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August 2015

Meinhard Lukas to be the Interim Head of Softwarepark Hagenberg

Beginning October 1, Rector-elect of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Meinhard Lukas, will take over the management of the Softwarepark Hagenberg until a professor for Software Science is hired.

See the press release below for more information. Photo free of charge, Photo credit: JKU/Weihbold.

Premiere of the Research Film “Maybe Palermo”: Can A Cancer Treatment Hail a Cab?

What can a cab driver learn during the course of a taxi ride? Quite a lot actually, particularly when your passenger is Dr. Ian Teasdale (Institute of Polymer Chemistry; dept. head: Prof. Oliver Brüggemann) of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz and the taxi ride becomes a part of a film titled “Polyphosphazene” – a pilot project by the Wissenstransferzentrum West (WTZ West). The film short film “Maybe Palermo” premiered at Moviemento Linz on August 13 with numerous guests in attendance.

See the press release below for detailed information. Photo free of charge, Photo credit: Kunstuniversität/Michael Wirthig.

Directional Liquid Transport – JKU Researchers Study the Texas Horned Lizard to Learn More about a Unique Natural Phenomenon

Ants don’t particularly love the Texas horned lizard but researchers do. Native to North America, the Texas horned lizard is a model for passive directional liquid transport, inspiring researchers at the Institute of Biomedical Mechatronics (Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz) to explore a completely new research approach.

See the press release below for detailed information. Photos free of charge, photo credit: JKU.

Photo 1: Prof. Baumgartner
Photo 2: Horned toad/scales immersed in water/ scales in higher magnification/dispersion of colored water drop on a scale

Entrance Examination Results for the Medical Degree Program Announced at the JKU

The entrance examination for prospective applicants applying for a spot in the medical degree program at the new Faculty of Medicine at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz took place on July 3, 2015. This is the second year that the test was held at the JKU. The results are in and those who have been accepted to the program will be notified today.

See the press release below for detailed information.