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Johannes Kepler University Linz

4.2 out of 5 (68 ratings / 26 reviews) Linz, Austria
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.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (10)
Business & Management (6)
Engineering & Technology (5)
Social Sciences (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
  • Engineering – Natural Sciences / Academic Degree Programs
  • Diplomingenieur (DI) Computer Mathematics
    Engineering – Natural Sciences / Academic Degree Programs
  • Diplomingenieur (DI) Computer Science
    Engineering – Natural Sciences / Academic Degree Programs
Medicine & Health (2)

About

History

Efforts to establish higher education in Linz date back to the 16th century. Following an agricultural and a Latin school, the "k.k. Lyceum" was established but closed in 1849.  Beginning in the middle of the 19th century, Linz envisioned several proposals time and again to establish a university offering studies in law, medicine, engineering, or a medical university. 

Education

There are 64 fields of studies to choose from at the JKU. Our programs are contemporary, consistently updated, and constantly growing. And because making a choice is not always easy, the JKU offers comprehensive and individual academic advising services. We want to help you find the degree program that best suits your interests and talents.

 

Research

The following general university research priorities have been defined at the JKU:

  • Digital Transformation: This field focuses on digitization as a malleable process with comprehensive technological, social and economic conditions and impacting features.
  • Sustainable Development: Responsible Technologies & Management: The goal is to pool existing and broadly-based but fragmented research activities to include various areas of sustainable development and continue to strengthen them.
  • Transformation in Finance and Financial Institutions: In lieu of FinTech, the financial sector is currently experiencing a fundamental period of transition that includes all new risks and constantly changing legal terms and conditions. 

Career

Our mission is to provide experienced tips and advice about job search strategies, how to put an effective application and documents together, and how to be professional when interviewing. 

JKU s services:

  • JKU Career Day
  • CV Review
  • Individual Career Consultation
  • Get Job Interview Tips & Advice
  • Application Photo
  • Career Guidebook
  • Color Analysis
  • Job Magazine Karriere News
  • Thesis Board

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
456 15
2018
471 80
2017
551
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
501
2018
501 -100
2017
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
708 -35
2017
673
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

There are many on and off-campus advising services available at the JKU.

  •  Studies Information and Academic Advising Services (SIBS)

We have a team of experts on hand to answer all of your questions!

  • Austrian Student Union (ÖH)

The JKU Austrian Student Union is a great place to start, make contacts, and socialize. The Austrian Student Union also represents your interests as student.

  • Psychological Counseling Center

Stressed about exams? Fear of failure? ... Our team of psychologists is here to help you free of charge and anonymously.

  • Childcare Services

Do you have childcare responsibilities and wish to study and work but are wondering how to balance it all? 

Housing services

The JKU International Office takes care of the room reservation for exchange students.

After your official nomination, you will get more detailed information about the special conditions for exchange students.

The following dorms are within walking distance:

  • ESH
  • HARRY'S HOME
  • JOHANNES KEPLER HEIM
  • KHG
  • RAAB HEIM
  • WIST-HAUS LINZ

Library services

The main campus library at the JKU is your local information service provider to support academic learning and research.

Divided into multiple sections, printed inventory at the main campus library as well as at the two faculty libraries and at several specialized libraries and other smaller sites offer approximately 1 million volumes and 900 subscribed journals.

 

ICT services

At JKU you are part of an institution that contributes significantly to advancements in technology and social development. The JKU is conducting cutting-edge, pioneering work. This includes being the first university in Austria to create a "WirelessCampus", meaning providing free, unlimited and comprehensive internet access to all students.

Student Life

Campus life

The JKU campus is practical for many reasons: because the buildings are in close proximity on the campus, you do not waste time criss-crossing the city. Take advantage of one of many places on campus to relax and hang out with fellow classmates and friends. Enjoy your time on campus, whether you are attending an on-campus student party, playing sports, or enjoying a cup of coffee - kick back and take a break.

Sports facilities

Looking to work up a sweat, fight, play, relax, dance, or be healthy:

Here you will find conventional or trendy classes, different types of conditioning courses, calming exercise classes - virtually everything to get you up and moving.

Join us: university and college students, employees, and alumni can sign up for classes. Non-university affiliated persons can take available open spots.

Student Reviews

JKU a great place to study
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
JKU is a great university if you value good teacher availability and professors that support you during your academic career as good as possible. Regarding the curriculum in the Economics major, I would love to have more demanding courses that better prepare you for demand master degrees abroad. Nonetheless, the over all study experience is great and you'll meet a lot of great people during you...
Not so easy Teamworking: very very useful.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not so easy Teamworking: very very useful
More work during semestr No exam period but longer holiday S...
Anonymous rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
More work during semestr No exam period but longer holiday School ends in the end Jun.