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Linz Institute of Technology (LIT).

The Johannes Kepler University has always been known for more than just engineering and has a reputation for tradition, technological creativity and accomplishment.

The Linz Institute of Technology, or simply LIT for short, brings these ideals together, becoming the place where tradition meets the future. Researchers from different departments and across faculties in the field of technology and engineering can come together and connect here. Many internationally active companies are involved, providing their support as cooperation partners in order to drive research of tomorrow.

Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at LIT. JKU scientists conduct cutting-edge research and pass their expertise on to the next generation. Students "learn by doing" and are actively involved in conducting 'the research of tomorrow'. All subject areas and departments at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences work together here.

Linz Institute
of Technology

LIT Office


Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz, Austria




News 23.02.2023

Winner of the AI School of the Year at JKU Linz's AI Program

As part of the Federal Competition for Artificial Intelligence, or BWKI, which was organized by the Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence (ASAI) and sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), an AI course was offered to high school students. At the course, students were able to acquire practical knowledge about Machine Learning and Deep Learning, the key technologies for modern AI, and put it into interactive tests. In the process, the participants from Vienna's HTL Rennweg scored by far the most points in all of Austria, earning them the title of AI School of the Year. Their computer science teacher DI Dr. Harald Zainzinger motivated the students to this remarkable achievement as part of the free subject Artificial Intelligence.

Together with the BWKI winning team of the prize "AI for Green" from HTL Spengergasse, the winners visited the poster session of the master theses of the AI study at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) on 19.01.2023.

This allowed them to get in direct contact with the students and ask questions about their research and research results. This gave the students an insight into current research and information about what development opportunities the AI program at JKU offers. It was a valuable experience for the students and a great opportunity to network, talk to professors and students and also meet representatives of ÖH-JKU. This gave the students an unusually direct and deep insight into research topics at JKU, which everyone involved found very enriching.

We would like to thank the BWKI team at ASAI, DI Dr. Bernhard Nessler,

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Bernhard Moser, Valentina Lackstätter and the organizer of the AI poster session Dr. Sebastian Lehner from the Institute for Machine Learning & LIT AI Lab for the great collaboration and we are looking forward to offering more joint events in the future in cooperation between ASAI and ELLIS Unit Linz / JKU and to give students in Austria the opportunity to develop their talents and interests in AI.



News 15.02.2023

OIC Onboarding

An ideal way to welcome new members to the LIT Open Innovation Center.

News 10.01.2023

ELLIS research programs: Two new proposals accepted

Great news! We are excited to announce that the proposals ‘Machine Learning for
Molecule Discovery’ and ‘Learning for Graphics and Vision’ have been accepted as new ELLIS programs.
They will push the scientific boundaries of their respective areas by fostering exchange and research
collaborations among outstanding researchers in Europe.

News 13.12.2022

The New ELLIS Program: The JKU Spearheads AI Molecular Research in Europe

Be it image recognition software, chatbots, or a browser’s search algorithm, self-learning systems are now an undeniable part of everyday life.


Event 18.01.2023

ELISE 2nd Open Call - Webinar 1

Are you excited to learn more about ELISE 2nd open call? Join our first webinar online!

Event 13.06.2023

LIT Breakfast Briefing

Philipp Homar (Institute for Business Law), Katharina Rusch / Melanie Knöbl und Simon Moser (Energy Institute)

Event 19.01.2023

Idea Hour x datavisyn

Together with tech2b, we are organizing an "Idea Hour" for entrepreneurs (and those who wish to become an entrepreneuer!).