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Changing the world with pattern languages

The open session „Discover Patterns!“ at Danube University Krems provides an insight into an innovative form of communicating knowledge

Over the past two decades, Christopher Alexander’s pattern language approach has been used in a growing number of fields from design, management, pedagogy and healthcare. This interdisciplinary, participative tool opens up innovative ways to gather and communicate knowledge. In the run-up to the PURPLSOC world conference, now anyone interested has an opportunity to discover and experience the world of pattern languages at the Open Session at Danube University Krems on 19 October 2017, and how these can contribute to social transformation.

Honorary Prize of Lower Austria for Michael Brainin

Stroke expert Prof. Michael Brainin awarded prize for his scientific life’s work

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael Brainin from Danube University Krems was awarded the Honorary Prize of the Federal Province of Lower Austria at the Science Gala held on the evening of 5 October. The pioneer of so-called stroke units in hospitals received first prize for his scientific work, which is far beyond regional importance. In addition, next-generation scientist Birgit Fendl, BSc, was also awarded a prize for her Master thesis.

Oxford University migration researcher becomes new head of the Department of Migration and Globalization

Mathias Czaika takes over the agenda from migration expert Gudrun Biffl

After almost ten years at Danube University Krems, Prof. Dr. Gudrun Biffl hands the reins as head of the Department of Migration and Globalization at Danube University Krems to Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika. The economist had been associate professor of migration and development at Oxford University and director of the International Migration Institute (IMI). The handover ceremony will take place on 26 September in the Audimax at Danube University Krems.

University course „Collection Studies and Management“ distinguished by international museum committee

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at Danube University Krems accorded quality seal by the Austrian national committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for its new MA course

A new MA course, „Collection Studies and Management,“ started for the first time at Danube University Krems in November 2017. This academic continuing education measure focuses on the complex change processes that collections institutions, for example museums, are facing today. Therefore, alongside the classic core tasks such as collecting, researching and exhibiting, the course also incorporates essential elements such as (media-) technological innovations and management and leadership competencies. The university course, which has attracted numerous national and international experts as lecturers, has now been awarded the Quality Seal of Continuing Education by the Austrian national committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Thomas Ratka new Vice-Rector of Academic Teaching/Scientific Continuing Education

New rectorship term begins 1 August

At its conference on April 27, 2017, the Danube University Krems University Council unanimously appointed Prof. DDr. Thomas Ratka, LL.M. as Vice-Rector of Academic Teaching/Scientific Continuing Education. The new 4-year rectorship begins on 1 August 2017.

Danube:Future Interdisciplinary School: Global challenges and the Danube region

Next generation scientists from the Danube and Alpen-Adria region developed research ideas at Danube University Krems

From 14 to 21 July 2017, the Danube:Future Interdisciplinary School took place at Danube University Krems. 25 PhD students and post-doc researchers from eight European countries met to find new approaches to mastering the global challenges in the Danube region. The project ideas ranged from energy management to development strategies in the Danube delta or former industrial estates through to revitalizing soil contaminated during the wars

Peter Parycek Appointed Head of German Competence Center “Öffentliche IT” in Berlin

Head of the Department for E-Governance at Danube University Krems will additionally lead think tank at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS

From 1 July 2017 onwards, Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter Parycek, professor of E-Governance at Danube University Krems, will head the competence center “Öffentliche IT” (ÖFIT) in Berlin. The think tank is established at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS and is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior.

WHO collaborates with Danube University Krems

Department for Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology appointed collaborating center by World Health Organization

As of June 2017, the Department for Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the Faculty of Health and Medicine is a “Collaborating Centre for Evidence-based Medicine” with the World Health Organization (WHO). As a result, Danube University Krems will be more intensively involved in authoring scientifically proven WHO guidelines for the future provision of global health care.

Cochrane branch expands at Danube University Krems

Commitment to evidence-based medicine in Austria achieves worldwide recognition

Since 2010, a team at the Department for evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Epidemology at Danube University Krems has been working to advocate scientifically founded decisions in the health system. Now, in recognition for these achievements, Cochrane Austria has been admitted to the worldwide circle of 17 Cochrane Centers and thus has reached the maximum expansion stage for regional representation.

