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ÖH – Elections

From Tuesday, 16th of May 2017 to Thursday 18th of May 2017 you will have the opportunity to elect your student representatives. You will get at least three ballot cards:

  •  One for each student program representation.
    You can vote for 1 to 5 people, except  the geodesy programs, where you can vote for up to 3 people. Biomedical Engineering Students vote for the same student-representatives as Physics Students (Technische Physik)
  • One for your University representation (HTU), you can vote for one fraction.
  •  One for your federal level representation, you can also vote for one fraction.The voting booths are open:
    on Tuesday, 16th of May 2017: 10:00-19:00
    on Wednesday, 17th of May 2017: 09:00-19:00
    on Thursday, 18th of May 2017: 08:00-14:00

    You may find further information on how and where to vote at Short-term changes will be announced also on Facebook ( and Twitter (

    For more information about the elections and reasons to vote check the current issue of the you have at home. All degree programme non-degree programme students have the active and passive electoral right, when they have paid their students’ union (ÖH) fee by the deadline, which was the 28th of March.

    Often the words “Studienvertretung”, and “Fachschaft” be equated with each other at the TU Vienna, but there are the following differences:
    * The “Studienvertretung”  is a representative body of law  while the “Fachschaft”  is a voluntary association of dedicated students.
    * The members of the “Studienvertretung” are elected by people choice (see above) for a term of office of two years, while in the “Fachschaft” all can participate according to their interests and obligated
    * Due to this structure it is possible  that you can get more offers and support as this  legal obligated advice.
    * Currently all student program representatives are members of so called “Fachschaften”.


(- thanks to the HTU- chairpersons for this text!)

Disability Talent, Firmenshuttle, MedTec Summer Academy, HTU-Tanzen

Some more things you might find interesting:

  • A talent programme for students with disabilites:
  • Want to see companies from the inside? The next round of “IAESTE Firmenshuttle” starts! More information here here
  • MedTec Summer academy  – meet people from companies, work on problems in the field of medical engineering more information:
  • There’s a goup of students who meet regularly to practice ballroom dancing, everyone is welcome to join! No partners or special dance skills are required . They meet every Wednesday at 7pm or sometimes 8pm, at Zeichensaal 15, located on the third floor of the main building (AA 03 48).

Careers in Biomedical Engineering – Get to know the speakers!

Some of our speakers already gave a short description of what they are doing! (Don’t worry about the German, the talks will be in English, if needed)

DI Amon Bhatia
Firma: Agfa HealthCare GmbH
Position: Product Architect A
Aufgabe: Technischer Verantwortlicher für das Modul ORBIS ICU-Manager
Schwerpunkt: Mathematical & Computational Biology

DI Katja Haslinger
Firma: Biotronik Vertriebs GmbH
Position: Product Specialist Cardiac Rhythm Management
Aufgabe: Technische Assistenz bei Implantation von PM (pace makers) Herzschrittmacher und ICDs, Nachsorge von PM und ICDs, technischer Support bei Cardiac Electro Physiology
Schwerpunkt: Biomechanics and Biomaterials

DI Konstanze Krommer
Firma: ACMIT Gmbh
Position: Usability Engineer
Aufgabe: Begleitung verschiedenster Entwicklungsprojekte (Medizinprodukte) bezüglich Usability (regulatorische Anforderungen für die CE Kennzeichnung bzw. FDA Zulassung und darüber hinaus), Usability Tests in simulierter Umgebung oder on-site
Schwerpunkt: Biomedical Signals & Instrumentation

DI Michaela Lehner
Firma: Agfa HealthCare GmbH
Position: Verification & Validation Engineer
Aufgabe: Software testen (manuell und automatisch)
Schwerpunkt: Mathematical & Computational Biology

DI Raphael Maria Mayer
Firma: Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH
Position: HW Control & Interface Technologies – Embedded Software Engineer
Aufgabe: – development of an IMU for upper and lower limb mechatronic prosthesis (technology research and product development)
– IP Expert – IMUs
– gait phase detection via strapdown IMU on shank or thigh for drop foot stimulation (research)
– technological assistant for master thesis students
Schwerpunkt: Biomedical Signals & Instrumentation

DI Thomas Steininger
Firma: Universitätsklinikum Krems – Abteilung für Strahlentherapie – Radioonkologie
Position: Medizinphysiker
Aufgabe: Einführung neuer Techniken, Bestrahlungsplanung, QA der Geräte,…

Student Symposium “Mind the App”

“Applications that bridge biology and technology”; organized by Phd-students of the Vienna Biocenter.

“This is an interdisciplinary conference involving 15 international scientists who have unconventionally applied technology to basic research or conceived an innovative application from a scientific finding. Topics include “Molecular Toolbox”, “Bioengineering Medicine”, “Manipulating the Code” and “Shaping Ecosystems”.”

November 3th and 4th, registration is free.
more information here