August 27, 2013

Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Paul H. Brunner

Today in conversation with Prof. Paul H. Brunner (Vienna University of Technology), Faculty Member

What do you think is special about the ETIA master program?
Where else do you get and in depth education in social sciences AND technical/engineering sciences in the field of environmental protection? And which other master program attracts such a diverse group of students from all over the world and from so many disciplines?

What are the key aspects of your lecture?

I emphasize a systems approach: Understanding how the system „Anthroposphere“ works enables students to draw proper conclusions, to set the right priorities, and to take effective measures in the fields of waste management, resource management, and environmental protection.

How is the contact with the students? And what are the differences to students of regular study programs?
Classes are held in an interactive atmosphere, with faculty and students in close contact. Due to the excellent student to teacher ratio, students get a more personalized education than in any of the other regular master programs with large volumes of students.

What do you think are the prospects of ETIA graduates on the (international) labor market?
ETIA graduates are well equipped with skills, knowledge, and expertise that are asked for by the labor market. In addition, teachers provide their large networks to facilitate the search for a job in today´s difficult labor market.

Women and Technology – which advices could you give interested females?
ETIA is a real contribution to increase the representation of women in science and engineering. And it is good to know that usually the most outstanding ETIA student is a female!

(Interview on August 22, 2013)

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