CUAS Exchange Students

Since 2009 we have welcomed a number students from the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Austria who have joined us to undertake an internship as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

Through practical experiences, the academic exchange programme aims to strengthen skills and enhance the understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a public health practitioner. Led by the Centre's Deputy Director, Elizabeth Dubois, this valuable collaboration provides practical learning opportunities to students while helping them develop awareness and the value of public health.

Interns work on placements specific to their study needs. They also have the opportunity to take part in the various seminars and other activities of the Department and wider university.

2012 - Tibor Zajki-Zechmeister

Tibor began a four-month internship in February. He is an undergraduate at CUAS's School of Medical Information Technology, where he is majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Tibor is working on a number of different projects, both within the WHOCC and with Dr Dylan Banks in the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology

2011 - Hannes Linke and Pierre Schaschl

Pierre and Hanneswere both students in Engineering, with an emphasis on Medical Informatics. They worked on projects with the WHOCC and with the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology. These included developing an iPhone app to help people suffering from sickle cell disease, working on the SNP-DNA-Database with web interface (WiNorm) project, and revamping the WHOCC website.

2011 - Healthcare Management Study Tour

A group of students from the Healthcare Management department visited the UK to learn about the National Health Service and the work we are doing at Imperial. The students visited local primary and tertiary care settings, including palliative care services and an elderly care home. Palliative Care Consultant, Dr Catherine Urch, met with the group to explain how chronic disease and long-term care management is delivered in England.

2010 - Johannes Seidl

Johannes was a Health Care Management student at CUAS. During his time in London, he collaborated on projects with CLARHC. He also undertook a placement at a local GP surgery. Johannes also jointly worked on a poster presentation to the Health Protection Agency conference.

2007 - teaching in Austria

Salman Rawaf and Elizabeth Dubois visited the Feldkirchen campus to meet with students.