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Welcome to the Institute of Applied Statistics!

Our goal is to contribute to the JKU's success by means of conducting outstanding research and education in the area of statistics. As part of the oldest statistics degree program in German-speaking Europe, we offer sound education, thereby giving our graduates ideal professional opportunities in the job market. From a research perspective, we contribute to developing statistics itself as well as developing appropriate statistical methods to support interdisciplinary research questions. In this regard, we collaborate with academics and scientists from different research areas and members of the business community.


  • Our research projects focus on developing methods to apply to new questions stemming from applications, statistical modelling as well as design of experiments, biostatistics and computational statistics, among others. 
  • We document our research output by means publications in leading journals.
  • In addition to corresponding papers, we contribute to the JKU's scientific development through interdisciplinary partnerships with internal and external associates.
    • As part of the scope of our academic focus, Data Science successfully collaborates with companies such as Hofer, Greiner, voestalpine, and Pöttinger. 
    • As part of the scope of our academic focus, Official Statistics collaborates closely with Statistik Austria, also in the form of providing internships. 
    • We also collaborate in the area of biostatistics with the JKU's Faculty of Medicine (Kepler Klinikum) as well as with the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, as part of the FWF doctoral program in population genetics. 

Institute of Applied Statistics


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Science Park 2, Entresol, Rm. S2 0084

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 8.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Mon-Thurs: 1.00 - 4.00 PM


+43 732 2468 6801
+43 732 2468 6820


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Our Team



Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree in Statistics and Data Science

Degree Programs

Master's Degree in Statistics



Winter Semester 2021/2022

Kurt Rothschild School of Economics and Statistics

Kurt Rothschild

News & Events

Event 13.06.2024

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

June 13th:

Prof. em. Emmanuel Lesaffre, I-Biostat, KU Leuven, Belgium: The use of historical data in clinical trials: Does it pay off?

Event 25.04.2024

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

April 25th:

Prof. Asger Hobolth, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Denmark: Phase-type distributions in mathematical population genetics: An emerging framework. (The talk is based on joint work with Iker Rivas-Gonzalez (Leipzig), Mogens Bladt (Copenhagen) and Andreas Futschik (Linz).)

[Translate to Englisch:] Asger Hobolth
Event 18.04.2024

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

April, 18th

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johann Bacher, Institut für Soziologie / Abteilung für Empirische Sozialforschung, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria: Datenverknüpfung als neue Herausforderung der Umfrageforschung

[Translate to Englisch:] Johann Bacher
Event 11.04.2024

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

April 11th:

Dr. Magdalena Muszynska-Spielauer, Institut für Angewandte Statistik, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria: Different dimensions of lifespan inequality