Girls into Technology

FIT Info Days

The FIT Info Days are a three-day major event for upper secondary school students to apply for scientific and technical studies. The aim of FIT is to encourage young women to expand their horizons and also to consider technical or scientific education in their future career planning.
Since 2015, the Vienna University Children’s Office has been coordinating the implementation of the FIT Info Days at the University of Vienna, which is represented with an information stand and several workshops at the FIT Info Days.

FIT is an initiative of the association sprungbrett.

Code Studio

The Code Studio project of the Vienna Business Agency was conceived from October 2014 to February 2015 in cooperation with the Vienna University Children’s Office for children and young people and carried out at various locations in Vienna. Under the motto “Having fun, programming games yourself, visiting IT companies”, the Code Studio gave children and young people access to the topic of coding and presented different career perspectives in the IT sector. As part of the Code Studio, a coding week was offered exclusively for girls from 02 to 06 February 2015 at the Vienna University Children’s Office.

Evaluation and final report

Girls’ programme at the Vienna Children’s University

At the Vienna Children’s University, individual courses in scientific and technical subjects are offered every year especially for girls. The girls’ programme offers a framework in which girls are among themselves and can work together on technical and scientific problems.

Since 2017 a separate boys’ programme has been offered in addition to the girls’ programme with courses in the areas of educational science, social sciences and linguistics.

The girls’ and boys’ programme is a consciousness-raising measure and goes hand in hand with increased media and information work aimed at raising awareness and providing information on this topic.

Programme of the Vienna Children’s University