Interdisciplinary Lab – iLab

An Elective Semester for Bachelor and Master Degree Students

Interdisciplinary, international, intercultural, innovative, and intensive: The Interdisciplinary Lab (or iLab) welcomes students

  • from various fields of study
  • with a pioneering spirit
  • who would like to spend a semester developing solutions to socially relevant challenges (with reference to the UN’s
    SDGs), thereby making a contribution to society.

Are you interested?

From concept development to the design of a prototype: Under the expert supervision of lab masters and coaches, you work in international teams on your challenges in a practical and self-organised manner.
Thanks to the design thinking-based process and the unique learning approach, you acquire important and future-oriented skills.

| iLab Process | Skills Acquisition | Challenges & Stories
| Team | Application Information


Full-Time Elective Semester (30 ECTS credits)
Various Disciplines and Nations
English as a Working Language
Challenges Relevant for Society
Self-Organised Teams
Support from Lab Master and Coaches
24/7 Offices
Future Skills

iLab Process

From the Challenge to the Solution

Skills Acquisition

At the Personal Level

At the Team Level

At the Project Level

Developing Future Skills

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Challenges & Stories

Orin D'hauwer Made Birds Chirp on Campus

Sara Velasco Basurto Developed a Video Game on the Topic of Bullying

Martin Kazík Designed a System that Promotes Exercise and Local Businesses

Studierende in der GreenDen: eine grüne Erholungsoase, die ein Team im iLab entwickelt hat


Katharina Auer-Voigtländer

Doris Kantauer

Christina Tanzer

Applying for the iLab

Dates Every winter and summer semester
Application deadline 15/05/2023 (for the winter semester 2023/24)
15/11/2023 (for the summer semester 2024)

Please send your application to

Who Can Apply?

Regular Degree Students

Incoming Studierende

Which documents do I need to submit?

  • Letter of motivation including expectations, interests, specialist knowledge
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Optional: application video

An application interview is a prerequisite for the selection process. Appointments are subject to individual arrangement.

You want to know more? Feel free to ask!
Mag. Tanzer Christina, MLS

Mag. Christina Tanzer , MLS

Section Head UAS-wide Offers for Students
Service and Competence Centre for Teaching/Learning Development and Educational Offers (LEARN)