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Austrians at LSE have always played a unique role. Following the footsteps of Friedrich Hayek, Karl Popper & Co while enjoying LSE's academic rigour, Austrians and Austrophiles can find a home away from home in the Austrian Society.
Our activities range from popular gatherings in our Stammlokal, the Old Bank of England to Austrian wine tastings and more. Once or twice a term, we invite exciting Austrians to visit us for a Gemütlicher Abend - called Austrian Talks: Previous guests include Dr. Andreas Treichl (CEO Erste Group), Dr. Ewald Nowotny (Governor of the Austrian central bank), Hans Peter Haselsteiner (entrepreneur and politician) or Maria Vassilakou (Deputy Mayor of Vienna), among others. And don’t worry about speaking german - all our speaker events can be held in english as well!
Together with the Austrian Societies of Imperial College, King's College, UCL, Cambridge, Oxford and Queen Mary, we form a strong network of students from all over Austria, working closely with the Austrian Embassy London and the Austrian Club London (ACL).
We are very excited to welcome incoming Austrian students and all other students interested in getting to know the Austrian culture and traditions!
Purchasing our membership will give you access to our numerous events including social gatherings and our Austrian talks. As a member, you'll get the opportunity to meet the Austrian community of LSE as well as many other international students from all over the world interested in our events, giving you the opportunity to spend your time at LSE surrounded by like-minded peers and expanding your circle to meet friends for life.
Over the course of the year we plan on hosting a wide range of events including
We are very excited to welcome any new members to the Austrian Society! To make it easier for you to ask us any questions you might have, you can send us a message on Facebook and we will be happy to answer!