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October 2016

October 28: JKU SciBar Opening: The JKU Live in the Heart of the City

The JKU SciBar celebrated its pre-opening festivities yesterday and has become another unique location in the heart of the city. The new concept calls for viewing live broadcasts of classes on campus, talking with other guests, and enjoying an array of drinks and food. Starting today until January 31, 2017, the pop-up bar on the main square in Linz will serve as a café during the day and a bar by night.

Brigitte Hütter is the New Vice-Rector for Human Resources, Diversity and IT

Mag. Brigitte Hütter (44) is the new Vice-Rector for Human Resources, Diversity and IT at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Elected today by the University Council, Brigitte Hütter will serve as part of the JKU Rectorate team beginning January 1, 2017. Brigitte Hütter last served as Vice-Rector at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, where she also served as interim Rector.


Photo (f.l.): Rector Lukas, Vice-Rector Hütter and University Council Chairman Schaller

Copyright: JKU/Atzmüller; image free of charge

October 21: New App: myJKU – Handy Pocket-Sized Assistant

The Johannes Kepler University Linz’ new practical smartphone app helps to make student life a little more efficient. myJKU provides an organized approach to studying by streamlining important information for students and helping to organize to-do lists so students can focus on being productive.

Photo credit Screenshot: myJKU
Photo credit: JKU/Atzmüller
Images free of charge

October 19: "Maybe Palermo": Golden Dolphin Award for Scientific Taxi Ride

Is communicating science boring? It doesn’t have to be. "Maybe Palermo", a patent video by WTZ West proves the power of visual arts and language. The film is a cineastic reference to Jim Jarmusch’s "Night on Earth" and also brings references from Tarantino storylines to the screen. Created in collaboration with the University of Art & Industrial Design Linz together with LAS GAFAS FILMS and the Johannes Kepler University Linz, the film has now be awarded a ‘Golden Dolphin’ in Cannes.

Photo (f.l.): Alexander V. Kammel, Film Service International, Director Luzi Katamay and Christian Dietl from LAS GAFAS; Copyright: Constant Evolution - image free of charge

Copyright Still: LAS GAFAS FILMS - image free of charge

October 17: Teens Conduct Research: The JKU Young Scientists Awards

At the closing ceremony on October 14, 108 participants in the 2015/2016 JKU Young Scientists program were presented with awards and certificates in six subject areas. The 2015/2016 program for gifted and talented teens – the largest of its kind in Upper Austria - was a great success: over 100 guests attended last Friday’s ceremony.

Phto (f.l.): Vice-Rector Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander Egyed M.Sc., Univ. Prof. Dr. Markus Hohenwarter (JKU), participants from the JKU Young Scientists program in Mathematics, Dr. Ulrike Moser (Stiftung talente OÖ)

Copyright: JKU/Weinreich; images free of charge

October 14: Start-Ups Made Easy: The New JKU ENTREPRENEUR.BASE

As the largest university in a leading economic state, the JKU is clearly positioned as a university of business and entrepreneurship. Yesterday, the Kepler Society opened the ENTREPRENEUR.BASE containing information from the Society’s extensive and long-standing network. This will bring students one step closer to being able to start their own business.

Photos: JKU/Atzmüller; images free of charge

  • application/force-download2016_10_14 Entrepreneur.Base.pdf (156KB, German only)
  • image/jpegEntrepreneur.Base1_ger.jpg (1.7 MB, From l: State Economic Minister Michael Strugl, Rector Meinhard Lukas and Gerhard Stürmer, President of the Kepler Society, at the opening of ENTREPRENEUR.BASE)
  • image/jpegEntrepreneur.Base2_ger.jpg (1.4 MB, From l: State Economic Minister Michael Strugl, Gerhard Stürmer, President of the Kepler Society, and Rector Meinhard Lukas at the opening of ENTREPRENEUR.BASE)

October 8: The JKU’s 50th Anniversary: In Retrospect and A Look toward the Future

The Johannes Kepler University celebrated its 50th anniversary by welcoming prominent guests from academia, science, government, the local business community, and the public to campus. Two of the original founding professors, Ernest Kulhavy and Friedrich Fürstenberg, were invited to commemorate the occasion. Thomas Henzinger, President of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria in Gugging, opened the ceremony with his speech titled “Die unverzichtbare Universität”. Over 500 guests were in attendance in HS 1 (Raiffeisensaal).

Photos: JKU/Atzmüller; images free of charge

October 6: The “SciBar” Commemorates the JKU’s 50th Anniversary

To commemorate the university’s 50th anniversary, the Johannes Kepler University has a unique gift for the residents of Linz: Located on the main square in the city center, the SciBar will temporarily open from the end of October to the end of the January. Operated by the team from the Sandburg and the JKU TeichWerk, the SciBar will feature live broadcasts of on-campus lectures. The university’s jubilee officially kicks off this Saturday at a ceremony in HS 1 (Raiffeisensaal) with many prominent guests in attendance

October 3: Award for Melzer and Huemer from the Institute for Signal Processing

Awards for outstanding academic work in the field of automotive engineering are presented annually in commemoration of Austrian automotive pioneer Johann Puch. Researchers at the Johannes Kepler University won third place in the category “Open Innovation”. The award is accompanied with prize money in the amount of €2,000.

Photo: Melzer (3.f.r.) and Huemer (2.f.r.) at the awards ceremony; copyright: ACstyria/Pachernegg, print free of charge