Studying in Corona times

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Tuomas Berg against the wintry backdrop of Lake Hallstatt.

Although the entire year was "tough" for everyone due to the Corona pandemic, the online daily university activities worked surprisingly well, the two Finns tell us. And even without student events, they were able to make many new international friends and had the opportunity to travel around Austria and to visit its sights.

Since most field trips were cancelled due to the pandemic, Berg and Barck found the on-site laboratory exercises the most interesting during their study visit: "Thanks to the extensive equipment at Energybase, we were able to gain many new experiences."

The Finnish students were particularly impressed by the culture, history and sights that Austria has to offer. What also excites them is that "everything from vineyards to mountains can be reached within a few hours. If you ever need a change of scenery from the city to the countryside, it's really easy and quick." In any case, in addition to their excursions to Hallstatt and Linz, the two will especially remember their many newfound friends.