Department for Management and Economics receives ACBSP accreditation

Quality certificate for all MBA and MSc degree courses offered by the Department for Management and Economics at Danube University Krems

The Department for Management and Economics at Danube University Krems has been awarded the quality seal for all master degree courses by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Foundation (ACBSP). The accreditation concludes the comprehensive quality control process conducted at the Danube Business School in Krems.

CeDEM17: Digital task forces and “analytical activism”

Conference on e-democracy and open government at Danube University Krems themes social media

The effects of digitalization on politics, administration and democracy were the core theme at CeDEM17, an annual event organized by the Department for E-Governance and Administration at Danube University Krems. This year, social media was a pivotal topic at the e-democracy and open government conference attended by 90 experts from 27 countries.

“Operation Dementia”: extended vocational training for police force

Professor at Danube University Krems develops e-learning program to help police officers deal with persons suffering from dementia

“Operation Dementia” is the name of a learning program developed by Univ. Prof. Dr. Stefanie Auer from Danube University Krems in collaboration with MAS Alzheimer Help and the security academy of the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs. More than 2,500 police officers in Austria have already completed the program. On 22 May 2017, the “Competence in Handling Dementia” certificate was awarded to 25 police departments.

Danube University Krems actively involved in post-earthquake reconstruction in Italy

Experts from Danube University Krems develop a strategy in Italy for the reconstruction of Accumoli, a town razed by earthquake

Experts from the “Renovation and Revitalization” degree course developed a concept on location to reconstruct the town of Accumuli after it was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake in the summer of 2016. For Danube University Krems this signifies a considerable expansion of its engagement in the region, which began in 2010 with the restoration of a municipality in L’Aqulia. Central to these activities is rebuilding destroyed towns using modern anti-seismic technology whilst at the same time reconstructing the original condition. The town’s citizens are closely involved in the work to ensure that not only the towns are made earthquake-proof, but that public and business life is restored, too.

Danube University Krems Admitted to the Alliance of Sustainable Universities

The University for Continuing Education simultaneously joins Climate Change Center Austria

On 13 January 2017, Danube University Krems became the 10th member of the Alliance of Sustainable Universities. Rector Friedrich Faulhammer signed the memorandom of understanding on the occasion of the 18th Experts Conference. Also in January 2017, Faulhammer signed the membership agreement with Climate Change Center Austria, (CCCA)

Friedrich Faulhammer assumes presidency of DRC

The Rector of Danube University Krems takes office as President of the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC)

Friedrich Faulhammer, Rector of Danube University Krems, was unanimously elected President by the General Assembly at the 25th Danube Rectors’ Conference in November 2016. He succeeds Prof. Doru Pamfil, Romania, as of 1 January 2017.

Christmas holidays until January 1

Opening hours at Christmas time

From December 24 to January 1 the team of Danube University Krems is on Christmas holidays. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, successful New Year.

Danube University Krems honors outstanding achievement

Honorary professorships awarded to outstanding teachers and researchers

On 8 September 2016, Danube University Krems awarded honorary professorships to four people for their outstanding merit and service to the University of Continuing Education. In his welcome speech, Friedrich Faulhammer, Rector of Danube University Krems, described the awards as a visible sign of outstanding achievements in teaching and research and the strong commitment to the University.

Mission: Permanently magnetic materials

Danube University Krems participates in new development to make Europe’s key technologies more independent of critical raw materials

From mobile phone batteries to steels to light-emitting diodes: many products can only be produced using rare earths, which in Europe must almost always be imported at high prices. The Horizon2020 project Novamag, in collaboration with the Center for Integrated Sensor Systems at Danube University Krems, aims to develop permanently magnetic materials with a low percentage of rare earths to make Europe more independent of increasingly scarce raw materials.

Impetus for civic participation in city planning

The EU project SmartGov, coordinated by Danube University Krems, relies on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to develop Smart Cities

Civic participation is currently the solution in urban planning, too. So-called “Fuzzy Cognitive Maps,” a simulation tool, will be used to facilitate planning decisions and to shed light on complex relationships more . Limassol in Cyprus and Quart de Poblet in Spain are the two pilot cities.

How much security does Europe need?

Danube University Krems’ fifth Globalization Forum in cooperation with the “House of the EU” in Vienna

“How much security does Europe need?” was the question posed by the European politician Othmar Karas, Lieutenant General Wolfgang Wosolsobe, OSZE special representative Martin Sajdik, the sociologist Reinhard Kreissl and the political scientist Daniela Pisoiu at the fifth Globalization Forum held 13 June 2016 at the “House of the EU.” One of the conclusions was that Europe’s future strongly depends on that of Africa.

