Danube University Krems



In 1995 it opened its doors to students and was first created as a competence center for scientific specialization that focused on the pressing challenges at the time designing study courses accordingly.


Danube University Krems provides extra-occupational university courses as Master programs, studies to qualify as “Academically Accredited Experts” as well as “Certified Programs”. Both PhD studies are connected to the main research areas of Danube University Krems.


Research at Danube University Krems is centered on contemporary and future challenges society faces. In a trans-disciplinary context we build bridges between basic research and practical application, between individual disciplines and – as befits a university for continuing education – most of all to society.

Basics and application in research are combined in the four research fields:

  • Cohesive and Innovative Societies
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Continuing Education Research


The Dual Career Service provides practical information about required formalities (arrival, registration), ranging from child care to postgraduate courses, and assists the partner of Dual Career couples in finding a suitable job. Furthermore, the service cooperates with the Dual Career Service Support of WWTF and other institutions such as AMS (State Employment Office) and the Regional School Inspectors for Lower Austria and Upper Austria.

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Student services

The Service Center for International Relations acts as a competence center and hub, assisting you with your concerns, questions, projects, and international opportunities and acting as an international first point of contact.

Our field of activity is diverse and includes, among other things:

  • Managing mobility (incoming and outgoing)
  • Assisting with applications for third-party funding for Erasmus educational projects
  • Helping to build new collaborations and nurturing existing partnerships

Housing services

  • Kolping Campus Krems: Kolping students residence hall on Campus Krems.
  • arte Hotel Krems: A new 4-star design hotel on campus west (opposite to the university) offering 182 rooms, a fitness center, wellness oasis, a bar and a restaurant.
  • Steigenberger Avance Hotel: A 4-star hotel on the Goldberg (Gold mountain) with 116 rooms, 27 suites, a wellness oasis, and a therapy center. Discount for students and lecturers of Danube University Krems.
  • OeJAB-Europazentrum Krems, student hostel: The hostel "OeJAB-Europazentrum Krems" is situated about 700 meters away from Danube University Krems, quietly and very centrally located at the old city of Krems with pedestrian area, restaurants and shopping.

ICT services

The IT Unit offers central IT-Services for students and is available as a contact in case of technical problems. Wireless LAN (also with an eduroam account) is available at the Campus, as are freely accessible work and surf stations for students. At the time of registration every student receives his/her own e-mail address and various accounts for the University's network and services.

Student Life

Campus life

The Campus itself is a byword for, and a focus on student life for universities throughout the world. Since October 2005 Danube University Krems is also a campus university. Spanning an area of 34,000 square meters, the campus is utilized jointly by Danube University Krems, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences. It is equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, comfortable accommodations, a varied range of food services, and an arthouse cinema. Campus Krems offers the ideal environment for learning, research and living for more than 11,000 students and over 600 staff members.

Sports facilities

Campus Sports is the central sport hub in Krems not only making offers for students and the staff of all universities and colleges on the campus, but also for the city’s inhabitants.

Campus Sports offers:

  • A wide range of courses in the summer and winter semesters
  • Nutrition workshops
  • Special sports programs between semesters


Danube University Krems combines ongoing innovation in research and teaching with the highest standards and holds the seal of quality of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria).

Student Reviews

Great Experience in AATP double degree programme!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The interactive methods of teaching motivate me to study better and invest more time and energy to learning and researching. Besides, gaining knowledge based both on practice and theory, I could start my little business and decide what I want to study next in my master degree.

Masters at DPU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

everything was good regarding theortical part of the study

Great Master studies
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university is really great. During my studies I learned really a lot in the European and domestic law. All the readers was recognized and highly motivated. Particularly the possibility to join in their research was a great experience! Unfortunately the university has very limited access to continuing PhD studies.

Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria, Austria

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