and migration project researches stereotypical patterns of thought and action which impact people with a migrant background. Conventional patterns of argument will be analysed in order to devise strategies for breaking down these stereotypes. The goal is to develop proposals for political education designed to foster social diversity and facilitate successful integration.
ADVANSE aims at promoting the modernization of financial management practices and income diversification strategies in higher education institutions (HEIs) at regional level, with a view to sustainably strengthen the higher education systems and maximize the social return on investment in higher education in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
Annenpost is the “hyper-local community blog” for Graz’s “Annenviertl” quarter. This area around the Annenstrasse, linking the city centre with the main railway station, is one of the city’s most diverse neighbourhoods. At www.annenpost.at, first and second semester Journalism and PR students write reports about urban life in this long underrated quarter.
AtLETyC – Athletes Learning Entrepreneurship
The project AtLETyC addresses one increasingly important issue that strikes elite Athletes: “What are my professional perspectives after my sports career?” The project provides educational training on Entrepreneurship at postsecondary (VET and tertiary) level to Athletes. After the participation in the AtLETyC training programme they will be better educated and will even be able to create new jobs.
The EU-funded project BizMOOC tackles the European challenge of enabling businesses, labour force and HEIs to increase their activities and exploitation (economies of scale) of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) potential. It focuses on work force & HEI-training and the acquisition of labour market key competences through applying new methodologies for online teaching & learning. This will be achieved by creating common standards & frameworks on MOOCs (“MOOC BOOK”) by integrating the experiences from Higher Education and the business world.
BMW AUTOMATED DRIVING 2030
For BMW, the following question is of importance: How can BMW’s brand values be experienced in an autonomous car, both in the exterior as well as in the interior? Of key importance in this context is that brand values are designed in a credible and recognizable way, as well as being attractive for the different target groups of BMW.
Today’s aircraft cabins do often not comply with the needs of persons with reduced mobility. Due to several regulations it is expectable that, just like railways already have, arrangements in air traffic will be set to improve accessibility in aircraft cabins. Cabin4All's target is to implement and evaluate measures, that provide an added value for affected persons but for all that being still efficient for airlines.
Contract study: Remodelling of the forecourt of the Sturm Liebenau Stadium
In the winter semester 2015/2016, students on the Master’s degree programme in Architecture focused on the remodelling of the stadium forecourt in Graz-Liebenau in their “Open Space Planning” and “Building Design” courses. Comprehensive concepts were developed as part of a competition with a view to increasing the amount of time spent by football fans on the forecourt both before and after a match as well as making the forecourt more attractive in general terms.