More than 1,500 attendees graced the second Campus Ball with their presence

Danube University Krems, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences combined education, research and region

More than 1,500 attendees graced the second Campus Ball with their presence on the evening of 11 June 2016—including numerous prominent guests from education, science, politics, business, art and culture. At the opening of the ball, the hosts—Danube University Krems, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences— described the event as a complete success and emphasized the social benefit of this event for fostering dialogue between education, science and research and the populace and students, educators and staff. With a spectacular program, the ball committee served up lots of entertainment and variety, which included the enthusiastically received “Dancing Stars” couple Heidi Neururer and Andy Pohl.

2007-2016: Ten Years of Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government!

CeDEM16 was held 18-20 May 2016 at the Danube University Krems

Organised by the Center for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems, the CeDEM conference focuses on current research and developments in e-Democracy, Open Government, e-Participation and Open Data. Rector Friedrich Faulhammer, together with Peter Parycek, Noella Edelmann and Gerlinde Ecker welcomed nearly 100 participants from over 30 countries. The participants from academia, business and public administrations presented their work and research on a range of topics such as e-Democracy, e-Participation and attended workshops on virtual research environments, identity management, digital participation and the virtual commons. Further highlights included the international keynotes, an expert panel on “co-creation”, a PhD colloquium and the Open Space. The social events allowed for networking and developing ideas for future projects.

GovLabAustria established at Danube University Krems

Cooperation with Federal Chancellery provides scope for experiments to promote modern administration solutions

GovLabAustria, a cooperation between Danube University Krems and the Federal Chancellery, takes up its research and experimental activities as of immediately. Working in the lab are experts from Danube University Krems’ Department for E-Governance in Business and Administration and the Department for Knowledge and Communication Management. The e-governance expert Prof. Dr. Peter Parycek from Danube University Krems presented GovLabAustria at Innovate 2016, the conference on innovation management in the public sector, on 17 May at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Ulrike Guérot appointed professor

Europe expert becomes professor of European Policy and Study of Democracy at Danube University Krems

On 1 April, Dr. Ulrike Guérot was appointed university professor of European Policy and Study of Democracy at Danube University Krems in accordance with § 98 UG (Austrian University Act.) She studied political science, history and philosophy in Bonn, Muenster and Paris. In 2013, Guérot founded the “European Democracy Lab” in Berlin, a think tank concerning itself with European democratic issues, which she headed and will continue to preside over. Between 2006 and 2013 she also held other offices, such as Director of the ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations) Berlin Office. At Danube University Krems, Ulrike Guérot will head the new Department for European Policy and Study of Democracy within the Faculty of Business and Globalization.

Developing Higher Education in Serbia

Danube University Krems partner in Erasmus+ project

The international Erasmus+ project “Institutional framework for development of the third mission of universities in Serbia” (IF4TM) is focussing on higher education structural reforms and university-business cooperation in Serbia. Danube University Krems is one of 18 partner institutions in this project. In March, project partners from Serbia came to Krems for a study visit.

With faster diagnosis to targeted sepsis therapy

The Horizon 2020 project, in which Danube University Krems is involved, investigates more efficient diagnostic procedures

Approximately 7,500 people die of sepsis every year in Austria. Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory reaction to an infection. In the EU-financed research project “Next Generation Sepsis Diagnosis” ten international partners - among them Danube University Krems - are investigating methods to improve the diagnosis of this serious illness. The goal is to develop a swift procedure that will reduce the time required to identify the pathogens to hours instead of days. It will be applied where sepsis is the most common cause of death: hospital intensive care units.

Attila Pausits designated EAIR Chairman

Danube University Krems university researcher elected head of the largest European higher education research network.

EAIR, the European Higher Education Society, elected Dr. Attila Pausits as its new Chairman at the board meeting in mid-March 2016. Pausits heads the Center of Educational Management and Higher Education Development at Danube University Krems.

Shaping the Region: Giftedness within the perspective of Lifelong learning

15th ECHA conference at the Danube University Krems discussed the role of lifelong learning

The 15th International ECHA Conference "Talents in Motion” that targeted the challenges of gifted education and talent management took place between 2nd and 5th of March in Vienna and Krems. The role of lifelong training in the promotion of gifted children, young people and adults in rural areas was the focus of the afternoon events at the Danube University Krems on the third conference day. Conclusion: An effective talent development is required for the integration of giftedness into the concept of lifelong learning. Learning infrastructures should be built with this purpose in the region.

