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The Mobiliversity Blog – A Dynamic Overview

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2014 by mobiliversity

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Absender/Absenderin (New to Vienna Glossary)

In Basic bureaucratic terms, Communication, New to Vienna Glossary on May 25, 2014 by mobiliversity

Absender/Absenderin

sender, shipper, dispatcher

Information/data (name, surname, postal address) of the person/company transmitting a message. Please make sure to write any data in an exact form; even the smallest spelling mistake can have tangible consequences.

BASIC BUREAUCRATIC TERMS
The word ‘bureaucracy’ might at a first glance be related to a somewhat negative and complex connotation; however it is yet one of the most efficient and rational ways to organizing daily activities, and to avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Recommendation: Respecting certain clear rules and regulations in Austria right from the beginning is key to living a smooth and pleasant daily life. Not respecting them, however, will make your experience a real ‘boomerang’; sooner or later you may encounter unpleasant surprises.

COMMUNICATION
Whether you come from abroad or already live in Vienna, please become familiar with receiving post in your individual LBS pigeon holes and/or in your LBS electronic mailboxes. In Austria, information in Austria can be sent either way – via postal mail or electronically. Do not be surprised if you receive post almost on a daily basis.
Recommendation: Please check/empty your pigeon holes and LBS inboxes on a daily basis.

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Adresse, Anschrift, Postanschrift (New to Vienna Glossary)

In Basic bureaucratic terms, Communication, New to Vienna Glossary on May 25, 2014 by mobiliversity

Adresse, Anschrift, Postanschrift (Straße, Hausnummer, Postleitzahl (PLZ), Stadt)

postal address (street, building no., postal/ZIP code, city)

There is a tendency in Austria to send information addressed to you personally in the form of letters via postal mail. Therefore, it is vital and your responsibility to correctly fill in all fields related to the postal address of your primary residency in Austria (Vienna); this includes the Postleitzahl (PLZ).

BASIC BUREAUCRATIC TERMS
The word ‘bureaucracy’ might at a first glance be related to a somewhat negative and complex connotation; however it is yet one of the most efficient and rational ways to organizing daily activities, and to avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Recommendation: Respecting certain clear rules and regulations in Austria right from the beginning is key to living a smooth and pleasant daily life. Not respecting them, however, will make your experience a real ‘boomerang’; sooner or later you may encounter unpleasant surprises.

COMMUNICATION
Whether you come from abroad or already live in Vienna, please become familiar with receiving post in your individual LBS pigeon holes and/or in your LBS electronic mailboxes. In Austria, information in Austria can be sent either way – via postal mail or electronically. Do not be surprised if you receive post almost on a daily basis.
Recommendation: Please check/empty your pigeon holes and LBS inboxes on a daily basis.
To see the New to Vienna Glossary please click here.

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Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (New to Vienna Glossary)

In Basic bureaucratic terms, New to Vienna Glossary on May 25, 2014 by mobiliversity

Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB)

(general) terms and conditions

Terms and conditions which are set by one of the parties, meaning that the other party (namely you) has little or no ability for negotiation, and is thus asked to respect them.

BASIC BUREAUCRATIC TERMS
The word ‘bureaucracy’ might at a first glance be related to a somewhat negative and complex connotation; however it is yet one of the most efficient and rational ways to organizing daily activities, and to avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Recommendation: Respecting certain clear rules and regulations in Austria right from the beginning is key to living a smooth and pleasant daily life. Not respecting them, however, will make your experience a real ‘boomerang’; sooner or later you may encounter unpleasant surprises.

To see the New to Vienna Glossary please click here.

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Amt (New to Vienna Glossary)

In Basic bureaucratic terms, New to Vienna Glossary on May 25, 2014 by mobiliversity

Amt

government agency, department, bureau, office (chiefly in public administration)

There is a constitutional difference between Amt and Behörde. But you as either a citizen or a foreigner can use these terms interchangeably.

BASIC BUREAUCRATIC TERMS
The word ‘bureaucracy’ might at a first glance be related to a somewhat negative and complex connotation; however it is yet one of the most efficient and rational ways to organizing daily activities, and to avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Recommendation: Respecting certain clear rules and regulations in Austria right from the beginning is key to living a smooth and pleasant daily life. Not respecting them, however, will make your experience a real ‘boomerang’; sooner or later you may encounter unpleasant surprises.

To see the New to Vienna Glossary please click here.

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Anhang (New to Vienna Glossary)

In Basic bureaucratic terms, New to Vienna Glossary on May 25, 2014 by mobiliversity

Anhang

attachment, addendum

You will encounter the word Anhang in any application form you need to fill out in Austria, for instance when applying for a student residence permit, opening a bank account, or buying a yearly transportation ticket. Anhang refers to all required documents to be attached to the application form.

BASIC BUREAUCRATIC TERMS
The word ‘bureaucracy’ might at a first glance be related to a somewhat negative and complex connotation; however it is yet one of the most efficient and rational ways to organizing daily activities, and to avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Recommendation: Respecting certain clear rules and regulations in Austria right from the beginning is key to living a smooth and pleasant daily life. Not respecting them, however, will make your experience a real ‘boomerang’; sooner or later you may encounter unpleasant surprises.

To see the New to Vienna Glossary please click here.

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Antrag (New to Vienna Glossary)

In Basic bureaucratic terms, Life, New to Vienna Glossary, Studying on May 25, 2014 by mobiliversity

Antrag

application, request

It is a formal proposal to take procedural steps e.g. in obtaining a student residence permit, a confirmation of opening a bank account, etc.

BASIC BUREAUCRATIC TERMS
The word ‘bureaucracy’ might at a first glance be related to a somewhat negative and complex connotation; however it is yet one of the most efficient and rational ways to organizing daily activities, and to avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Recommendation: Respecting certain clear rules and regulations in Austria right from the beginning is key to living a smooth and pleasant daily life. Not respecting them, however, will make your experience a real ‘boomerang’; sooner or later you may encounter unpleasant surprises.

STUDYING AND LIVING
As students coming from all backgrounds and almost 48 countries, you will be exposed on a daily basis to different priorities, different attitudes, different working styles, different perceptions – with the aim of getting the most out of such an experience. Studying and living in Austria will certainly be a challenge for you all; it can be quite intimidating at first; but you are recommended to consider it as a unique opportunity to grow personally and academically. Make the best out of it!

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