New Course: Digital Humanism

Following the successful Workshop on Digital Humanism with its Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism in April, there is a new course: Digital Humanism. In this course they refer to an approach that describes, analyzes, and, most importantly, influences the complex interplay of information technology and humankind, for a better society and life. Students will elaborate in groups different topics related to this term, which will then be presented and discussed in the lecture.

Lectures will be given on Wednesdays from 16:00 to 18:00 at the Zemanek lecture hall (at the Faculty of Informatics, Favoritenstr. 11), starting on Oct. 9 th .

More details and the registration are available at TISS: https://tiss.tuwien.ac.at/course/courseDetails.xhtml?dswid=2819&dsrid=542&courseNr=194072&semester=2019W

Together with this lecture there is also a lecture series on the topic with international
outstanding guest speakers. The talks are open to the public:

  • “Cui bono?”
    6 November 2019, 17:00 (EI 9 Hlawka HS)
    Susan J. Winter, Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced
    Study of Communities and Information at the University of Maryland, College of Information
    Studies
  • “Humanizing Technology through Arts”
    20 November 2019, 17:00 (EI 3 Sahulka HS)
    Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director of Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
  • “Living Digital Beings”
    18 December 2019, 17:00 (EI 3 Sahulka HS)
    Edward A. Lee, Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Electrical Engineering
    and Computer Sciences Department
  • “Digitaler Humanismus”
    8 January 2020, 17:00 (FH 8 Nöbauer HS)
    Julian Nida-Rümelin, Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and former
    German State Minister for Culture, Chair of Philosophy and Political Theory

News about the upcoming semester!

Dear Students,

we hope you had a pleasant summer vacation and are up to the challenges of the next semester!

Some topics we want to inform you about:

Web Engineering canceled!

The mandatory course Web Engineering will not be held during the upcoming semester. The following statement can be found on TISS:

“Please note: This course cannot be offered in WS 2019/20 and will be offered again in SS 2020.
Students, who might suffer a study delay, can complete the LVA 185.A01 2VU Object-oriented Programming Techniques in WS 2019/20 instead of the LVA 188.951 2VU Web Engineering. In case that these students have already passed Object-oriented Programming Techniques to fulfill the transfer rules for 8VU Algorithms and Datastructures, these students may choose any course of SPF/INT – Schwerpunkt Informationstechnologie or SPF/WIN – Schwerpunkt Wirtschaftsinformatik of the winter term 2019/20.”

Data Science – Number of mandatory Tracks

The number of mandatory specialization tracks (“Schlüsselbereiche”) was reduced from “at least three out of four tracks” to “at least two out of four” tracks. This implies less restrictions regarding the study plan. For further details check out the curricula, page 3. The changes are already decided by the study commission, yet are not visible yet.

VO / VU Private Law

Because of a wrong study plan assignment in TISS the course VO Private Law was part of the bachelor study plan Business Informatics. This course is not part of the stud plan. The course which is part of the study plan is VU Private Law. Everyone who already completed the VO course is allowed to use it instead of the VU. Regarding further questions please consult the dean of student affairs, Christian Huemer.

New specialization tracks – Bachelor Business Informatics!

New specialization tracks (domain information technology and Business and Economics) are available now.

Some examples are…

  • Functional Programming, Introduction to Visual Computing,
    Data and Information law – Exercises, …
  • Fundamentals of Work Science, Industrial Informationsystems, Investment and Finance 2, Advanced Macroeconomics, …

These courses are not present in the curricula, yet are decided by the study commission and therefore present in TISS.

Should any questions arise, please don’t hesitate to contact us via beratung@winf.at

Welcome to TU Wien!

Welcome to TU Wien! We from FS Winf want to enable you a pleasant start into your studies so that you’ll have a nice tima at TU Wien.

Come along on Fr, 27.9. 12:00-14:00 to meet other students and us and enjoy free waffles!

Soon we will publish our Freshers’ Tutorials on our website where you can get in touch with many other students from the faculty. Therefore, keep an eye on our E-Tut page winf.at/en/freshers-tutorials

Do you ask yourself who we are and what we do? You can find out more about that here.

THANK YOU for YOUR Vote!

THANK YOU for YOUR Vote!

Thanks to your vote our candidates got elected and we as a Student Union can continue to represent your opinion and interests!

We are pleased over the result and looking forward to the many projects we planned for you!

Here are the results in detail:

Gyenes Laszlo Mate: 121 votes
Kowarik Martin: 108 votes
Kroneder Michael: 124 votes
Orthmann Julian: 31 votes
Pratter Dennis: 28 votes
Singh Manpreet: 107 votes
Travnicek Tanja: 32 votes
Vales Jan: 24 votes
Zlatunic Ivana: 114 votes

On the university wide Student Union level we have reasons to celebrate as well! FACHSCHAFTSLISTE will keep their absolute majority and they are going to continue to solve the problems of all students studying at TU Wien by working at HTU.

You can find all results of the elections for the Study Representations and the university wide Student Union here (German only).

Save your Fachschaft!

If you don’t vote for our candidates during the ÖH Elections, our current Student Union may no longer exist in the future!

Dear student of Business Informatics or Data Science,

We have four counter-candidates of the Student Union for Informatics. Their slogan “One faculty means: one Student Union” questions our very existence.

To guarantee that we will further be able to offer our services to you, it’s important to vote for all 5 candidates of the Student Union for Business Informatics and Data Science in the upcoming ÖH Elections on 27 – 29 of May (you may vote for all 5 candidates). Our candidates are:

  • GYENES László
  • KOWARIK Martin
  • KRONEDER Michael
  • SINGH Manpreet
  • ZLATUNIĆ Ivana

Thanks to your vote, in the last two years we were able to offer you, amongst other things, the following:

  • IT-Talk
  • Company workshops
  • Freshers tutorials
  • Winfnachten
  • Advice in a variety of topics (start to study, Erasmus, transition rules, etc)
  • Contributions to the Curricula, to give you more freedom
  • and much more!

Your vote counts! Please vote! More information: https://www.winf.at/en/elections/

Best regards,
your Student Union for Business Informatics and Data Science

Visibility Week

The Invisibility week is finally, and it is followed by the Visibility Week. This means a lot of cool events!

  • Breakfast
    • at FS Winf
    • Tue, 14.05. 09:00-12:00
  • Waffles
    • courtyard Favoritenstraße 9
    • Wed, 15.05. 13:00-17:00
    • Thu, 16.05. 10:00-16:00
  • Flunkyball
    • courtyard Favoritenstraße 9
    • Thu, 16.05. ab 20:00

Invisibility week

This week is invisibility week for us! This means that the Fachschaft stays locked and all our services are cancelled for the next week.

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