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Austrian universities slip in Shanghai rankings
Architecture students in Vienna. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Austrian universities slip in Shanghai rankings

The ranking of Austrian universities decreased slightly compared to last year's list published by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. READ  

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Where playing and learning go hand in hand
Playing with the parachute on the play floor. Photo: Gymboree Vienna

Where playing and learning go hand in hand

If you’re a parent in Vienna and are struggling to entertain your children over the summer, or dread rainy weather when the kids are stuck indoors all day - do not fear, you’re not alone. READ  

Snakes inspire kindergarten children
A grass snake. Photo: eofdreams

Snakes inspire kindergarten children

Children attending a kindergarten in Roggendorfgasse in Vienna’s Hernals district were horrified to discover snakes in the garden. However, the snakes are harmless and the teachers have cleverly turned the children’s natural fear into curiosity. READ  

Pig's head left on Islamic school site
An Islamic school. File photo: APA

Pig's head left on Islamic school site

A pig’s head has been left on the construction site of a planned Turkish Islamic high school in Vienna, in what is believed to be an Islamophobic attack. READ  

Call for more men to work in kindergartens
Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Kindergarten Cop. Photo: Virgin Media

Call for more men to work in kindergartens

Minister for Family Affairs Sophie Karmasin (ÖVP) has said she wants to attract more men to work in kindergartens. READ  

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Far-right school board candidate stirs debate
Maximilian Krauss. Photo: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Far-right school board candidate stirs debate

A 21-year-old far-right candidate for Vienna's school board, known for his verbal attacks on Turkish minorities, is sending shockwaves through politics in the Austrian capital. READ  

Strache calls to expel folk who won't integrate
HC Strache. Photo: APA (schneider)

Strache calls to expel folk who won't integrate

Heinz-Christian Strache, chief of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ), again called for separate school classes for foreigners to learn the German language. READ  

Krauss: 'Media reports are false'
Maximilian Krauss. Photo: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Krauss: 'Media reports are false'

Maximilian Krauss - the 21-year-old law student who has been controversially nominated for the post of Deputy President of Vienna's City School Board by the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has complained about the way the media has been portraying him. READ  

Austria risks losing out on overseas students
Vienna University. Photo: APA/Hochmuth

Austria risks losing out on overseas students

One in four university students in Vienna are foreigners, according to a new study, which also warns that the Austrian capital risks losing out to other European cities as it does too little to attract international students. READ  

12,600 vie for 1560 medical school places
Photo: APA/Georg Hochmuth

12,600 vie for 1560 medical school places

A new record has been set for applications to the three medical schools in Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck, as well as the new Medical Faculty at the University of Linz. READ  

Teens cautioned for 'sexting' images
A schoolgirl exposes her midriff. File photo: APA/BARBARA GINDL

Teens cautioned for 'sexting' images

A group of teenagers in Styria who circulated intimate photos of fellow students on mobile phones have received a warning in court, and some were assigned probation officers. READ  

Salzburg kindergarten teachers plan strike
The chairs will be empty in Salzburg's kindergartens if the strike goes ahead. Photo: Abhiney/Wikimedia

Salzburg kindergarten teachers plan strike

According to the ORF, kindergarten teachers in the city of Salzburg are planning a one-day strike for Wednesday, July 2nd. READ  

Kurz rejects plan for Turkish Islamic school
Sebastian Kurz. Photo: APA/DRAGAN TATIC

Kurz rejects plan for Turkish Islamic school

Foreign and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz has spoken out against plans to found a Turkish Islamic high school in Vienna-Simmering. He said the idea “is completely the wrong approach”. READ  

Strache against Turkish Matura
HC Strache. Photo: APA

Strache against Turkish Matura

The leader of the right-wing FPÖ party, Heinz-Christian Strache has said that he hopes a new, right-wing faction in the European Parliament will be formed no later than June 24th. READ  

Head teachers in favour of Turkish Matura
Classroom. Photo: APA

Head teachers in favour of Turkish Matura

Three quarters of high school (AHS) directors are in favour of introducing Turkish as a Matura exam subject, as well as a Turkish teaching diploma at Austrian universities. READ  

 
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