About Roland Ulbricht
I study Business Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology. Apart from that I voluntarily support IAESTE Austria, a great students organization connecting people across the globe. I live in Lower Austria, near the city of Vienna.
I am interested in a lot of things, especially IT, technology in general, psychology, food, economics, politics and other topics that matter. I enjoy many different forms of movement - traveling, driving, bicycling, scuba diving, etc.
I hold a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology as well as a University Expert degree from the University of Sevilla, Spain.
Born in 1984, I got my first personal computer in 1994. I played a lot of Microsoft Flight Simulator at that time and started dreaming of flying. Got connected to the internet in 1995, which can still be considered the early days of the world wide web - an exciting time. I created my first website in 1999.
From 1999 till 2004 I attended a Secondary School for Business Administration. In 2001 the dream of flying became true for me as I did my glider pilot license at the Stockerau aviation club.
2002 I learned that if you want things to change, you have to take action yourself. So I joined the Austrian School Pupils Union in the hope to be able to help improve our education system. I did various jobs in that organization and in 2005 I even became member of the national board and secretary for political content. I left the organization in 2006 as I had reached the age limit for members.
After finishing school I served one year of alternative service (instead of obligatory military service) at the local fire brigade. In 2005 I started attending the Vienna University of Technology and did a Bachelor in Software Engineering. 2010/2011 I attended an inter-university program "Innovation Management and Business Planning" organized jointly by the Vienna University of Technolgy, the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden and the University of Sevilla, Spain
In 2009 I did an IAESTE summer internship in Prague, Czech Republic and in 2010 I did another one in Dundee, Scotland, UK. I enjoyed the work of IAESTE so much I decided to become a member of IAESTE Vienna and even became president of the organization for two years (2009-2011) and later national IT coordinator for IAESTE Austria (2011-2012). It was a great time as I was able to influence (and hopefully improve) the lives of many people.