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About the JKU

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.