Review Study-Trip Poland

Friday 22 April was meant to be a busy day for the Fachschaft Wirtschaft Olten. Besides the annual event in Innsbruck, the study-trip to Poland also got started. At 11am a delegation of 15 students plus Lecturer Marcel Hirsiger boarded the EasyJet flight to Cracow, Poland.

On Friday and Saturday morning we enjoyed the wonderful weather in Cracow and did some sightseeing. Saturday evening was organized by ESN Cracow, with first a meal in a nice and traditional polish restaurant, and then a one hour tram party, as well as an ESN party. Thanks again to Agata for organizing the whole thing!

Lower temperatures and a cold wind awaited us on Sunday, which went along with our visit of the KZ Auschwitz/Birkenau, one of the most famous yet also saddest historical places in Poland. On Monday 25 April we spent the whole day in Katowice, a former coal industry city. In the morning we had the opportunity to visit Farby KABE, a company producing colors and plaster for construction. The director Mr. Noculak showed us the whole plant and kindly offered us a typical Silesian meal.

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After that, we went straight to our partner university, the University of Economics Katowice. Ms. Lipczak from the International Office organized a diverse program for us. First, we had the chance to participate in a lecture and see the campus of the university. In addition, a city tour of Katowice and an excellent dinner left us with a truly positive image about the city Katowice.

Though Tuesday 26 April was already our departure day, there was still one major appointment on the agenda: the visit of the UBS Business Solutions Center in Cracow, where about 3’000 people are working. We were hosted by Mr. Ostrowski and his colleagues from the finance department, which is led by Mr. Steinmann, FHNW Brugg Alumni (unfortunately absent due to a business trip to India). Mr. Ostrowski provided us with a deep insight into their activities and how UBS is functioning.

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At 4pm we headed back to Switzerland. Some tired or on the verge of getting a cold, but this study-trip was very enriching and opened up Poland to us. We hope that there will be similar trips in the future!


Written by Manuel Frei






FWO Annual Event

The FWO Annual Event in Innsbruck (Austria) was truly a success! The FWO team is looking back to a great time in „the capital of the Alps“.


On Friday noon, April 22, the 15 participants of the FWO delegation met in front of the FHNW building in Olten. After a short introduction by the very smart bus driver Kurt the journey with direction to Austria could start. The trip to the youth hostel in Innsbruck took about 4 hours and due to a good atmosphere time passed by very fast.  We enjoyed dinner at a nice restaurant called Woodfire. The restaurant now is officially approved and recommended by the FWO delegation – the food was just incredible! Totally satiated, a good Friday night was spent.

On Saturday, some of us went on a sightseeing tour or shopping while others spent time in a comfortable café. Despite the bad weather, Innsbruck had a lot to offer. Finally, the entire team met again in the evening to have dinner at the “Stiftskeller“, where most of us enjoyed a traditional “Wiener Schnitzel” with “Käsespätzle”. With a pub tour through the old town of Innsbruck, our last night ended. On Sunday morning our driver Kurt already stood by to bring us back home. Quite tired but reviewing a great weekend, the FWO team entered the bus heading back to Olten.




Spring Apéro @ Campus Olten

Pubtour – 07.04.2016

Spring Apéro

Finally! It’s this time of the year again: the students council invites you to the legendary spring apero with free drinks. The apero takes place at the Atrium B (next to the coffee bar) in the building OVR from 5 – 7 pm. Once again, we are happy to welcome STUcard with their picture wall at the apero. Come by and get your picture taken!

UPDATE: The after party takes place at Darwin’s Social Club. Join us after the apero for free drinks at Darwin’s!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Your Fachschaft Wirtschaft Olten


Check out the video of our last Christmas Apéro in 2015. This is how legendary our aperos are. Let’s make it even greater next week!