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Student Story: Biotechnology, here I come!

A look behind the scenes of our bachelor degree programme Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Barbara Brunthaler decided to take the Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree programme straight after completing her final high school exams at Bundesrealgymnasium Krems Ringstrasse. Science really appeals to her.

Barbara believes that the mix of microbiology, physics, chemistry and maths makes this a fascinating programme.

Barbara believes that the mix of microbiology, physics, chemistry and maths makes this a fascinating programme.

First steps in a lab

This summer I did two one-month work placements at IMC Krems’s Institute of Biotechnology. I'd never worked in a lab before, but this introduction to such an exciting field left me fascinated. I became familiar with lots of complex processes, helped with experiments and then took the decision – biotechnology, here I come!

Passionate about science

At school I chose electives with an emphasis on physics, which prepared me well for this degree. I’m passionate about science, and so is my older brother who studies physics at Vienna University of Technology – so there’s a bit of a family bias towards science.

Practical focus in an international environment

What I especially like about studying at IMC Krems is that you have a lot of contact with other members of your group. It’s a very international group, which is very cool. English as the language of instruction also makes it easier to get to know people from different countries. I can thoroughly recommend the programme because you get a lot of feedback and everything has a strong practical focus.

After completing my bachelor degree here at IMC Krems I’d like to do a master programme in Dublin and then work in research – although I'm not really sure where exactly.

My tip

Don’t worry that English is the language of instruction because you learn all the vocabulary very quickly. The interview was very relaxed and the atmosphere was friendly. If you know you want to study here and you prepare, then you’re sure to do well.

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