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UNIVERSITY SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS (small pitch football) in Salzburg

Seven USI´s from all corners of austria fought for the championship title

The finest ball magic in Salzburg was the order of the day on the Solstice weekend 2024, with perfect football weather. Five women's and seven men's teams from the USI campuses in Vienna, Graz, Leoben, Klagenfurt, Linz, Innsbruck and Salzburg met at the University & Provincial Sports Centre (ULSZ) in Rif to compete for the coveted Unisport Austria Champion trophy.

The match was played on a small-sided football pitch with 6 outfield players and 1 goalkeeper, with 3 substitutes allowed per team according to the rules and a playing time of 20 minutes per match.

In both the women's and men's competitions, all teams played against each other once in the preliminary round. In the final round, the 4 best teams then played the semi-finals, the match for third place and the final. In addition, there was a relegation match between the women's preliminary round and the final round, in which the fifth and fourth-placed teams competed for a place in the semi-finals.

In the women's final, the USI Graz 1 team prevailed against the USI Vienna team in a penalty shoot-out. Third place went to Innsbruck ahead of Graz 2, while fifth place went to the Salzburg women's team.

In the men's final, Linz beat Salzburg 1:0, with Graz taking third place ahead of Vienna. The other places: Innsbruck (5th), Klagenfurt (6th), Leoben (7th)

We would like to thank the team from the ULSZ Rif for the great cooperation in the preparation and realisation, the team from Deck 12 for the culinary delights, the referees from the Salzburg Football Association for the professional match management, the Salzburg Red Cross for the medical support and Johannes Kopf for the fantastic pictures.


Small Field Soccer Tournament /// SS2024

Victory for "Montana Kebap Yallashoot"

In this year's summer semester, 8 teams once again did the honours and competed over 3 days for the title of Leoben Academic Champion.

In Group A, consisting of the teams VDSt Leoben, Montana Kebap Yallashoot, FC Caterpillarshrub and FC Upcycling United, there were no big surprises when it came to advancing to the final.
In the fiercely contested Group B (Running Dads, Lions d'Atlas, Käfig Club Aydin & AS Pirin), the teams Lions d'Atlas and AS Pirin qualified for the final.
As the lucky loser aka best third, VDSt qualified for the last ticket to the final with 4 points from the preliminary round.

The final group was therefore: Montana Kebap Yallashoot, Lions d'Atlas, FC Caterpillarshrub, AS Pirin & VDSt Leoben

At the end of the day, the team ‘Montana Kebap Yallashoot’ was finally able to claim the title, relegating ‘Lions d'Atlas’ to second place and the favourites ‘FC Caterpillarshrub’ to third place.

The USI would like to thank all the players, referee Walter Kopper and our colleagues from Tivoli Leoben for a fantastic three days of tournament action!

We are already looking forward to next year!

Here you can find the results from the finals

All austrian USI´s fought for the title

Every year... the best beach volleyball players from the Austrian universities meet in Klagenfurt and compete for the title at the Unisport Austria Championships (UAM). For the first time this year, the colleagues from USI Klagenfurt managed to attract teams from all USIs to the sand. A total of 32 teams from 8 USI's (Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Krems & Leoben) competed on 29+30 May 2024.

The Montanuni Leoben was represented by our graduate Verena Melcher and her partner Martina König, but unfortunately they were unable to compete for victory. Nevertheless, the titles went to Styria. A team from USI Graz took first place in both the women's and men's categories.

We would like to thank the organisers from Klagenfurt and all participants for a successful tournament and look forward to next year!

ALL INFO ON https://www.unisport-austria.at/events/281/

Here is a small selection of snapshots:

Great atmosphere and top performaces in Leoben

"Running for those who can´t"

This is the motto of the "Wings for Life Run", which was organised globally for the 11th time this year in aid of spinal cord research. And the Montanuni was in the thick of it instead of just being there! Because for the first time ever, our team from the University organized an so called "App Run" for this event. And this one was really impressive! Good 200 runners followed our call and approached top motivated the startline. Besides the great sporting performances, the Montanuni Leoben Team impressed with a massive 113 active starters! The result was a total distance covered of 1.500km, which got us the 55th place GLOBALLY! An impressive performance, which we aim to improve in the next year ;-)

We want to say THANK YOU to all runners who made this event into a running-festival!

Also thanks to our partners and supporters: Radio Grün Weiß, Omni Power, Asia Hotel und Spa Leoben und dem LE-Lauf (registration is open)

Here a couple of pics from the event:

#MUL radelt zur Arbeit

Cyclists beware

It's almost time!

In May and June, we will be cycling to work again! More information will follow shortly!

In advance, here is the link to register or reactivate your existing account. #steiermarkradelt


To make sure your bike is fit, there will again be a free "bike wrenching campaign" at our university this year.

Date: 29.04. from 09.00 a.m. at the entrance/mensa.

New at USI - Golf on one of the most beautiful courses in Austria

Are you on your way to becoming a golf pro? Are you looking for balance and exercise in the fantastic landscape around Leoben?
We now have several offers centred around the fascinating sport of golf!

  • Golf-taster course
  • Golf-course maturity
  • Golf 5-er oder 10er Blöcke without bembership 

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