#oeh15: elections of the students' representative bodies

Posted on 08.05.2015

Every two years students in Austria elect their representative bodies. This year elections are taking place on Tuesday, May 19th 10:00-18:00h, Wednesday, May 20th 09:00-19:00 h and Thursday, May 21st 08:00-15:00 h. The polling station for students of the Faculty of Informatics is located at Prechtlsaal (location plan at wegweiser.ac.at).

Who can vote?

All students who

  • are approved to study/continue their study
  • are permitted to study due to indenture
  • AND have paid their students’ union (ÖH) fee by the deadline which was on March 30th

have the right to cast their votes. This even includes exchange students (e.g. Erasmus programme students)!

Which bodies can you vote for?

Student representation takes place on 4 levels of which you can cast a ballot for at the election on 3 of them. These are:

  • _the student representatives (Studienvertreter*innen)._ Here you can cast your vote for up to 5 persons. The elected people will be your representatives at the Faculty of Informatics, e.g. deciding on changes on the Curricula.
  • the representatives on university level (in our case HTU). This part is a vote by list. Work at HTU includes for example the departments for Culture, Sports, Students from Abroad. Also representatives at this level can influence the University as a whole.
  • the representatives on the federal level (ÖH Bundesvertretung). This, too is a vote by list. ÖH Bundesvertretung works together with the Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, e.g. on the federal budget for all universities in Austria.

The 4th level - “Fakultätsvertretung” consists of students selected by the student representatives for Informatics, Business Informatics and Informatics Teacher Training (Lehramt).

Information in other languages

The federal representative body has compiled brochures containing the most important information regarding the elections also in Turkish, Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian and Slovenian. The brochures can be downloaded at the website of ÖH Bundesvertretung.