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Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) - Austria. March 2014. 1. JKU Management Team. Univ.Prof. DDr. Herbert Kalb Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs. Dr. Barbara Romauer Vice-Rector of Finance. o.Univ.Prof. Dr. DI Richard Hagelauer Rector. Univ.Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kotsis

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jku management team
JKU Management Team

Univ.Prof. DDr. Herbert Kalb

Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs

Dr. Barbara Romauer

Vice-Rector of Finance

o.Univ.Prof. Dr. DI Richard Hagelauer Rector

Univ.Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kotsis

Vice-Rector of Research

o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Friedrich Roithmayr

Vice-Rector for International Affairs

knowledge needs expanse foundation of the university
Knowledge needs expanse – Foundation of the University
  • 1962: The „Academy of Social and Economic Sciences in Linz“ was established and confirmed by legal statute
  • 1966: Start of study programs
  • 1975: Foundation of the third faculty, the Faculty of Law;

University senate decides in favour of the name „Johannes Kepler University of Linz“ (JKU Linz)

jku vision
JKU Vision
  • Socio-Political Responsibility
  • Science and ResearchTimes Higher Education Ranking has positioned JKU „100 under 50“ on position 64
  • Education
  • Internationalisation
  • Driving Management Strategies
times higher education ranking 2013
Times Higher Education Ranking 2013
  • JKU and Medical University of Vienna only Austrian universities in the top 100
  • JKU Nr. 64 worldwide
  • JKU Nr. 6 in German speaking area
  • brilliant value in the fields
    • Citations (59,3/100)
    • International outlook (59/100)
microsoft field ranking 2014 jku under top 50
Microsoft Field Ranking - 2014 JKU under Top 50
  • Microsoft Academic Search, has ranked JKU in the field "Software Engineering" at Position 34 under 3335 ranked institutions worldwide.
  • In the field ranking JKU is close with Stanford University, University of Zurich, Peking University, RWTH Aachen, MIT Boston.
top ranking in economics
Top ranking in economics
  • Handelsblatt- Ranking position 75
  • 3 Researchers under the top 100 in Europe
  • Best Austrian researchers in economics

position 1: o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Friedrich Schneiderposition 2: Univ. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Winter-Ebmerposition 3: Univ.Prof. Joseph Francis Francois Ph.D.position 34: Priv.Doz. Dr. René Böheimposition 41: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Doris Weichselbaumerposition 42: Priv.Doz. Dr. Johann Scharlerposition 47: o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Michael Landesmannposition 52: o.Univ.Prof. DDr. Johann K. Brunnerposition 55: Univ.Prof. Dr. Christine Zulehner

jku science park1
JKU Science Park



mensa building

Entanglement between nature and infrastructure

the jku at a glance
The JKU at a glance
  • 4Faculties (119 Institutes)
    • FacultyofSocialSciences, Economics and Business
    • Law Faculty
    • Facultyof Engineering and Natural Sciences
    • Medical Faculty
  • 19.400 students~ 11 % international students
  • 62 Bachelor-, Master- und PhDprograms
  • Cooperationwithover 250 partneruniversities in over 50 countries
  • 2.670 Employees(over 120 fullprofessors, over 1.300 academicfaculty)
  • Income 2013: 136 Mio. Euro

