Most courses at ISTA are open to PhD students, postdocs, technicians, interns, and staff members. External participants can also attend courses at ISTA, currently free of charge. Please note that ISTA PhD students will be given priority in case the number of places on a course is limited.
Course schedules and a full course list are available below. Please also see the academic calendar.
2023 Fall Pre-Semester (Sep 15 – Oct 6, 2023) (version: Sep 22)
2023/24 Fall 1 (Oct 9 – Nov 17, 2023) (version: Nov 2)
2023/24 Fall 2 (Nov 27 – Dec 15, 2023 and Jan 8-26, 2024) (version: Dec 7)
2023/24 Spring 1 (Feb 26 – Apr 12, 2024) (version: Dec 7)
2023/24 Spring 2 (Apr 22 – Jun 7, 2024) (version: Nov 15)
While we aim to keep these schedules most up-to-date, in case of inconsistency, the information in Athena prevails.
If you would like to take courses at ISTA, you need to register by using the links below.
If you are an external member, you will need to check with the registrar of your university if those credits can be transferred towards your degree. Once registered, you will be able to print a confirmation for the courses you have completed.
For more information about the PhD program at ISTA, please visit the PhD program overview page.
Please note that internal registration via the student portal for courses in the pre-semester phase as well as for the entire academic year 2023/24 opens on September 15, 2023.
If you have any questions regarding course registration, or general questions about the PhD program, please send an email to email@example.com.
Courses held in the following academic year are published in August. Additional courses may be added later on, so it is worth checking for updates. Registration opens mid-September.
With a few exceptions, the courses listed here take place on the ISTA campus in Klosterneuburg, Austria, and do not accommodate remote participation or distance/e-learning.
The course websites are maintained in Moodle. By default, course websites are accessible only for people who have registered for the respective course or assigned to it as instructor.
ISTA maintains cooperations with the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology with the goal to promote participation of students in courses and seminars of the respective other institution.
Students need to enquire with their respective home institution whether externally obtained ECTS credits can be recognized and counted towards their program requirements.
Teaching a course at ISTA
Faculty, postdocs, advanced PhD students and staff members are eligible to teach courses at ISTA. If you are interested in teaching a course, you will need to submit a course proposal in Athena for approval by the PhD program committee by May preceding the academic year in which you would like to teach, although for certain courses out-of-cycle proposals will also be considered. New ideas and suggestions are always welcome.
Please check the Athena Manual for Course Instructors to see how to propose a course, manage your courses in Athena/Moodle, and see course evaluation results.