Category Archives: completed projects

12Mar/18

EXCHANGES

EXCHANGES

Freight, logistics and the gender perspective.

Until a product reaches its destination, a range of actors are involved: This includes freight forwarder, hauliers, terminal and infrastructure operators, transport companies as well as drivers. These sectors interact with each other in various ways. However, in all sectors – which also includes accompanying scientific research – women are underrepresented.

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09Mar/18

Urban Cool Down

Urban Cool Down

The objective of the project “Urban Cool Down“ is to define new ways, how a comprehensive cooling can be achieved and how an overheating of urban places can be countered. In two case studies the town Wolkersdorf in Lower Austria and the 18th district of Vienna are to prove the cooling effect by landscape planning and open space planning measures in the combination with innovative cooling technology.

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08Mar/18

People with dementia in public transport

People with dementia in public transport

The project addresses the question, which specific effects dementia has on the affected people´s mobility outside of their home. The narrative collection of experiences and stories of different occupational groups of public transport enterprises as well as of relatives of people with dementia provide a central contribution to answer the research question.

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08Mar/18

Sustainable Professions on the Labour Market. Status quo, estimates and perspectives

Sustainable Professions on the Labour Market. Status quo, estimates and perspectives

The project “Sustainable Professions on the Labour Market” deals with requirements of the labour market and the knowledge background, competences and skills of graduates of environment-related educations.

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07Mar/18

MicroSCHOOLclimate – bioclimatic approaches from bioengineering and vegetation technologies for convenient learning spaces in Vienna and Lower Austria.

MicroSCHOOLclimate

– bioclimatic approaches from bioengineering and vegetation technologies for convenient learning spaces in Vienna and Lower Austria.

The topic of the project “MicroSCHOOLclimate” is future-oriented and deals with the microclimate of learning spaces in urban and in rural areas. The term microclimate describes climatic conditions which effect humans directly.

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07Mar/18

Environmental Professions – Insights into the world of environmental- and technological-oriented R&D-professions

Environmental Professions – Insights into the world of environmental- and technological-oriented R&D-professions

Nowadays it is difficult to motivate and inspire children and adolescents for applied research. Within the project “Environmental Professions” kindergartners and pupils of all school levels are introduced into study programs and possible occupational profiles of the University of Life Sciences Vienna in order to raise their interest in research, technologies and innovation.

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21Aug/15

Going my own way

Going my own way.

We carried out a case study, titled “The situation of independent women engineers in Austria”, that deals with the issue of independent work by women in the technical-engineering field. The survey commissioned by FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) approaches the situation of independent female engineers in Austria from various angles. This included questions on the engineers’ specific areas of activity, their everyday work, as well as their specific experiences in starting up businesses and motives for doing so.

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21Aug/15

Gender into Teaching – Vienna University of Technology

Gender into Teaching

Gender into Teaching was the first project in Austria to develop strategies, how to implement gender topics into two fields, physics and electrical GiL_Gender in die Lehreengineering at a Technical University. The faculties’ motivation to participate is to increase the number of female study beginners (number of female students: electrical engineering: 7%, physics: 15%) as well as to change their public image, which they feel is negatively connoted and biased in favour of men. The total number of beginners is decreasing. One possible reason for this is the recent rise of so called Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) which offer more focussed and shorter programs of study for various engineering fields.

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