Migration as a Crucial Challenge

Symposium Dürnstein, with the participation of Danube University Krems, discussed the current crises of confidence

At the Symposium Dürnstein from 10-12 March, titled “Trust in Uncertain Times”, international experts discussed the many current crises of confidence in democracy, the media and financial system. All participants in the discussion agreed that migration is currently Europe’s greatest and most urgent challenge. The migration researcher Gudrun Biffl and financial expert Gottfried Haber represented Danube University Krems at the symposium.

Jaakko Tuomilehto again one of the most-cited researchers in the world

Endowed professor at Danube University Krems on the Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers

Prof. Jaakko Tuomilehto, Head of the Center for Vascular Disease Prevention at Danube University Krems, is once again among the top 1 percent of the most-cited researchers, according to the 2015 Thomas Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers. The ranking currently includes 3,126 elite researchers working in the natural and social sciences. Tuomilehtos’ publications were cited 51,150 times between 2003 and 2013, and more than 110,000 times during his entire career.

Vice Rector Kil elected to the AUCEN Board

Danube University Krems now represented on the Board of the Austrian Continuing Education and Staff Development Network.

Monika Kil, Vice-Rector for Academic Teaching/Scientific Continuing Education at Danube University Krems, was elected to the Board at a meeting of the Austrian Continuing Education and Staff Development Network, or AUCEN, on 24.11.2015. Kil aims to draw even more attention to continuing education as part of universities’ range of services.

World Stroke Organisation elects new Presidents for next period

World Stroke Organisation elects new Presidents for next period: Professor Werner Hacke, University of Heidelberg and Professor Michael Brainin, Head of the Department for Clinical Neuroscience and Preventive Medicine at Danube University Krems, as dual Presidency.

23. Cochrane Colloquium: Filtering the Information Overload

Cochrane Austria Organizer at Danube University Krems

For the first time, Austria hosts a Cochrane Colloquium. Until Wednesday, 7 October, more than 1,300 attendees from more than 60 nations will be discussing solutions in the battle against the flood of medical information. The colloquium, titled “Filtering the information overload for better decisions” was organized by Cochrane Austria, located at the Department of Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Danube University Krems.

Upgraded eLearning platform of the World Stroke Academy goes online

During the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference 2015 in Kuala Lumpur the upgraded eLearning Platform of the World Stroke Academy has been introduced by Prof. Michael Brainin who acts as Editor-in-Chief of the World Stroke Academy.

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

More than 1,000 visitors from Krems and surroundings came to the University’s Open House on Friday, October 2. They followed an invitation by Danube University Krems to celebrate 20 years of continuing education. The visitors were treated to an entertaining and informative afternoon: “hands on” research stations, ORF NÖ Radio 4/4 live, a scientific discussion with cabaret artist Ciro De Luca, Campus tours through the history of the site, and many other highlights.

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.

Friedrich Faulhammer re-elected as Rector

Following a unanimous vote by the Danube University Krems Senate, the University Council, during yesterday’s session, re-elected the incumbent Rector Friedrich Faulhammer. Both the Senate and University Council votes were unanimous.

New Danube University Krems Research Report available

Danube University Krems once again boosts its research performance

Danube University Krems’ Research Report 2013 to 2015 is here. It demonstrates that, once again, more funding for research was obtained and that the number of scientific publications has significantly increased. The report presents the range of research at the University of continuing education, which seeks answers to core societal challenges.

President of AQ Austria presents Certificate at Danube University Krems

Rector Faulhammer: “Our road to quality confirmed”

The Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, AQ Austria for short, certified Danube University Krems’ quality management system.

Psychotherapy becomes more accessible

A cooperation between the Danube University Krems and the Lower Austrian aid organization “Hilfswerk” brings relief to patients in Lower Austria

Thanks to this cooperation, future psychotherapists at the Danube University Krems will as of immediately receive the status “Student Psychotherapist under Supervision”, allowing them to complete their practical training in all family and counselling centers of the Lower Austrian aid organization “Hilfswerk.” For patients, this means area-wide access to psychotherapy in all of Lower Austria, and hence shorter waiting periods and better health care.

