ÖH attacks minister as tuition fees dispute intensifies


The Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) has accused Science Minister Karlheinz Töchterle of refusing to face the facts. ÖH officials said yesterday (Mon) the member of the People’s Party’s (ÖVP) team of ministers “must accept reality” and ensure public subsidies of the 21 state-funded universities of Austria. ÖH leaders made the science minister aware of a […]

‘Skyrunner’ faked successful K2 bid


A controversial Austrian climber has admitted lying about reaching the summit of the world’s second-highest mountain four weeks ago.Christian Stangl has angered many extreme mountain climbers for years by boasting about his groundbreaking tactics to climb the world’s most feared peaks. The Styrian – who calls himself “Skyrunner” – said he focuses on reaching the […]