Sports & Entertainment
IST Austria features an active and diverse campus life. Scientists and administrative staff get together for social and cultural activities, ranging from soccer, volleyball, billiards and skiing to board games, movie nights, dancing lessons, pilates and yoga courses.
The IST Austria campus has fields for playing soccer or volleyball and is big enough to practice other ball games, Frisbee, etc. Sports equipment such as badminton sets, balls and boule sets can be borrowed for no charge from the guesthouse reception.
A gym located in the Central Building offers a wide range of regularly maintained fitness equipment. In addition, yoga, pilates, and back-training courses are organized on campus.
The long-established local tennis club (OBSV Maria Gugging) is located on campus and offers IST Austria employees special conditions.
Ping-pong tables and table soccer tables can be found in the basement underneath the “Crazy Duck” and throughout other communal areas on campus. Especially the annual table soccer tournament is an unofficial highlight in the social calendar of many IST Austria employees.
Entertainment and social life
In order to bring the campus community closer together, IST Austria organizes several institute-wide events throughout the year. These include the summer barbecue, at which families and friends are also welcome, the Institute Retreat, where employees have a chance to get to know each other, and the Winter Bash, the Institute’s annual holiday party.
IST Austria members also have the opportunity to join a number of extracurricular activities, groups, and social events, all stemming from the outside interests of our dynamic community. There is a range of clubs and social groups that meet regularly at IST Austria. Here is a sample of some of them:
- Photography club
- Running group
- IST Austria choir and charity concert
- Arts club
- Cycling group
- IST family group
- Salsa on campus