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Student tix sold out!

Bildschirmfoto-2015-01-26-um-17.05.38-e1453198754898Uups we did it again. As it is essential for ball organizers to sell only as many tickets as there is capacity in the Vienna town hall, we have to stop selling student tix! They are completely sold out! Thanks for your support! 

Regular tickets at a price of € 90 are still available, as we have a small number left. Tickets are available in our  Webshop.


Ball office is open!

Our ball office is open from today, Monday, January 9! All tickets for the Vienna Ball of Sciences 2017 bought in the Webshop may be collected from January 9 to January 27, Monday to Friday, 14.30 p.m. – 18.30 p.m. at Palais Fürstenberg (1010 Vienna, Grünangergasse 4, U1/U3 Stephansplatz).

Additional tickets may also be bought here from our head of office Ursula Baumgartl (Tel: +43 681 104 401 00, E-Mail:, of course if still available, and only on cash payment (!). 

hauptverband_buchhandel_logoWe do thank Hauptverband des österreichischen Buchhandels for the hospitality!


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The Vienna Ball of Sciences as a study project

bild-rathaus The FHWien University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication welcomes every semester about 100 incoming students from 98 partner institutions in 38 countries. 25 of them currently attend a course on event management. As part of the FHWien Event Management course this semester, international students were given a unique Viennese case study: The Vienna Ball of Sciences. Continue reading The Vienna Ball of Sciences as a study project

MORE – refugee initiative of Austrian universities

_fer8019-kopieIn September 2015, the Universities Austria uniko founded the MORE-initiative. Young people coming to Austria after fleeing their country, bear a lot of potential and knowledge, which may be successfully fostered and integrated in the receiving societies. With basic needs such as shelter, food and medical care fulfilled, MORE seeks to develop future opportunities for refugees. This year, the Vienna Ball of Sciences again supports this great initiative with all generated money at the roulette-table of our partner Casinos Austria.    Continue reading MORE – refugee initiative of Austrian universities

Tickets on sale for 3rd Science Ball

Large demand due to late semester break – Past balls all sold out

13939401_657418807745243_7957485962354048390_nVienna (OTS) – Starting Monday, November 14, tickets for the 3rd Vienna Ball of Sciences are available in the web shop. As the previous events were sold out early, the Chair of the Organizing committee Oliver Lehmann expects for this year’s ball night an even greater demand, also as the semester break this year starts one week later. Tickets can be booked at Continue reading Tickets on sale for 3rd Science Ball

A Tribute to Helmut Veith

Helmut Veith (1971-2016) was one of the first supporters of and contributors to the Vienna Ball of Sciences.

Himself a worldwide renowned computer scientist the professor at TU Vienna believed fervently in the necessity and acquirable ability to communicate science to the public.

At the premiere of the ball in January 2015 Helmut explained the concepts of probability and game theory at the roulette table. In March 2016 Helmut passed away tragically.

We mourn a friend of outstanding wisdom, irresistible wit, untameable curiosity – and a hairdo a like.

For detailed tributes see and