What's your database?

Psychotherapy Symposium at Danube University Krems

How useful and diagnostically significant are clinical mental health studies? To what extent is the data from such studies measurable and comparable? These are the central questions that will be asked on 3 October at the Psychotherapy Symposium held at Danube University Krems, titled "What's your database?"

International Higher Education Management in Krems

37th EAIR Forum at the Danube University Krems

From 30 August to 2 September, Danube University Krems hosted the 37th Forum of the European Higher Education Society EAIR, the largest scientific conference on higher education management in Europe. The central theme of the conference was the positioning of higher education institutions. Approximately 300 attendees from 46 countries came to the conference chaired by Attila Pausits, Head of the Centre for Educational Management and Higher Education Development at Danube University Krems, to discuss topics that included governance, innovation and leadership in the context of higher education development.

Info-Pamphlets about Early Cancer Diagnosis Inadequate

A study conducted by Danube University Krems compared information pamphlets in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

A new study by the Department of Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Danube University Krems, during which the quality of information pamphlets about early cancer diagnosis in the German-speaking cancer aid institutions was compared, revealed that Austria ranks lowest. The study will be presented at the 23rd Cochrane Colloquium, 3 – 7 October in Vienna.

Danube University Krems at the European Forum Alpbach 2015

Vice-Rector Viktoria Weber and Stefan Sagl, Head of the Office for Communication, participate in work groups and international symposium

“Dynamics happen at the boundary between theory and practice.” Viktoria Weber, Vice-Rector of Research at Danube University Krems, shared her experiences in translational research at this year’s Alpbach Technology Symposium from 26 to 28 August 2015. Stefan Sagl, Head of the Office for Communication, chaired an international symposium on the topic “Higher Education Institutions in Society” during the discussions about higher education.

First Graduation Ceremony of the Double Degree Program Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Konyang University and Danube University Krems award academic degrees to the first graduates

Konyang University, Daejeon, South Korea/Krems: On Friday, 21 August 2015, the first graduation ceremony of the double degree program "Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy" was held at Konyang University, South Korea. The Danube University Krems awarded the first graduates of the program academic degrees in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Professor Stefan Nehrer was also appointed Honorary Professor of Konyang University on the occasion.

Peter Parycek Appointed Professor

Legal informatics scientist and internationally renowned expert appointed University Professor of E-Governance at Danube University Krems

In July 2015, Peter Parycek assumed his role as University Professor of E-Governance at the Danube University Krems. The legal scholar of international standing is an expert in issues relating to internet-based, democratic processes and open governance strategies. With this professorship he also heads the Department for E-Governance and Administration at the Danube University Krems.


Research Pioneer at the Danube University Krems deceased

Dieter Falkenhagen, former Head of the Department for Health Sciences and Biomedicine at Danube University Krems, passed away on 11 August. “The news of his death fills us with great sorrow. We have lost a personality whose pioneering spirit and exceptional commitment will forever remain part of the Danube University Krems,” said Rector Friedrich Faulhammer.

Campus Ball Krems: A triumph for Education, Science and the Region

More than 1,400 guests attended the first joint Campus Ball Krems held on the evening of 13 June 2015, with many VIPs from the sectors of education, science, politics, business, art and culture.

The organizers – Danube University Krems, IMC University of Applied Sciences and Karl Landsteiner Private University of Health Sciences – appeared delighted at the opening to see the keen interest shown by the populace as well as the students, the teaching staff and employees. The spectacular program devised by the ball committee ensured that a good time was had by all.

Extracellular vesicles and their role in inflammatory processes

The CD Laboratory for Innovative Therapy Approaches in Sepsis at the Danube University Krems hosted international symposium

The symposium on extracellular vesicles and their role in inflammatory processes took place on 7 and 8 May at the Danube University Krems. It not only discussed the central role that microvesicles play as messengers between cells, but also their role as possible diagnostic markers. Professor Phil Stahl briefly summed up the questions that still remain unanswered after more than thirty years of vesicle research.

President of the World Stroke Organization visits Krems

WSO President Stephen Davis on Recent Advances in Acute Stroke Care at the Danube University Krems ESO Stroke Master Course

On April 20, 2015 Stephen Davis, President of the World Stroke Organization, gave a ,,Special Lecture'' at the opening of this year's ESO Master in Stroke Medicine Programme. The Lecture was attended by the 37 doctors attending the course.

