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May 2009

University Senate and Austrian Student Union Linz Against the Threat of Political Monopolization of Universities

The federal government intends to amend the Universities Act. The federal government is proceeding secretly with the “further development” of the Universities Act and as we know, “speed kills”. The amendment is set to be voted on next week. The University Senate at JKU and the Austrian Student Union in Linz demand the disclosure of the draft. Reforms should be made together with all parties involved and not against them. Pdf file below in German only.

New Masters Program in Law and Business for Engineers at JKU set to begin in Winter Semester 2009/2010

Beginning in the Winter Semester 2009/2010, graduates of studies in engineering or natural sciences at JKU will have a unique opportunity to enroll in a new masters program designed to expand educational background in the areas of law and business. Pdf file in German only.

application/pdfPA Neues Masterstudium Recht und Wirtschaft fuer TechnikerInnen (23KB, New Masters Program in Legal and Business Aspects for Technics, German only)

50 Alumni of the Distance Learning University Hagen Honored

On Friday, May 8, fifty alumni of the Distance Learning University in Hagen were ceremoniously honored at the Civic Center in Steyr in the presence of representatives from the Austrian federation, city and partner universities in Hagen and JKU. The majority of the alumni were accompanied by the Center of Distance Learning Studies in Steyr, the rest by the Center of Distance Learning in Vienna. Pdf file below available in German only.

RECENDT Ltd.: New Jewel in the Upper Austrian Scientific Community, Press Conference from May 4, 2009

Participants (in alphabetical order):

  • DI Dr. Peter Burgholzer, CEO RECENDT and Lab Supervisor CD-Labor
  • o.Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Richard Hagelauer, Rector Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • DI Dr. Otmar Höglinger, GF Upper Austrian Research GmbH
  • KommR Viktor SIGL, Upper Austrian Government, Business

International Energy Experts at JKU

Dr. Franz Bauer of the VGB Power Tech in Essen is one of today’s leading experts in energy. On May 4th, Dr. Bauer held a talk on issues regarding energy claiming that the demands for environmental protection, cost effectiveness and the supply guarantee of energy can be maintained.