National and international students



third countries

faculty of social sciences economics and business
Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business
  • Academic staff: about 300
  • About 7.970 students
  • About 870 alumni per year
  • Fields of Excellences
    • Management
    • Social Systems and Welfare Policy
    • Labour Markets and Economic Policy (SHARE Project, 15 MIO €; …)
    • Innovation support
faculty of social sciences economics and business programs
Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Programs
  • Humanities and Cultural Studies:
    • Humanities and Cultural Studies (Doctorate Degree Program)
    • Cultural Studies (Bachelor\'s Degree Program)
    • Political Education (Master\'s Degree Program)
faculty of social sciences economics and business programs1
Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Programs
  • Social Sciences, Economics and Business:
    • Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (Master\'s Degree Program)
    • Digital Business Management (Master\'s Degree Program)
    • Finance and Accounting (Master\'s Degree Program)
    • Economics (Master\'s Degree)
    • General Management (Master\'s Degree)
    • Global Business (Master\'s Degree)
    • Management and Applied Economics (Master\'s Degree)
    • PhD Program in Economics (Doctorate Program)
faculty of social sciences economics and business programs2
Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Programs
    • Social and Economic Sciences (Doctorate Program)
    • Social Economics (Bachelor’s Degree Program and Master’s Degree)
    • Sociology (Bachelor’s Degree Program and Master\'s Degree Program)
    • Statistics (Bachelor’s Degree Program and Master\'s Degree Program)
    • Business Informatics (Bachelor’s Degree Program and Master\'s Degree Program)
    • Business Education (Diploma Degree Program)
    • Business and Economics (Bachelor\'s Degree Program)
  • Interdisciplinary Degree Programs:
    • Web Sciences (Master\'s Degree Program)
faculty of law
Faculty of Law
  • Academic staff: about 90
  • About 7.440 students
  • Multimedia Diploma Study Program in law through e-learning
  • About 330 alumni per year
  • Fields of Excellences
    • Business and Tax Law
    • Intellectual Property Right (IPR)
    • Economic Law
    • Faculty members are judge in Constiutional court
faculty of law programs
Faculty of Law - Programs
  • Law (DiplomaDegreeProgramandDoctorateDegreeProgram)
  • Legal and Business Aspects in Technics (Master’s Degree Program)
  • Taxation (Master‘sDegreeProgram)
  • Business Law (Bachelor‘sDegreeProgram)
academic degree programs in humanities and cultural studies interdisciplinary programs
Academic Degree Programs in Humanities and Cultural Studies & Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Humanitiesand Cultural Studies (DoctorateDegreeProgram)
  • Cultural Studies (Bachelor‘sDegreeProgram)
  • Political Education (Master‘sDegreeProgram)


  • Web Sciences (Master‘sDegreeProgram)
faculty of engineering and natural sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Academic staff: about 170
  • About 4.070 students
  • About 540 alumni per year
  • Fields of Excellences
    • Computation in Informatics and Mathematics
    • Mechatronics and Information Processing
    • Nano-, Bio- and Polymer Systems: from structure to function
faculty of engineering and natural sciences programs
Faculty of Engineering and Natural SciencesPrograms
  • Chemistry (Biological, Polymer, Technical, Industrial Engineering)
  • Computer Science (Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Network Administration and Security, Pervasive Computing, Software Engineering)
  • Information Electronics
  • Polymer Engineering and Technologies (Polymer Engineering and Technologies, Polymer Technologies and Science, Management in Polymer Technologies)
faculty of engineering and natural sciences programs1
Faculty of Engineering and Natural SciencesPrograms
  • Mathematics (Computer Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematics for Natural Sciences, Technical Mathematics)
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics (Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Molecular BioSciences, Nanoscience and Technology, Technical Physics)
  • Teacher Education Studies in Engineering and Natural Sciences TeachingSubjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Computer Science Management
medical faculty
Medical Faculty
  • Start of the study program in October 2014 with 60 students
  • Cooperation project with the medical university of Graz
  • Stepwise increasing with 300 beginners in 2022/2023
accreditation audit a competitive advantage
Accreditation/Audit – a competitive advantage
  • Accreditations/Audits are of increasing importance in the field of Higher Education
  • Accreditations/Audits are a competitive advantage of an universitiy
  • Study programmes are accredited
  • JKU Linz accredited the study programmes Bachelor Business Informatics and Master Business Informatics in 2011
  • Further accreditations are planned
some important strategic partners
Some Important Strategic Partners
  • Voest Alpine (Surface Analytics)
  • Infineon (Microelectronics, Mobile Phones)
  • Siemens (Software Engineering)
  • Borealis and OMV (Polymer Chemistry and Processing)
  • Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi (Polymer Chemistry)
  • Oracle (System Software)
  • .....
the global network is the value of jku
The Global Network is the value of JKU

partneruniversities all overtheworld







non profitorganizations

different cultures


research partners selection
Research Partners (selection)
  • Russia: St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University National Research University, Nizhny Novgorod
  • Taiwan: National Sun-Yatsen University
  • Canada: University of Victoria
  • South Africa: University of Cape Town
  • USA: Emory University
  • Peru: Universidad Ricardo Palma
  • Spain: Universidad de Alcalá
international cooperation
International Cooperation
  • Partnership agreements: ~ 250 in 50 countries
  • Incomings/Outgoings: ~ 280/340 p.a.
  • Joint/Double Degree Programs with the University of South Bohemia: Joint Bachelor & Master Programs „Biological Chemistry“; Master Program „Bioinformatics“
  • University Eindhoven (NL) and Kaiserslautern (D): European School for Industrial Mathematics (ESIM)