Fachschaft, what’s that?

Definition

The term “Fachschaft” stands for Student Union in German speaking countries and is mainly used at technical universities. “Wirtschaftsinformatik” is German for Business Informatics.

Therefore, we, Fachschaft Wirtschaftsinformatik und Data Science, aka FS Winf or sometimes just Winf, are the offical representation of all students studying Business Informatics or Data Science at TU Wien.

Tasks

Our official tasks are:

  • the legal representation of the interests of all Business Informatics and Data Science students at TU Wien
  • advice and support for all kinda uni related topics for students and people who want to start to study
  • organisation of events (parties (Festl), breakfasts (Frühstücke), workshops, talks etc.)
  • committe work in several kinds of committies (Study Commission, Faculty Council etc.)

But because we love you and we enjoy working for you, we offer many other services for you apart from our official tasks! You can explore all our services in the “Services” tab on this homepage.

Members

People who feel part of the Fachschaft sometimes refer to themselves as “Fachschaftler”. It is importnt to mention that anyone who’s interested in joining can do that. Yes, even YOU! You can find the many different tasks our members are in charge of here. All of our members work voluntarily and have a lot of fun while doint it!

You have an idea you want to realize with us? We would love to hear about that! Come to one of our FS-Meetings or just drop by during our opening times.

Keep in mind that you don’t need any previous knowledge but just motivation! 😉 We’ll teach you everything a Fachschaftler needs to know.

DON’T BE SHY. Just come along! 😉

Fachschafts-Meetings

We have regular FS-Meetings were we talk about all kinds of topics related to the studies and to discuss how we are going to accomplish our tasks and plan our events.

You’ve got an idea you want to realize with us? Or you want to become a member? Maybe you just want to listen to the discussions or even give your opinion. In any way – we welcome you to come along! You can see when the next FS-Meeting will take place in our calendar.

Keep in mind that the meetings are hold in German but we are ready to switch the language in case you don’t understand enough.

Rooms and budget

If somebody talks about “the Fachschaft” the person would usually refer to our rooms. They are provided to us from HTU, (Hochschülerinnen- und Hochschülerschaft an der TU Wien or the Student Union of TU Wien), in order to enable us to offer our services.

Furthermore, HTU provdides us with a budget that we can use to buy stuff and offer events for you (like free coffee, free breakfasts, Freshers’ events etc.). The budget partly consists of the national Student Union fee every student of Business Informatics and Data Science student pays.