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June 2014

Information Sessions on Polymer Engineering Degree Programs at the JKU

Since October 2009 and 2010, the JKU has introduced new academic degree programs in the field of Polymer Engineering: the Bachelor’s degree program ‘Polymer Engineering and Technologies’ and the Master’s degree program in ‘Management in Polymer Technology’. In July and August 2011 two information sessions will take place on campus designed to provide prospective students with an overview of the program curricula, career prospects, and prospective professions for polymer engineers.

Detailed Information Can Boost Sales in the Online Marketplace

A study conducted under Assoc. Univ. Prof. Dr. René Riedl (Institute of Business Informatics – Information Engineering) and the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen showed that providing potential online customers with solid, detailed information in the online marketplace can result in a boost in sales. Titled “The Uses of Argument 2.0: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Trustworthy Argumentation in Online Shopping”, the study addresses how certain confidence boosting aspects in communication affect online consumer confidence when shopping.

Information Session on the Master’s Degree Program Legal and Business Aspects in Technics

Approximately 260 students are currently taking advantage of one of the newest interdisciplinary academic degree programs offered at the JKU and have enrolled in the new Master’s degree program Legal and Business Aspects in Technics. Beginning in Fall 2009, graduates of engineering or natural sciences can acquire business and legal expertise in the context of a customized academic degree program. Prospective students can attend an information session on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, HS2, 6:00 PM, at the JKU. Prospective students can learn more about this academic degree program and institute faculty and staff will be on hand to address all questions and concerns.

JKU CD Lab Presented with Acclaimed International Award in the Field of Microwave Engineering

During the International Microwave Symposium in Baltimore, the Christian Doppler (CD) Laboratory for Integrated Radar Sensors at the JKU was presented with the Microwave Prize 2011 by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). The award is historically one of the oldest and most globally prominent awards in the field of Microwave Engineering.

Expanding International Research at the Software Park Hagenberg - New Christian Doppler Lab for Client Centric Cloud Computing, Press Conference on June 8, 2011


  • Univ.Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Bruno Buchberger, founders and head of Software Park Hagenberg
  • City Councilwoman Mag. Doris Hummer, Research in Upper Austria
  • Dr. Ulrike Unterer, 2nd VP of the Christian Doppler Research Society (BMWFJ)
  • Univ.Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kotsis, Vice Rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Laboratory Supervisor of the CD Lab for Client Centric Cloud Computing (CDCC)
  • Univ. Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner, head of the Institute of Application Oriented Knowledge Processing (FAW) at the JKU
  • Dipl.Ing. Hannes Niederhauser, board chairman, Quanmax AG