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June

June 30: Quantum Computers: JKU Researchers Take the Next Steps

Creating a quantum computer is a still distant goal for researchers. One of the problems: these kinds of computers have structures that are often only as thin as an atom. Nevertheless, exact localizations have to be carried out on this scale. Researchers at the Johannes Kepler University are showing us how this could be done.

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

June 29: The Management Team at the JKU Faculty of Medicine Grows

The JKU University Council unanimously elected Univ. Prof. DDr. Andrea Olschewski (50) recently as the Vice-Rector for Medicine. At her own request, Prof. Olschewski’s predessor, Univ. Prof. Dr. Petra Apfalter, has decided to focus more on teaching but will continue to administratively serve the JKU as Dean of Studies. The management team continues to grow with the addition of Univ. Prof. Dr. Jens Meier (head of the Clinical for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Kepler University Hospital) as Dean of Research.

Copyright photo: LBI für Lungengefäßforschung; image free of charge

June 25: "Sexiest Job": New Program in Data Science at the JKU

The Harvard Business Review named data scientists as “the sexiest job of the 21st century”: Data scientists are highly sought after in the IT industry. This fall, the Johannes Kepler University will introduce an interdisciplinary specialization in data science, thus offering a new program feature unique in Austria.

Photo: A student working on the MACH supercomputer

Copyright: JKU/Mayr; image free of charge

June 23: Anewed International Accreditation for Business Informatics at the JKU

Initially internationally accredited in 2011, degree programs in Business Informatics at the JKU have once again successfully received international accreditation: The Agency for Quality Assurance (AQAS e.V.) has once again presented undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business Informatics at the JKU with a quality seal (without conditions) for a seven-year period.

June 22: A Historical Look at the JKU Area: Comprehensive Study during the NS Period

As part of the JKU's year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, a special and unique exhibition recounts the history of the area on which the university is located today: The study by historian Hermann Rafetseder takes an in-depth look at the history of this area during the period of National Socialism, the exhibition is the culmination of an extensive historical documentation project. The exhibition can be seen from now to the end of the year in the Science Park 3 building near the Science Café.

Photo (f.l.): Univ. Prof. Marcus Gräser, head of the Institute of Modern and Contemporary History at the JKU, Dr. Hermann Rafetseder and Rector Meinhard Lukas at today's study presentation - Copyright: JKU/Röbl; image free of charge
Image 1: Camp around Schloss Auhof, Summer 1944; Atlas zur Löschwasserversorgung in Linz © Archiv Hermann Rafetseder

Image 2: Model of a military hospital (also referred to as „Stola“ for short) by Theo Lechner, undated © City of Linz Archives

Images free of charge in association with reports regarding the study and naming each source: Hermann Rafetseder Archives and archives of the city of Linz

June 21: Audi and JKU Linz Create a Center for Artifical Intelligence

Audi and the Johannes Kepler University are conducting joint research on intelligent cars of the future. The university and Audi have created the "Audi-JKU Deep Learning Center". The cooperation between Univ. Prof. Sepp Hochreiter, head of Bioinformatics at the JKU, and Audi aims to push ahead with the use of AI in vehicles.

Image: Audi AG; image free of charge

June 16: Nanotechnologies in Spider Webs

Most webs catch prey by using sticky glue droplets. In hot, dry areas, however, these droplets would not last long. Spiders here use other methods. It does not make a difference to the flies themselves but it does for scientists at the Johannes Kepler University and the RWTH Achen University of Technology.

Photos free of charge, phot credits: Fruitfly in a spider web: Hana Adamova; photo credit Uloborus plumipes catches prey: Anna-Christin Joel

June 8: QS World University Ranking: The JKU on the Fast Track

The Johannes Kepler University Linz is on the fast track: according to the latest QS World University Ranking 2017-2018, the JKU advanced 100 spots. Last in the 551-600 range, the JKU is now in the 471-480 range. In Austria, the Kepler University ranks fourth among the eight universities in Austria.

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