Imagination, a visionary mindset, creativity, and a passion to conduct experiments. Two universities are bringing art and science together, creating a new space to support the synergy needed to address tomorrow's challenges.
The climate crisis, digitalization, and social change processes are ever-present, directly impacting our everyday lives. If we are to continue to not only effectively respond to these new times and conditions but also positively shape change, we need the right tools and skill set, along with a new understanding and more expertise.
The Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Applied Arts Vienna have joined forces to create a space at the crossroads of art and science by creating an inter-university "Art x Science School for Transformation" (pronounced Art cross Science School for Transformation).
Art x Science School for Transformation
Bachelor's in Transformation Studies. Art x Science
PhD Transformation Studies. Art x Science
Vienna & Linz
The School pools the universities’ strengths and expertise in order to confront the pressing issues of our time as well as viably shape the interdisciplinary future of education and research.
Students will learn how to harness the transformative creative force by combining art and science to discover how to come up with solutions and effectively confront global, ecological, social, and digital change processes.
The English-language Bachelor's degree progam "Transformation Studies. Art x Science" and the Ph.D. program "Transformation Studies. Art x Science" are scheduled to kick off in the Fall of 2023. The Senate will approve the final curriculum in the Spring of 2023 and detailed information regarding registration and enrollment will be available soon. Sign up to be on our mailing list now!
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The following link provides you with further information on the bachelor’s degree program. Since the curriculum is still a work in progress, this page will be updated regularly.
The program prepares you to be a collaborative part of complex transformative projects and processes. As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will be in a unique position to take on roles that include being an initiator, facilitator, coordinator, moderator, or a mediator.
You are qualified to work in diverse areas (public institutions, the academic/scientific sector, the private sector,...) as well as support, design, and take responsibility for projects involving a wide range of participants/stakeholders.
Graduates of the Bachelor's degree program are qualified to pursue interdisciplinary graduate degree programs and courses at the JKU, the Vienna University of Applied Arts, as well as at other universities.
In the past, the JKU and like-minded partners formed an alliance to support creative innovation. Under the motto "Innovation through Universitas", a joint manifesto was introduced.