Christmas holidays until January 6, 2015

Opening hours at Christmas time

From December 24 to January 6 the team of the Danube University Krems is on Christmas holidays. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, successful New Year.

The Danube Region – From the Idea to the Implementation

Conference at Danube University Krems discussed opportunities and limits of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

High ranking representatives of the Danube region met on November 12, 2014, in Krems at the third conference on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). The focus of the discussions was on the approach to the developments in the countries of the Danube region so far and common research projects to strengthen the European integration.

New international Master Study Program “Media Arts Cultures“

EU promotes study program with 1.8 million Euros – starts August 2015

The European Commission promotes the implementation of the new international master study program “Media Arts Cultures“ at Danube University Krems within the framework of its “Excellence Program Erasmus+” with 1.8 million Euros. This is the first time that an Austrian university succeeded to recruit and coordinate two renowned European joint degree programs. Already since 2012 the Erasmus Mundus Master Study Program “Research and Innovation in Higher Education“ has been conducted at Danube University Krems. Austria Mundus+ approved international initiation financing for both programs.

Erasmus-Mundus-Program for Higher Education Development re-launched

Students from 14 countries in Danube University Krems’s international exchange program

The third course of studies of the European mobility program “Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education – MARIHE” started on October 1, 2014, at Danube University Krems with a symposium on international development in the higher education sector. The first MARIHE graduates’ graduation ceremony marked the ceremonial conclusion of the launch event.

Danube University Krems joins the university and research network “Eurasia-Pacific Uninet”

Rector Faulhammer: “Another step in our internationalisation strategy”

Danube University Krems has joined the university and research network “Eurasia-Pacific Uninet”, consisting of about 150 universities, colleges as well as science and research institutions in the Eurasia-Pacific area.

Danube University Krems cooperates with Stanford University

Long-term cooperation in the research sector agreed

Danube University Krems and the renowned Stanford University will cooperate closely in the research sector. A respective document was signed by those responsible for the project at the Department for Business Law and European Integration at Danube University Krems and the Program in Law, Science and Technology at Stanford Law School.

This is how important continuing education really is

European study shows benefits of lifelong learning

The EU-project “Benefits of lifelong learning” (BeLL) collected data on the benefits of continuing education in Europe for the first time. The survey, with participation of Monika Kil of Danube University Krems, provides valuable foundations in the continuing education research sector. Over 8,500 respondents from ten countries show that, besides the acquisition of knowledge, continuing education contributes to personal vitality, social inclusion, openness and tolerance.

Minister Mitterlehner visited Danube University Krems

“Am impressed by the development” – Start of PhD-studies planned for 2014

Reinhold Mitterlehner, Minister for Science and Research, visited Danube University Krems on Wednesday, February 26, to keep informed about the teaching- and research activities at the University for Continuing Education.

Government decides on right to award doctorates to Danube University Krems

Rector Faulhammer: Important step towards full university status for University for Continuing Education

The government decided in the Council of Ministers on January, 29, 2014 to present the draft legislation concerning the right to award doctorates for Danube University Krems to the National Council for approval.

The crisis and the good life

International Symposion Dürnstein March 6 to 8

Once a year international speakers meet at the “Symposion Dürnstein“ at Wachau to discuss controversial global problems. The third symposion, taking place from March 6 – 8, 2014, will focus on the subject “The crisis and the good life“. What constitutes a good life and what are the requirements for a good life? Against the background of uncertain times, a wide range of topics will be discussed, from work and age via human rights and capital to nature, spirituality and science. The Faculty of Business and Globalization at Danube University Krems will also contribute to the extensive program.

Danube University Krems intensifies its cooperation with Lomonosov University Moscow

Exchange in the sector international business- and IT-topics

Danube University Krems wishes to intensify its cooperation in teaching and research with Moscow’s biggest university, the state-run Lomonosov University. This was announced in passing at a meeting of ambassadors on the occasion of the Austrian National Holiday in Moscow in the presence of Governor Erwin Pröll.

Ceremonial inauguration at Danube University Krems

400 high-ranking guests at the inauguration ceremony for the new rectorate

The members of the new rectorate at Danube University Krems, Rector Friedrich Faulhammer and Vice-Rectors Monika Kil and Viktoria Weber, were inaugurated on October 31, 2013, in the presence of numerous prominent guests from the sectors science, industry and politics. During the festive ceremony, Minister of Science, Karlheinz Töchterle, Governor Erwin Pröll and keynote speaker EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn stressed the growing importance of continuing education and the significant international role of Europe’s only public university for continuing education.

