We try to coordinate several different monthly meet-ups, seminar retreats every semester and are hoping to start some welcome events for new students soon. Most of these events are coordinated more directly via Signal groups: send us an email to get the details.

Weekly Meet-ups

Running Group

The running group meets on weekends at the Donauinsel for runs, either in the morning or evening depending on the temperature. Coordinated via Signal group.

Monthly Meet-ups

Monthly Stammtisch (Pub Night)

We meet for a monthly pub night the second Wednesday of every month from 18:30 on, usually near Schottentor. This is a casual chance to meet your fellow PhD Students & Reps, as well as bring up any topics you think we should know about.

Hiking Group

A group of PhD students is hiking all the city of Vienna’s hiking trails (Stadtwanderwege) together on Sundays. Coordinated via Signal group.

Bouldering Group

A chance to meet up with other PhD students who enjoy bouldering and are looking for buddies. Coordinated via Signal group.

Scientists for Inclusion Journal Club

This club was started by VDS-Physics students to read papers about inclusion and diversity-related topics, but is open to any interested PhD or MSc students. Coordinated via mailing list.

Seminar Retreats

Roughly twice per year, we organise a weekend away in Lower Austria to discuss important topics, have website hackathons and get to know each other. Some fun – sauna, hiking, bowling is also involved 🙂 We announce these retreats in advance via our newsletter.