JKU Open House

Open House at the Johannes Kepler University Linz! Visit us on Friday, April 5, 2024, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at the Kepler Hall on campus and learn more about the academic degree programs we offer!

Take advantage of an on-site visit to:

  • learn more about over 100 academic degree programs and university programs
  • take a free study assessment test to find out where your academic strengths lie
  • meet and get to know your (future) professors
  • follow lectures, presentations, and try your hand at conducting experiments
  • get a taste of student life on campus and try our homemade nitrogen ice cream, and much more!
  • enjoy culinary delights from our food trucks.

JKU Open House


Friday, April 5, 2024
9.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Kepler Hall
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

Program Information

The JKU's Open House includes an exhibition park, presentations, lectures, the opportunity to conduct experiments, and much more. Enjoy a beautiful spring day at our campus and get to know your university better!


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Find the right degree program for you at the JKU!

Be it medicine, law, engineering, computer sciences, education, natural sciences, social sciences, economics and business, Art x Science or Digitalization, Open House is an ideal opportunity to learn more about the JKU and the over 100 academic degree programs and university courses we offer!

Academic Degree Programs at the JKU

Use our online tool to help you find the degree program you are looking for!

Exhibition Park

Information booths at the Exhibition Park ("Messepark"), Kepler Hall: Learn more about the degree programs you are interested in. The "Messepark" is where you can meet program coordinators, professors and students. Do you have questions about admissions, student dorms near campus, or are you looking for help to organize your studies? You can talk with representatives from the Admissions Office, the International Welcome Center, various student dormitories, the Austrian Student Union (ÖH), etc.!

WHERE? Kepler Hall / Foyer

WHEN? 9.00 AM - 5:00 PM


Special Mechatronics Tours

Take a scheduled tour and learn more about

  • how to get the fastest cup of coffee at the Institute of Robotics
  • how to let things fly at the Institute of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics
  • how the invisible hand at the Institute of Automatic Control and Control Systems Technology secretly runs the world

WHERE? Kepler Hall / Foyer

WHEN? 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:30 PM


Special Tours "From Plastic to Photovoltaic Modules"

WHERE? Kepler Hall / Foyer

WHEN? 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM

JKU Messestand mit Besuchern

Live on Stage: Presentations, Interviews

Short presentations and interviews will take place live on stage at the Kepler Hall. Please note that the presentations will be held in German only.


Presentation Program
Time Topic Speaker
09.00 - 09.20 AM "Master's Degree: Economics & Business Analytics"

Dean Gerald Pruckner, SOWI & Prof.  Sophie N. Parragh, Institute of Production and Logistics Management, opens in new window

09.30 - 09.50 AM "Einsatz digitaler Instrumente im Recht" Anna Schöfecker, Linz Institute of Technology
10.00 - 10.20 AM "KI im Kühlschrank, 5G im Auto: dein Elektronikstudium auf der digitalen Überholspur!" Prof. Mario Huemer, Institute of Signal Processing, opens in new window
10.30 - 10.50 AM "Mechatronik ist mehr als du glaubst" Prof. Bernhard Jakoby, Institute of Microelectronics and Microsensors, opens in new window
10:50 - 11:00 AM "Management und Leadership für Frauen" Katharina Musil, Institute of Leadership Change Management, opens in new window
11:00 - 11:20 AM "KI - aber wie? Was Wirtschaftsinformatik mit KI zu tun hat!" Prof. Barbara Krumay, Institute for Business Informatics
11:20 - 11:30 AM Interview: International Office & the EC²U Alliance Office Manfred Heublein, EC²U and Elke Reisinger
11:30 - 11:50 AM "Neurologie – die Detektiv-Disziplin in der Medizin" Univ. Doz. Christian Eggers, Department of Neurology
11:50 - 12:00 PM Interview: Linz Teacher Education Studies, Secondary Level (LiLeS) Florian Minichberger and Günter Knoll, LiLeS
12:00 - 12:20 PM "(R)Echt cool: Steuern studieren an der JKU Linz" Prof. Thomas Bieber, Institute of Corporate Finance Law, Tax Law, and Fiscal Policy
12:20 - 12:30 PM Interview: University SPORTS Institute (USI) & the JKU Astros Martin Weiß, head of the University Sports Institute & Lorenz Wolf, JKU Astros brand manager
12:30 - 12:50 PM "Statistik und Data Science - Mit der Analyse von Daten am Puls der Zeit" Prof. Andreas Quatember, Institute of Applied Statistics, opens in new window
12:50 - 1:00 PM Performance by the Kepler Wind Orchestra Kepler Wind Orchestra
1:00 - 1:20 PM "JKU Mission 2030: Essenzielle Polymerwerkstoffe" Prof. Gernot M. Wallner, Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing, opens in new window
1:20 - 1:30 PM Interview with JKU Rector Stefan Koch Stefan Koch, Rector of the Johannes Kepler University
1:30 - 1:40 PM Performance by the Kepler Wind Orchestra Kepler Wind Orchestra
1:40 - 1:50 PM Interview: JKU Alumni Club Florian Mayer, head of the JKU Alumni Club
1:50 - 1:00 PM Performance by the Kepler Wind Orchestra Kepler Wind Orchestra
2:00 - 2:20 PM "Wirtschaftspsychologie" Prof. Eduard Brandstätter, Institute for Psychology
2:30 - 2:50 PM "Das Studium der Technischen Physik" Prof. Thomas Klar, Institute of Applied Physics, opens in new window
2:50 - 3:00 PM Interview: JKU Business School Katrin Mayrhofer-Schmirl, head of the JKU Business School
3:00 - 3:20 PM "Aktuelle Streitpunkte im Umweltrecht: Wolf - Windkraft - Baumgefahr" Prof. Erika M. Wagner, Environmental Law Institute
3:30 - 3:50 PM "Medizin die richtige Entscheidung!" Prof. Tobias Gotterbarm, head of Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
4:00 - 4:20 PM "AI zerbricht" Dean Alois Ferscha, Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences


