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Sports & Entertainment

The campus is a lively and social place.

Sports & Entertainment

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) 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 ISTA campus has fields for playing soccer or volleyball which are big enough to practice other ball games, Frisbee, etc. as well. 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.

Ping-pong tables and foosball (table soccer) tables can be found in the basement underneath the ERROR BAR and throughout other communal areas on campus. The annual football tournament is an unofficial highlight in the social calendar of many ISTA employees.


Entertainment and social life

In order to bring the campus community closer together, ISTA 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 better, and the Winter Bash, the Institute’s annual holiday party.

ISTA 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 ISTA. Here is a sample of some of them:

  • Photography club
  • Running group
  • ISTA choir and charity concert
  • Arts club
  • Cycling group
  • ISTA family group
  • Salsa on campus

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