The aim of the Fulbright Program is to promote ‘mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries’. For 70 years the Fulbright Program has provided grants for Austrian graduates or scholars to study, teach, or pursue research in the US and for US citizens to engage in similar activities in Austria. As part of EducationUSA, they also offer advice on studying in the USA.
Interview with Hermann Agis
Who/what are you?
I am a father, a mentor and a biotechnologist. For half a year now, I have been serving Fulbright Austria as executive director.
What are your fields of activity?
It is my responsibility to open new opportunities. Fulbright Austria changes people by sending Austrians to the USA and sending US citizens to Austria.
How do you reach your goals?
With dedication and a motivated team.
What challenges do you face?
It is a great challenge and an honour to provide a new generation of Fulbright students and scholars with the same opportunities that have opened doors for thousands of people for the last 70 years.
What is important to you?
It is important for me to open doors for students, researchers, artists and teachers. This is how we create opportunities for cultural and scientific exchange between Austria and the US.
How big is your Team?
Our team counts eight dedicated members.
Since when have you been at Q21?
Fulbright Austria has been at Q21 since 2007. I joined in 2019. It’s a wonderful place to work.
A perfect work day starts with…
……a new challenge.
BeSt³ – Die Messe für Beruf, Studium und Weiterbildung (job fair)
advice on Fulbright scholarships and studying in the USA, application workshop
Date: Mar 05 to 07, 9–18:00, Mar 08, 9–17:00
Venue: Wiener Stadthalle
Fulbright-NAWI Graz Visiting Professor
Date: Tue, Mar 17, 16:15–18:00
Venue: TU Graz, Hörsaal P2
SRT International College Fair Vienna
Date: Wed, Mar 25, 14–16:00
International Day an der Universität Salzburg
Date: Thu, Mar 26, 14–14:30
Venue: Danube International School
Career Links 2020, IMC FH KREMS
advice on Fulbright scholarships and studying in the US
Date: Tue, Mar 31, 9–14:00
Ort: Am Campus Krems, Trakt G1
Q21 Backstage: the first Q21 institution we present in the new year is the Typopassage - one of the eight themed passages within the MQ Vienna which is dedicated to the design and use of letters.
Q21 Backstage: White Castle is a creative licensing agency for analogue game ideas, specialised in family, party and kids’ games. We talk with Anita Landgraf about her work as a games agent.