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  • Mag. Ioana Catalina Barbu, LL.M.

    Successfully recognised

    “Through the ÖIF’s mentoring programme for highly qualified foreign professionals, I met a fantastic mentor who encouraged and supported me. And now I can finally apply my knowledge and experience to my work here.”

    Mag. Ioana Catalina Barbu, LL.M. Lawyer

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  • Dr. Jelena Gajic

    Successfully recognised

    “I would encourage others to get good advice at a very early stage, to work hard and never lose sight of their own goals.”

    Dr. Jelena Gajic Dentist

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  • Abdullah Simsek

    Successfully recognised

    “My time working numerous temporary jobs was over. At the end of 2010 I opened my own salon together with my wife. I’d do it again too! Everyone should give it a go. My dreams have come true!”

    Abdullah Simsek Trained hairstylist

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  • Samer Moussa

    Successfully recognised

    “Several of my university friends from Damascus live in Vienna, and some have already been successful in having their qualifications recognised. My application is still being considered. It was important to me to begin this process as quickly as possible.”

    Samer Moussa Medical engineer

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  • Milena Aleksic

    Successfully recognised

    “I came to Vienna from the former Yugoslavia in 1988 - from what is Serbia today - so that I could start my career via formal professional recognition. Right from the start I wanted to play an active role here in Austria, in the job that I really love.”

    Milena Aleksic Graduate nurse

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  • Anica Mikic

    Successfully recognised

    “I quickly learnt German and then, in preparation for the required course that is part of the degree recognition process, I enrolled in and passed a supplementary course in professional German, “German for Holders of Foreign Degrees – Qualified Nurse”, run by the ÖIF (Austrian Integration Foundation).”

    Anica Mikic Qualified Nurse

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  • Drago Strbac

    Successfully recognised

    “After many years as an employee and then self-employed as managing director under trade law in my own company, I ask myself today why I waited so long to do that. I always wanted to be my own boss.”

    Drago Strbac Electrical engineer

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  • Nesa Kostic

    Successfully recognised

    “I completed formal recognition in January 2014 with the support and advice of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, and I can now take over the company where I have been working for 23 years - I’m really pleased about that.”

    Nesa Kostic Metalworker

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