The Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) is a young European university founded in 1966 with a focus on social and economic sciences, law, technology, and natural sciences. In the five decades of its existence, it has established itself as a nationally and internationally recognized institution in business and research through its diverse research and teaching activities. JKU is a campus university with approximately 20,000 students in 2019.
Today, the JKU has become one of the largest educational institutions in Upper Austria and enjoys an international reputation not only in conducting base-knowledge research, but also in applied-oriented research. The university offers interdisciplinary and hands-on educational programs designed to meet today’s business and societal needs and our cooperation agreements with over 300 partner universities in over 50 countries as well as over 120 professors and over 1800 academic faculty ensure superior research and study conditions.
The JKU Linz is ranked among the world’s best young universities (under 50 years). For the second year, the most recent “Times Higher Education 100 Under 50” ranking placed the JKU among the Top 70 of the world’s best young universities (under 50 years). With nine active Christian Doppler laboratories on campus, the JKU is among the best universities in Austria.