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Flags of universities and students' organizations (Austria)

Last modified: 2006-09-09 by marcus schmöger
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I have been informed by the Dachverband der österreichischen Universitäten (Universities Roof Organization), which is the central organization of universities in Austria, that no Austrian university has a flag, either official or unofficial. However, according to my informant, most Austrian universities have many clubs, organizations, interest groups, social bodies, etc, many of which have their own flags, but there is no central record of such flags. The only way to find out about these flags is actually to contact individual universities and ask about internal campus flags.
Ron Lahav, 8 January 2006

At least for the 40th anniversary of its re-institution the University of Salzburg has used a flag, see .
I guess, that if any university would have an unofficial flag, the Dachverband certainly would not know it. Flags are not important here in German universities, and I guess that's not that much different in Austria.
This is of course different for the Studentenverbindungen (traditional students' associations). These have their traditional colours, also used in the form of a striped flag, and many of them would have a special standard as well. Other more modern types of organizations at the universities most probably would not have flags, probably.
The universities themselves certainly do not have knowledge of the flags of any organizations at these universities.
Marcus Schmöger, 8 January 2006

The clarification on the Dachverband is very welcome. I was unable to find anything regarding this flag on the Salzburg University web site; it may well have been on a special rededication web site, however. I am sure that the old student societies (dueling societies) had their own heraldic banners, but I don't know if any of these societies still exist, especially at Austrian universities.
Ron Lahav, 9 January 2006

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