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20 Years Danube University Krems

Europe's leading university for continuing education

The Danube University Krems is the leading university of continuing education. As the only public university for continuing education in the German-speaking countries, the Danube University Krems sets the standards for lifelong learning. When it first opened its doors to students in 1995, a competence center for scientific specialization was created that focused on the pressing challenges of our times, and whose courses of study are continuously evolving. Today, three faculties with 15 departments are successfully engaged in teaching and research; approximately 18,000 people have already graduated from the University of Continuing Education. Follow us on this site through 20 successful, exciting years.
 
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From pilot project to leading university of continuing education

An innovative educational institution is setting standards

In the early 80’s the idea was born to create a new type of university in Lower Austria. In 1987 the provincial scientific academy began developing a postgraduate program, and in 1994 the National Assembly moved to build a university center for continuing education. This laid the cornerstone for the inauguration of the Danube University Krems in 1995.

Ahead of its time for 20 years

More than 8,500 students from 91 countries make the Danube University Krems one of the leading universities of continuing education in Europe. With 20 years of experience, it is among the European pioneers in the field of continuing education and a specialist for lifelong learning.

Teaching and research are focused on today’s social, organizational and technical issues. For this reason, the University specifically focuses on interdisciplinary, cross-linked, future-oriented fields of specialization in the faculties “Health and Medicine,” “Business and Globalization” and “Education, Art and Architecture.”

Students at the Danube University have high standards. They are already extremely qualified academically and/or have acquired years of professional experience in their fields. More than 50 percent have been working in their fields for more than 10 years.

Milestones: A journey through 20 years of Danube University Krems

Events

Universities for the Future
01.10.2015

Danube University Krems marks 20th anniversary with ceremony

Rector Faulhammer underscored the innovative role since the foundation and promised even more emphasis on Danube University Krems’ social responsibility in future. The ceremony, under the banner of “Universities for the Future,” was attended by more than 500 guests from politics, business and the higher education sector.

Venue
Danube University Krems
Date
01.10.2015
Beginning
11:00
Beyond the Horizon
02.10.2015

University Open House Attracts many Visitors

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Danube University Krems invited the public to take part in many festivities – and some interesting “hands on” experiences.

Venue
Danube University Krems
Date
02.10.2015
Beginning
13:00