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Museum seeks moon rock crowd funding
Meteorite researcher and museum curator Ludovic Ferrière. Photo: CEN/NHM Wien, Kurt Kracher

Museum seeks moon rock crowd funding

The Natural History Museum in Vienna has turned to crowdfunding to buy a lunar meteorite with the idea that everyone can own a little bit of the moon. READ  

School magazine linked to porn quiz
The cover of the magazine.

School magazine linked to porn quiz

The publishers of a student magazine that was distributed to children as young as ten in Baden are in trouble after it was found to feature provocative images of half-naked girls and a link to an Internet quiz containing pornographic content. READ  

Male kindergarten teachers 'bring benefits'
Photo: APA

Male kindergarten teachers 'bring benefits'

Only between one and two percent of kindergarten teachers are male in Austria - despite the fact that male teachers bring many benefits, according to a leading education expert. READ  

Students' Union protests against fraternities
Fraternity members outside Vienna University. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Students' Union protests against fraternities

Vienna University Students' Union has announced that it will start holding a regular protest rally against the weekly ‘Burschibummel’ - a ritual in which right-wing student fraternity members meet up in front of the university dressed in their traditional outfits. READ  

Saudi school 'teaching anti-Semitism'
The street where the school is located in Vienna's 3rd district. Photo: Peter Gugerell

Saudi school 'teaching anti-Semitism'

Vienna’s Saudi School - a private school for Islamic immigrants from Saudi Arabia and the Middle East - is under review by the city council after allegations that it is teaching conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism. READ  

The ski school churning out champions
Photo: Skigymnasium Stams

The ski school churning out champions

Many of the world's top skiers have walked its halls and at this year's Olympics, its alumni swept 12 medals - for nearly half a century the ski school in Stams, Austria has been producing champions like a factory. READ  

Austria improves in English language skills
Sprechen Sie Englisch? Photo: APA/epa

Austria improves in English language skills

Austria has increased its position in the world rankings as a global leader in English language proficiency, according to a report released this week. READ  

Right-wing demo against planned Islamic school
The site of the planned school. Photo: Heinz Titz

Right-wing demo against planned Islamic school

The right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) will hold a protest at the site of a planned Islamic high school in Simmering, Vienna on Thursday evening. READ  

Majority of Austrian women support abortion
Abortion is no longer taboo in Austria. Photo: APA (Pfarrhofer)

Majority of Austrian women support abortion

A new survey of 1,000 Austrians shows that nearly three quarters agree that public hospitals in all Austrian provinces should be permitted to perform abortions. READ  

Students' Union wants fraternity costume ban
Fraternity members at a gathering in Vienna. Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Students' Union wants fraternity costume ban

The Austrian Students’ Union at the University of Vienna has called for a ban on members of right-wing student fraternities (Burschenschaften) wearing their traditional hats and chest bands on university grounds and at university events. READ  

Boy (16) sues Austria for school bullying
The Bundesgymnasium Gallus school. Photo: BG-Gallus

Boy (16) sues Austria for school bullying

A 16-year-old is suing the Republic of Austria for €21,000 because he said that the state school he attended in Vorarlberg failed to stop bullies mobbing him. It is the first civil case of this kind in Austria. READ  

University revokes Nazi's honorary doctorate
Eduard Paul Tratz. Photo: United States National Archives

University revokes Nazi's honorary doctorate

The University of Salzburg has, for the first time, revoked an honorary doctorate - one given to Austrian zoologist Eduard Paul Tratz, because of his Nazi past. READ  

University diversity image backfires
Photo: Uni Wien website

University diversity image backfires

An attempt by the University of Vienna to promote its viability as part of the Erasmus student exchange program, and to highlight its diversity backfired when one of the students depicted in a promotional image revealed he is a native born Austrian. READ  

Trainee priests housed in containers
Plain but cosy. Photo: Hochschule Benedikt XVI. Heiligenkreuz/Susanne Hammerle

Trainee priests housed in containers

So many men are eager to prepare for the priesthood at Heiligenkreuz Abbey in Lower Austria that they are having to be housed in temporary blue container units in the garden. READ  

Austrian primary school bans yoga
Children in India practising yoga. Photo: APA/Sanjeev Gupta

Austrian primary school bans yoga

A primary school in the town of Dechantskirchen in Styria has banned yoga from gym classes after a mother of one of the students protested against it for religious reasons. READ  

 
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