IST Austria offers a variety of opportunities a lot of outstanding opportunities to meet new people, to learn something new and enjoy some quality spare time.
Student Life at IST Austria
Getting involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, subject-based student groups and social clubs or volunteering are great ways to meet new people and develop your skills and knowledge.
Indoor and outdoor sport facilities will make it easy for you to stay in good shape.
Sport facilities include:
- Outdoor multi-use courts (soccer, volleyball, badminton, etc.)
- Fitness suite
- Tennis court (the local tennis club OBSV Maria Gugging is located on campus)
Ping-pong tables and table soccer tables can be found in several shared areas of the campus.
More about sport facilities.
There are a lot of outstanding opportunities to meet new people, to learn something new and enjoy some quality spare time.
Examples of social groups and activities include:
- IST Sustainability group
- Photography club
- Running group
- IST Austria choir and charity concert
- Arts club
- Cycling group
- IST family group
- Salsa on campus
- Board game nights
- Institute-wide events: retreat, BBQ, Winter Bash
Highlight: IST Sustainability Group
The IST Sustainability Group is composed of students, researchers and staff whose aim is to raise awareness about climate change and other environmental issues, exchange knowledge and ideas, and promote sustainability at the individual and collective level. The group has weekly meetings. Individual time commitment and project choice is very flexible! If you are interested, sign up to the Sustainability Group mailing list (https://icp.ist.ac.at/manage/mailinglists/dashboard); for questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about social life at IST Austria.
Graduate Student Association
You can also get involved in IST’s vibrant Graduate Students community by joining the Graduate Student Association (GSA).
The GSA promotes communication between students and fosters a dynamic campus environment. The GSA also serves as an interface between all graduate students and the IST Austria faculty and administration.
More about the GSA.