The Vice-Rectorate for Research, Gender and Diversity.

Vice-Rector and Office of the Vice-Rectorate

The Vice-Rector of Research's role is to support the JKU's strategic research direction, support research and business collaborations, and promote knowledge transfer.

Research Service and Knowledge Transfer

Staff at the Department of Research Service and Knowledge Transfer provide general information and academic advising pertaining to externally funded projects, research funding, and research funding programs, and assist with the application procedures. Research information is collected and analyzed via FoDok, the research documentation database. JKU Transfer is the first point of contact for companies looking to collaborate with our scholars and scientists. The department has implemented many measures to support the successful transfer of knowledge from science to industry.

IPR Management

The staff at the Department of IPR Management provide JKU employees with counseling and academic advising services ranging from issues relating to intellectual property rights (IPR), answering questions about invention disclosure, to supporting the transition of research findings to real-world practices.

Ombudsman to ensure good scientific practice

The ombudsman's office of Johannes Kepler University Linz sees itself as the first point of contact for researchers who wish to make allegations of scientific misconduct.

Gender & Diversity Management

The office of Gender & Diversity Management focuses on important, socio-political areas pertaining to equality and diversity. The core areas of action include issues relating to the advancement of women and equal opportunities for the sexes, social inclusion and diversity, and work/life balance.


„Responsible research enhances knowledge in a creative way, pursues curiosity, and captures the core of the universe. It serves to bridge collaborative developments and innovative applications by supporting and contributing to the evolution of a diverse humanity that can transcend borders.“
Univ. Prof. Dr. Alberta Bonanni
[Translate to Englisch:] Photo of Alberta Bonanni