Felix Schniz is a PhD candidate and research assistant at the AAU Klagenfurt. Since April, he is also the director of studies for the master's degree programme 'Game Studies and Engineering.' In his dissertation, he aims to map the experience of the video game by investigating aspects of British culture in games by the developer 'The Chinese Room.' His further research interests entail environmental storytelling, gamification and video game pedagogy, and the ideological impact of virtual worlds.
Since its foundation in the year 1970, the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (AAU) has successfully established itself as a distinctive voice reinforcing the canon of Austrian universities, as a globally networked research institution, and as a hub for the acquisition, exchange, and transfer of knowledge across the entire Alps-Adriatic Region. Along with the universities of Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Salzburg, and Vienna, it is one of the six state universities offering a broad spectrum of subjects. The scientific achievements of the AAU advance the university’s growing national and international visibility. The AAU contributes to finding solutions for today’s vast challenges by pooling and strengthening various research fields. The establishment of the profile-enhancing research initiatives Energy Management & Energy Technology, Sustainability, Self-organizing Systems and Visual Culture allows holistic approaches and yields excellent research results.