Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) Linz

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  • Johannes Kepler Uni­ver­sity (JKU) – A Young Uni­ver­sity On the Road to Success

    Since its incep­tion in 1966, the JKU has become a suc­cess­ful and inno­v­a­tive cen­ter for sci­ence, aca­d­e­mics and soci­ety. Today, the JKU has become one of the largest edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions in Upper Aus­tria and enjoys an inter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion not only in con­duct­ing base-​knowledge research, but also in applied-​oriented research.

    The uni­ver­sity offers inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and hands-​on edu­ca­tional pro­grams designed to meet today’s busi­ness and soci­etal needs and our coop­er­a­tion agree­ments with over 300 part­ner uni­ver­si­ties in over 50 coun­tries as well as over 120 pro­fes­sors and over 1800 aca­d­e­mic fac­ulty ensure supe­rior research and study conditions.

    The JKU Linz is ranked among the world’s best young uni­ver­si­ties (under 50 years). For the sec­ond year, the most recent “Times Higher Edu­ca­tion 100 Under 50″ rank­ing placed the JKU among the Top 70 of the world’s best young uni­ver­si­ties (under 50 years). With nine active Chris­t­ian Doppler lab­o­ra­to­ries on cam­pus, the JKU is among the best uni­ver­si­ties in Austria.

    The JKU Linz cur­rently offers over 60 mod­ern aca­d­e­mic degree pro­grams and makes exten­sive efforts to ensure the cur­ric­ula are up-​to-​date. The JKU is also a leader in Aus­tria in the field of dis­tance teach­ing and E-​Learning. The uni­ver­sity has offered a multi-​media pro­gram in Law since 2002. The “Multi-​Media Stud­ies Ser­vices SoWi” pro­gram – abbre­vi­ated MuSSS — allows stu­dents at the Fac­ulty of Social Sci­ences, Eco­nom­ics & Busi­ness to com­plete part of their stud­ies via dis­tance learning.

    In addi­tion, the JKU offers con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion pro­grams for work­ing stu­dents in coop­er­a­tion with the Fer­nUni­ver­sität in Hagen.

    The JKU is an eas­ily nav­i­ga­ble campus-​style uni­ver­sity offer­ing numer­ous ser­vices, includ­ing campus-​wide WiFi. The new JKU Sci­ence Park is also a high­light for fac­ulty, stu­dents and part­ners in indus­try and busi­ness: mod­ern facil­i­ties located in three new build­ings enable cutting-​edge research and teach­ing at the high­est level.

    Research Profile

    The JKU focuses on research in Social and Eco­nomic Sci­ences, Law, Nat­ural Sci­ences and Engi­neer­ing and Human Med­i­cine. Under the prin­ci­ple of research and teach­ing unity, the JKU makes impor­tant con­tri­bu­tions to soci­ety, busi­ness, and cul­ture through research and knowl­edge transfer.

    Research Quality

    Aca­d­e­mic research qual­ity is sub­ject to one of the most involved qual­ity con­trol sys­tems that has been devel­oped by one soci­ety. With its com­mit­ment to the Euro­pean Char­ter for Researchers and the guide­lines for good sci­en­tific prac­tice at the JKU, the JKU strives to secure a high stan­dard of research. The Office of Qual­ity Man­age­ment and Report­ing pro­vides con­cep­tual work toward the devel­op­ment of sys­tem­atic and doc­u­mented qual­ity man­age­ment in rel­e­vant areas at the uni­ver­sity, coor­di­nat­ing with the Rec­torate on behalf of com­mis­sioned cer­ti­fi­ca­tion projects.

    Fields of Excellence

    The 2013 – 2018 Devel­op­ment Plan has been divided into six fields of excel­lence. Con­tent is on a broad basis and also high­lights the areas in which JKU aca­d­e­mics and sci­en­tists are inter­na­tion­ally vis­i­ble, con­duct­ing top-​quality research. The Vice-​Rector of Research and the Depart­ment of Research Strat­egy is respon­si­ble for deci­sions regard­ing the JKU’s research profile.

    Research Cen­ters and Networks

    As part of a col­lab­o­ra­tion with research cen­ters and net­works, the JKU coop­er­ates with part­ners within the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity, local com­mu­nity, and local busi­ness com­mu­nity. These are some of the manny coop­er­a­tion efforts:


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