Faculties & Schools.

Each university offers degree programs in specific subject areas. Each subject area is taught and researched at so-called faculties and schools.

The JKU has four faculties and six schools which, in turn, have their own subject-specific departments where internationally renowned faculty members work and where each year, thousands of new students pursue higher education. Speaking of higher education: If you want to know more about the JKU's faculties and schools, just scroll down a bit.


Engineering and Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences (TNF) at the JKU is home to 60 institutes, 30 academic degree programs, and the "MACH" supercomputer. This computer's storage capacity is equivalent to approximately eight billion sheets of A4-size paper. In other words, all piled up the result would be an 800-km stack of paper. There is still memory available for the projects of approximately 4,500 students in the following departments:

  • Chemistry and Polymer Engineering Technologies
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics


  • Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences


Business and Social Sciences

With 35 institutes and over 7,000 enrolled students, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business (SOWI) is the Johannes Kepler University's largest faculty. Established in 1966, today the faculty offers 32 academic degree programs and includes the following departments:

  • Business and Business Informatics
  • Economics and Applied Statistics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Education and Psychology


  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business



In addition to 20 institutes and 5 academic degree program, the Faculty of Law (RE) at the JKU is also home to Austria's largest legal library. The collection contains over 150,000 books and 20,000 journal volumes - quite a bit of reading material for approximately 8,000 enrolled students studying:

  • Civil Law
  • Business Law
  • Interdisciplinary Legal Sciences
  • Public Law


Founded in 2014, the Faculty of Medicine (MED) is the JKU's youngest faculty. The JKU is the first university in Austria to offer studies in Human Medicine in the Bachelor / Master degree system. The Faculty of Medicine is home to 30 institutes and 3 degree programs for approximately 1,800 enrolled students.

  • Faculty of Medicine



Linz Institute of Technology

Engineering in Linz -  the Johannes Kepler University Linz is renowned for its globally recognized quality educational degree programs. The Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) brings the JKU's brilliance and  creative powers under one roof.  Valuable collaboration partners include a large number of internationally active business and industrial companies. Joint research - stemming from over 50 years of practiced tradition - is a key factor of continual regional advancement. The school provides project-oriented funding through LIT Calls and includes permanent research centers.

  • Linz Institute of Technology


Linz School of Education

Founded in 2016, the Linz School of Education at the JKU pools and coordinates interdisciplinary responsibilities as part of JKU's commitment to pedagogics and education. In addition to the core task of teaching, our educational experts also focus on educational sciences and research in didactics to support the program in teacher education studies, learning and teaching at schools, the education system and its paramters at an international level.

  • Linz School of Education


Business School

The JKU's new Business School has high educational goals that include creating "strong future business leaders". Students will offer a number of degree programs in English as well as the opportunity to earn a double degree in cooperation with partner universities abroad. The JKU Business School's direction is embedded in the JKU's technology-oriented environment and strives to include key fields, such as digital transformation, as part of the interdisciplinary curricula. Students can choose from 12 academic degree programs (3 Bachelor's degree programs and 9 Master's degree programs) according to personal strengths and interests.

Kurt Rothschild School of Economics and Statistics

Kurt W. Rothschild, a formative figure not only at the JKU but also in the field of post-war economics, is the namesake for the Kurt Rothschild School of Economics and Statistics. Following in the former JKU Rector's tradition of conducting forward-thinking, pioneering work, those at the Kurt Rothschild School of Economics and Statistics aim to conduct high-quality, internationally visible research in the fields of Epidemiology & Public Health, the Future of Work, and Data Science, thereby bringing empirical economic research together with statistical methods, big data, and digitization. In this regard, we aim to adhere to Rothschild's prognostic words in that "...national economies need to always be mindful that theory should never become an end in itself. It should always serve to shed light on our environment to make things better and more humane."

  • Kurt Rothschild School of Economics and Statistics


Linz Institute for Transformative Change (LIFT_C)

We live in an age of multiple crises, ranging from environmental issues to facing our reservations about artificial intelligence. LIFT_C is a pacesetter on the road to change, generating momentum to initiate change and collectively address today's challenges. LIFT_C encourages interdisciplinary research, innovative educational approaches, and collaboration at the crossroads of academia and broader society.

  • Linz Institute for Transformative Change


School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSSH)