Advancements are made when those who have a common interest work on something together.

The JKU has space for this common interest. With over 120 different institutes, the university supports research and teaching on a wide range of subject areas.

Interested in which areas exactly? Learn more here:

Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences

Chemistry and Polymer Engineering Technologies

Computer Science




Faculty of Social Science, Economics & Business

Business and Business Informatics

Economics and Applied Statistics

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Institute of Modern and Contemporary History (German only)
  • Institute of Philosophy and Scientific Method
  • Institute of Politics and Social Policy (German only)
  • Institute of Social and Economic History (German only)
  • Institute of Sociology (German only)
    • Department of Economic and Organizational Sociology
    • Department of Empirical Social Research
    • Department of Sociology with a focus on Innovation and Digitalization (SID)
    • Department for the Theory of Society and Social Analyses

Education and Psychology

Externally Funded Institutes

Faculty of Law

Civil Law

  • Institute of Roman Law
    • Department of Civil Propaedeutics
  • Institute of Civil Law
    • Department of General Civil Law Dogmatics
    • Department of European Law and Insurance Law
    • Department of International and Uniform Private Law
    • Department of Base-Knowledge Research
    • Department of Private Law Development and Legal Protection
    • Department of Environmental Private Law
    • Department of Business Private Law
  • Multi-Media Law Studies in Linz
    • Department of Multi-Media Civil Law

Public Law

  • Institute of Administrative Law and Administrative Education (German only)
    • Department of Administration Education and Administration Management
    • Department of Environmental Management and Industrial Plant Regulation
    • Department of Legal Protection and Administrative Control
    • Department of Technology Law
  • Institute of Constitutional Law and Political Science (German only)
    • Department of Constitutional and Federal Finance Law
    • Department of Political Science, Legal Ethics and Philosophy
    • Department of Public Business Law
    • Department of Public Procedural Law und Protection of Fundamental Rights
  • Institute of Multi-Media Public Law (German only)
  • Institute of University Law (German only)



Business Law

  • Research Institute of Tax Law and Tax Management
  • Institut of Labor Law and Social Security
  • Institute of European Law
  • Institute of Corporate Finance Law, Tax Law, and Fiscal Policy
  • Institute for the Rights of Basic Social Care and Healthcare Law
  • Institute of Business Law
  • Institute of Public International Law, Air Law, and International Relations
  • Institute of Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy Law and Comparative Civil Procedure

Interdisciplinary Law Studies

  • Environmental Law Institute (German only)
    • Department of Environmental Base Knowledge Research
    • Department of General Environmental Law Dogmatics and Environmental Technology Law
  • Institute for Legal Gender Studies (German only)
  • Institute of Canon and Religious Law and European Legal History (German only)
  • Institute of European and Austrian Civil Procedural Law (German only)
  • Institute of Penology (German only)
    • Department for the Implementation of Penology and Medical Criminal Law
    • Department of Base Knowledge in Penology and Business Criminal Law
    • Department of Corporate Criminal Law and Criminal Law Practice
    • Department of Substantive Criminal Law and Victimology

Interdisciplinary Institutes and Centers



  • Centre for Business Language and Intercultural Communication (German only)
  • Centre for Criminology (German only)