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Welcome to the Institute of Applied Statistics!

Our aim is to contribute to the success of JKU by excellent research and teaching in the area statistics. Within the oldest statistics study program of the German-speaking world we offer a profound education, which offers our graduates best chances in the job market. From the research perspective, we contribute to the development of statistics itself as well as to the development of appropriate statistical methods for interdisciplinary research questions. Therefore, we cooperate with scientists of different research fields and with representatives of the economy.


  • Our research projects focus on the development of methods applicable for new questions arising from applications, statistical modelling as well as design of experiments, biostatistics and computational statistics among others. 
  • We document our research output among others by pulications in leading journals.
  • Besides relevant papers we contribute to the scientific development of JKU by interdisciplinary cooperations with internal and external associates.
    • Within the scope of our study focus Data Science cooperations are/were running with companies such as Hofer, Greiner, voestalpine or Pöttinger. 
    • Within the scope of our study focus Official Statistics we cooperate closely with Statistik Austria, also in the form of internships. 
    • Cooperations in the area of biostatistics are existing/have existed among others with the medical faculty (Kepler Klinikum) as well as the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna within the FWF doctoral program population genetics. 

Institute of Applied Statistics


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Science Park 2, Entresol, Rm. S2 0084

Opening hours sectretary's office

Mo-Fr: 08.00 - 12.00 o'clock
Mo-Th: 13.00 - 16.00 o'clock


+43 732 2468 6801
+43 732 2468 6820


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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree in Statistics and Data Science

Degree Programs

Master's Degree in Statistics



Winter Term 2021/22

Kurt Rothschild School of Economics and Statistics

Kurt Rothschild

News & Events

Event 26.01.2023

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

January, 26th - Ritabrata ‘Rito’ Dutta, University of Warwick, UK (joint work with Lorenzo Pachhiardi and Sherman Khoo): Sampling Likelihood-Free ‘generalized' posteriors with Stochastic Gradient MCMC

Event 19.01.2023

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

January, 19th - Sebastian Fuchs Universität Salzburg: Using dimension reduction for quantifying and estimating predictability and explainability in regression analysis

[Translate to Englisch:] Sebastian Fuchs
Event 12.01.2023

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

January, 12th - Luca Gerardo-Giorda, JKU Linz: Differential equations meet data: quantifying uncertainty for strategy planning in Ecology and Disease.

[Translate to Englisch:] Luca Gerardo-Giorda, JKU Linz
Event 01.12.2022

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

December, 1st - Andrea Berghold, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Austria: Randomization in Clinical Trials