Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger

Susanne Keppler-SchlesingerWhat was your favourite course/lecture that you ever taught at the DA?

I greatly enjoyed designing a paper on the future of Europe with a group of students in the run-up to the Austrian Presidency of the EU. The study trip to the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic in spring 2018 was a wonderful experience, and I am looking forward to many more exciting projects with the students of the DA!

What is your signature phrase?

I keep being inspired by the following words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

What is your favourite spot at the Academy?

The bench in the garden. It´s a good place to breathe, think and discuss ideas with colleagues and friends. (It has been my favourite spot ever since the time I studied at the DA...)

If you could change one thing about the DA what would you choose?

We need more space for our students.

What was the best meal you ever had at the DA’s dining room?

I am a fan of our culinary team: the three chefs work incredibly hard to make everybody happy. I particularly enjoy the soups and the desserts.

What has changed at the Academy since you have studied at the campus yourself?

The DA offers a wider academic programme to four times as many students. Its open-minded spirit, however, has not changed.

What advice would you give DA students after finishing their studies?

Love the life you live and move forward!