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#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 

Zu den Kursen

Report and results

On Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 19 chess enthusiasts met to crown the University of Leoben's speed chess champion.  This year's venue was once again the lecture theatre for mechanical engineering, which is ideally suited for this. In each game, both players had 20 minutes to think. This is what characterises rapid chess: you have to mate your opponent's king in the time available, otherwise the game would be lost.

The University Sports Institute once again supported the participants by providing drinks as well as Uni Sport medals and other prizes. Richard Mocnik from the USI characterised the event with his friendly welcome at the beginning.

The favourite of the tournament prevailed after more than three hours of play. Dr Georg Reiss won his first four games and could afford to concede a draw in the final round against DI Eliza Truszkiewicz. He thus won his first unit title in chess! Although the tournament's only chess amazon had to cope with a defeat in the first round, she fought her way back to the top of the field at the end and made it onto the podium with a draw against the tournament winner. The performance of Bartosz Sobolewski from the Department of Mathematics was surprising, as he won four games and only suffered one defeat against the tournament winner. This means a silver medal for him

The Montanuniversität tournament is also available on the largest results server in the chess world - Chess-Results.com. The results of the rounds can be viewed at any time under the link...

For all those who like to play chess regularly, there is not only the Internet with its numerous game forums, but also the Leoben Gösser Bräu. The Leoben Chess Club meets here every Thursday from 6.30 p.m. and games can be played informally against partners of different levels.

Manfred Mussnig, Tournament organiser


there are still places left

Enrolment for the summer semester

Here is the preview of the course programme for the summer semester 2024

New and noteworthy this semester:

  • Dachstein/ day tour,
  • Climbing in the Pakelnica sports paradise,
  • MTB Bikepark Petzen,
  • sports photography

The start of enrolment for our USI courses is

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Please note the date now, many courses are very popular and already fully booked a few minutes after the start of enrolment!

09.00 Start for

  • Sportmix (Bouldering, Swimming, Trampoline etc...)
  • Fitbasics (Functional Core Training, Dance Fitness, Sport Allerlei.etc...)  
  • Ball & Rebound Games (Badminton, Football, Volleyball etc....)

10.00 Start for

  • #online (yoga, sailing, tabata)
  • Summerspecial
  • Outdoor, Camps & Specials (alpine courses, Beachvolleyball, Kayak, gym etc...)

weekly course summer term 2024

Introduction Sessions every Tuesday + Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

Our gym offers state-of-the-art equipment, a cardio and free weight area. The entrance is right next to the main building, which means that a workout can often be done quickly, even between your courses or exams.

In advance: You will need an introduction session with an USI coach when booking the USI gym for the first time!

These introduction sessions take place from the beginning of March till 18th of April, every TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 10:00 a.m.

If the offered dates do not fit, please get in touch with Richard Mocnik / +43 (0)3842 402-6400 / richard.mocnik(at)unileoben.ac.atand schedule an individual appointment.