The Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz boasts future-oriented academic degree programs, excellence in teaching and research, numerous partnerships in Austria and abroad, and a unique campus with park-like grounds. Although a young university (established 1966), in a short period of time the JKU has become a cutting-edge institution for science, academics, business and the community. Over 19,000 students are enrolled in over 60 modern, hands-on academic degree programs that have outstanding career prospects. Research conducted at all three faculties – Social Sciences, Economics & Business, Law, and Engineering & Natural Sciences – is recognized worldwide.
Excellence in Research and Education
To a great extent, our standard of living depends on continual advancements in engineering and technical sciences. Our future is constantly being shaped by change, growth and progression. For over 40 years, the Johannes Kepler University has offered degree programs and organized research projects in various fields of technical disciplines, thereby playing an ongoing and instrumental role in shaping our future. The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences not only pursues and supports distinguished international research and developmental cooperation, but also a focus on practical applications designed for use in industry and businesses.
Many dilemmas in business and industry can be addressed by applying scientific techniques and methods such as innovative approaches to resolving problems; this has been an important and essential contribution to Upper Austria’s business and industrial community. Our scientific achievements have been documented by an extensive and significant amount of publications, research contracts and assignments, projects sponsored and supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the European Union (EU), special research fields and dissertations. By establishing competency centers such as the Christian Doppler laboratories, as well as spin-off companies, the TNF has become an internationally appreciated partner for technologically focused corporations.
Research conducted at the institutes of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences is characterized by a interdisciplinary nature, innovative technical solutions, contemporary research and development results as well as modern alignment. Divided into five main technical disciplines, the institutes focus on both basic and application-oriented research.