Free Study Assessment Test

What are you passionate about? What do you consider to be a sensible degree program? What is your gut feeling? The JKU offers over 100 degree programs and university courses, meaning you are spoiled for choice! Take a free study assessment test and find out which degree program might best suit your interests and talent.

WHERE? Kepler Hall, organized by the Office of Psychological Student Counseling

WHEN? 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Campus Tours

Modern laboratories and industrial workshops, a floating café, a 60-meter tall viewing platform, a brand new Learning Center, beach volleyball courts, a soccer field, and much more. The JKU campus is a space to learn and experience new things, relax, and party. Discover the university during a campus tour!

WHERE? Kepler Hall

WHEN? 10.00 AM, 11.00 AM, 12.00 AM, 1.00 PM, 2.00 PM and 3.00 PM 


Come With Your Whole Class! 

Exclusive campus tours for you and your class are also a part of the JKU's Open House Day! Just send us an e-mail and we can arrange the time.

gehende Studierende vor Science Park Unterführung

International Welcome Center

This online Zoom meeting is an opportunity for prospective international students to learn more about taking their first steps at the JKU Linz! Learn more about the International Welcome Center, your initial point of contact here in Linz. We can also answer any questions you may have about living and studying in Linz!

This info session will take place in English! 


WHEN? April 5, 2024, 1.00 PM - 2.00 PM

Instagram Live Stream from the JKU Open House

Can't make it to the JKU's Open House? Regardless of where you are, you can still take part and learn more about your future university! Join us for the JKU’s Instagram livestream during the JKU Open House!! Let us introduce you to the JKU campus, listen in as they chat with professors about the degree programs you’re interested in, and enjoy exclusive insight into everyday student life at the JKU! Follow the JKU on Instagram - you even have an opportunity to ask questions!


WHERE? Instagram Live stream via instagram.com/jkulinz

WHEN? 9.00 AM - 5:00 PM

Self-Guided JKU Campus Tour

A drone catch net, edible hedges, a floating café, and much more at the JKU - and at any time! If you have time to take a walk, grab your smartphone to visit the spots on the map and use the QR codes for info. You'll find a lot of interesting information about your university. Click here for the map and start a self-guided tour:

This was the 2023 Open House at the JKU!

The photos from Friday, April 14, 2023, are on display in Kepler Hall at the JKU. We would like to thank all of the visitors who came and we look forward to seeing you at the JKU again soon!


Student Housing at the JKU Campus

Your home away from home. Student dorms or shared flats - learn more about student housing options here.

Recreation at the JKU Campus

Cafés, the university cafeteria, beach volleyball courts, fitness studio, shopping - everything you need on a daily basis, plus recreational activities on campus.
Beachvolleyball Platz Linz