University of Klagenfurt
The University of Klagenfurt is a university that enjoys a high reputation for research and teaching at both regional and international level. It draws its sense of identity from its geographical location in the south of Austria, in the heart of the Alps-Adriatic region. With its modern infrastructure, the campus of the University of Klagenfurt creates optimal conditions for studying.
University of Klagenfurt
The University of Klagenfurt offers 50 courses of study in the fields of business, culture, languages, technology and teaching as Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral programmes. There are also in-depth electives. Students can choose from a variety of programmes offered by four faculties:
- Faculty of Cultural Studies
- Faculty of Economic Sciences
- Faculty of Technical Sciences
- Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research & Continuing Education
An important part of the Alps-Adriatic University is the Lakeside Science & Technology Park. Here research and knowledge generation takes place together with companies and combines practical experience with theory.
In addition, the Lakeside & Technology Park is home to the "build! Gründerzentrum Kärnten" for students who want to find their place in the world of start-ups.
TEWI focuses mainly on computer, information and communication technologies and their theoretical foundations. The faculty comprises nine institutes, informally divided into four departments:8
- Computer Science (INF)
- Information and communication technology (ICT)
- Mathematics & Statistics
In accordance with its structure, the Faculty of Technical Sciences offers degree programmes in Technical Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Technology as well as Information Management (in cooperation with the Faculty of Business Administration). In addition, teacher training programmes for mathematics and computer science are available.
The courses offered are characterised by modern curricula and very good teacher-student relations, both in terms of quantity and quality. The research focus of the TEWI is in the following areas:9
- Networked and Autonomous Systems
- Modeling, Analysis, Optimization
- Engineering of Software, Data, and Knowledge-based Systems
- Multimedia systems
- Education in Informatics and Mathematics
Semester dates & courses
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The central educational institution in the south of Austria offers excellent conditions for students due to its location and equipment. In the immediate vicinity of Lake Wörthersee, students enjoy a campus life characterised by diversity, internationality, intellectual exchange and individual support.
The university location with its "Green Campus" offers space for academic exchange, friendly meetings and social interaction.
Art and culture are omnipresent on the campus. This has been particularly evident in the architecture of the various facilities. Austria's most modern university sports institute is also located at the University of Klagenfurt and offers students 250 different types of sports courses.
Those who prefer to be close to the campus will find a wide range of accommodation facilities just a few minutes away (student halls of residence). Catering facilities such as cafés, bars and the university's own canteen combine different cuisines from all over the world, such as Asian, Italian, Turkish and German cuisine.
City of Klagenfurt
In addition to Lake Wörthersee, the lido and the Europapark are located in the immediate vicinity of the university. A direct connection to public transport to the centre of Klagenfurt are also important features of the university town. The city also offers various trips to cities like Italy or Venice. Students can experience both warm and cold at the same time, either by sunbathing on the lake or skiing on the Gerlitz ski lift 30 minutes away.
Study period: Fall 2012/2013
Academic level: Master
„At the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, I chose my courses from the Master in Business and Law. The library is particularly worth mentioning, which was open 24 hours and had a wide range of literature. The support provided by the International Office was always perfect and there was always a help if you had questions. The supervision by the home university also designed to be good, so I felt well looked after. The scholarship was paid on time before departure as well as the middle of the semester.
The Alps-Adria region lends itself perfectly to travel to neighboring countries like Slovenia and Italy. To my visited cities include Venice, Udine, Kranj and Ljubljana. Especially Slovenia convinced with its hospitality and openness to me as a German. In Austria, I visited the capital, Vienna, and made various hikes around the Lake Wörthersee and its environment. In the winter I visited the nearby parts “Bodental” and the mountain "Koralpe", where i could enjoy the amazing winter landscape.”
1www.aau.at/universitaet/profil/fakten-zahlen-daten/ (letzter Zugriff: 19.07.20); Foto aus: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Haupteingang_der_Universität_Klagenfurt.jpg (last access: 19.07.20)
2 Photo from: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Lakeside-labs-building.jpg (last access: 19.07.20)
3 Photo from: de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Luftbildaufnahme_Lakeside_District.jpg (last access: 19.07.20)
5 Photo from: http://winter.koralpe-kaernten.at/?page_id=2554# (last access: 15.11.2020)
6www.aau.at/universitaet/profil/ (last access: 15.11.20)
7www.aau.at/universitaet/campus/ (last access: 19.07.20)
10www.aau.at/universitaet/campus/green-campus/ (last access: 19.07.20)
11www.aau.at/universitaet/campus/ (last access: 19.07.2020)
12www.aau.at/universitaet/campus/ (last access: 19.07.20)