St. Pölten UAS takes its responsibility to society seriously and orientates itself towards the international concepts of the "Engaged and Entrepreneurial Universities". People are the focal point of all activities of the UAS.
The University of Applied Sciences disseminates knowledge beyond the borders of the respective disciplines. We pass on our findings in various formats to showcase that sound knowledge is worthwhile and relevant for everyone.
The Researchers' Night - the Europe-wide "Night of Science" - is funded as part of the European Commission‘s Research Framework Programme. It invites visitors of different ages and professions to take part and introduces them to current research projects and the researchers behind them in an innovative, informative and entertaining way. The European Researchers' Night thus underlines the role of research, development and innovation in European society.
For many years now research has ‚left the ivory tower‘, and inspired young and old at the ‚Lange Nacht der Forschung‘. At this largest domestic research event, researchers present their activities to a broad public.The Long Night of Research is an initiative to promote awareness of research and development in Austria.
To inspire pupils for research, to make science accessible and comprehensible and to combat stereotypes and reservations about science as a profession - that is the declared aim of initiatives such as Science Day and Science Goes School, in which the St. Pölten UAS participates.
St. Pölten UAS participates in the program Science goes School of NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H. (NFB) which aims to interest and inspire students in science and research. Pupils are given the opportunity to engage with science and research through lectures, presentations, discussions and hands-on projects on current research topics.
Since 2007, this one-day education event for senior citizens has been held with great success at the Lower Austrian universities of applied sciences in cooperation with the senior citizens' department of the province. So far, around 1,500 senior citizens have taken part.
We offer workshops on exciting topics at the St. Pölten UAS for school classes. You can have an individual program put together with one or more workshops and spend an informative morning and/or afternoon with us at the University of Applied Sciences.
- Target group: Students of the AHS-Oberstufen and BHS
- Duration: Depending on the workshop between one and three hour(s)
- Costs: None
- Guided tours: Campus and library tours available on request
In summer 2018 the first Young Campus took place at the St. Pölten UAS. During a four-day future festival, young people could get a taste of university: Small groups worked in workshops and laboratories on projects in areas ranging from IT security to the theatre of the future.
St. Pölten UAS engages actively in networks, platforms and cooperations to promote science communication. Among these platforms are the Austrian ScienceCenter network and the Open Glam Cultural Hackathon.
For 2.5 days, participants of this Hackathon are invited to experiment with data of our cultural heritage, to develop projects, to design concepts and to develop prototypes. They are supported by technical and scientific mentors from the partner organisations in developing and implementing strategies that will influence the future of the art and cultural landscape based on data from the field of art and culture. Participation is free of charge. The projects are presented at the end of the events.
The Austrian Science Center-Netzwerk aims to contribute to solving the challenges and needs of our time by making science understandable, accessible and useful for all people. So-called science center activities are intended to make science and technology accessible to the public. The activities combine practice, research, networking and transfer. St. Pölten UAS is a partner in this network.