The JKU provides its scientists with an open, attractive and independent place to conduct ground-breaking, innovative research. The university supports the uninhibited acquisition of knowledge and key findings. At the same time, the freedom of science implies that scientists must conduct themselves responsibly toward society (Responsible Science).
The JKU considers itself a strongly rooted, regional institution but at the same time, an internationally-oriented university propelling itself to become a leading European academic institution.
The JKU's success and potential have been firmly established by its assets and strengths:
- Deep roots and a strong legacy in the region
- International activities
- Anchored as part of society and the local business community
- Excellent employees
- Innovation through interdisciplinary practices
- Real-world practices integrated in to teaching and research
- Strong campus culture