Researchers participate in the event International Week in Vienna

Mon 19 Jun 2023 11:47

Mikael Bäckström, Lars-Erik Rännar and Andrey Koptyug from the Sports Tech Research Center participated as Sweden's representatives in the annual International Week event that took place in the Austrian capital at the end of May.

Lars-Erik Rännar och Mikael Bäckström på promenad i Wien
Lars-Erik Rännar and Mikael Bäckström on the go during International Week in Vienna. Photo: Fabian Orner.

International Week has been organised by UAS Technikum Wien for a number of years now. The main purpose is to connect universities and collaborative partners in various research projects and educational programs. This year's meeting was attended by 46 participants from countries such as the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Mongolia, the USA, Brazil and Argentina.

Andrey Koptyug i samspråk med deltagare på International Week

Andrey Koptyug in conversation with other participants at International Week. Photo: Fabian Orner.


This year's event focused on sustainability aspects in both research and educational contexts, where the participants interacted through lectures and in smaller discussion groups. Lars-Erik Rännar talked about our new master's programme in additive manufacturing and Mikael Bäckström and Andrey Koptyug presented the research at Sports Tech Research Centre. Discussions regarding the collaboration with the Master by Research programme progressed, as did supervision and collaboration with our PhD student Otto Hofstätter, based in Vienna.

UAS Technikum Wien

International Week at UAS Technikum Wien. Photo: Fabian Orner.


The participation at the event is primarily about strengthening relations with UAS Technikum Wien and other stakeholders regarding cooperation issues in both research and educational provision, which goes hand in hand with Mid Sweden University’s overall internationalization work.

Read more about this year's International Week


The page was updated 6/19/2023