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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 11.01.2024

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

January, 11th

Hofrat Mag. Dr. Gernot Filipp, Leiter Landesstatistik und Verwaltungscontrolling, Amt der Salzburger Landesregierung: „Grenzgebiete“ – Überschneidungen von Theorie und Praxis in der amtlichen Statistik

Event 23.11.2023

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

November 23rd

Paula Camelia Trandafir, Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics, Public University of Navarre: Age-specific spatio-temporal patterns of ovarian cancer mortality in Spain

[Translate to Englisch:] PaulaTrandafir
Event 16.11.2023

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

November 16th

Prof. Dr. Yarema Okhrin, Chair of Statistics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Augsburg: Computer-vision-based Bitcoin price forecasting with relevance-based clustering

[Translate to Englisch:] okhrin
Event 15.06.2023

Research Seminar at the Institute of Applied Statistics

June, 15th - Prof. Eiichi Isogai, Niigata University, Japan: "Sequential Estimation Problems", partially joint work with Andreas Futschik (Institut für angewandte Statistik, JKU)