Danube University Krems new member of ASEA-UNINET

Rector Friedrich Faulhammer attended conference in Greece

Danube University Krems is a new member of the ASEA-European Academic University Partnership Network. The membership application was approved at the national coordinators' meeting between 8 – 12 September 2013 in Ioannina (Greece) after Rector Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer had given a presentation of Danube University Krems and its focus in the areas teaching, research and international relations.

Ernst Fürlinger habilitated

Religious scholar at Danube University Krems is granted right to teach

As per July 2013, the University of Vienna granted Dr. Ernst Fürlinger, Head of the Center for Religion and Globalization at Danube University Krems, the right to teach (venia docendi) for the academic discipline religious studies.

Danube University Krems has new rectorate

Rector Friedrich Faulhammer and Vice-Rectors Viktoria Weber and Monika Kil in office since August 1

By August 1, 2013, the new rectorate of Danube University Krems has taken office. Its members are Rector Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Viktoria Weber as Vice-Rector for Research and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Kil as Vice-Rector for Academic Teaching/Scientific Continuing Education.

Successful Conference CeDEM13

International experts for Open Government discussed status quo in Krems

On May 22, the CeDEM13 was opened at Danube University Krems. Over 80 participants from 23 countries discussed the developments in E-Democracy and Open Government until Friday. In their opening speeches, Beth Noveck and Tiago Peixoto from the USA attempted an analysis of the status quo and pleaded for more targeted participation in order to solve society's most important issues.

Danube University Krems honours contributions

Awards for distinguished personalities from the field of teaching and research

Danube University Krems has honoured distinguished persons with the ring of honour and the title of honorary professor for their outstanding commitment to the University for Continuing Education. The award ceremony took place on April 17, 2013, at the university's Audimax in a festive setting with the participation of the designated rector, secretary general Friedrich Faulhammer from the Ministry of Science and Research.

Friedrich Faulhammer is appointed new rector of Danube University Krems

University Council votes in favor of the General Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Science and Research

In its session held on 20 February 2013, the University Council of Danube University Krems elected Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer to become its new rector. Mag. Faulhammer will succeed Mr. Jürgen Willer who resigned from his office in September last year.

10 Good Reasons

Danube University Krems publishes new image brochure

Continuing education pays off. This new image brochure, however, explains why studying at Europe's largest university for continuing education is especially rewarding. The expert institution for lifelong learning cites ten good reasons for this claim: from profound experience and market-oriented offers to quality management, well-known lecturers and the unique Krems ambience.

Foresight Security Scenarios at Danube University Krems

Conference Presents Results of EU-Project FOCUS

From January 31 to February 1st, 2013 a conference presents final result of the two-year project FOCUS co-funded by the European Union. Danube University Krems was one of 13 international partners in the security project.

Neuroscience: Progress via international cooperation

Danube University Krems wants to promote transnational programs for continuing education

A new cooperation between Danube University Krems and University Cluj in Romania aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of neuroscience. The cooperation will focus on joint efforts to improve programs for continuing education.

Danube region fundamental for overall development of Europe

Conference at Danube University Krems discussed the potential of the EU-Strategy for the Danube Region

One year after the launch of the EU-Strategy for the Danube Region, on October 5, panelists at the international conference “Focussing on Human Needs” discussed the Danube region's development potential at Danube University Krems. The outcome of the conference, organized by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) and Danube University Krems in cooperation with Lower Austria under the patronage of ARGE Donauländer (workgroup Danube region) was: The main framework has been created, now the idea of the Danube region has to be made tangible and visible to people.

Erasmus-Mundus Course MARIHE inaugurated officially

Danube University Krems is launching its international exchange program on University management

The new course, “Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE)” at Danube University Krems has been inaugurated officially with a symposium on challenges in the future in the field of University education.

Expansion of Advanced Education in Eastern Europe

Meeting of the EU project BIMA-In at Danube University Krems which was attended by 12 rectors and vice-rectors of partner universities

The management of advanced education activities at universities was the focus of a workshop held as part of the EU project BIMA-In. Danube University Krems, which is one of the partners of this project, hosted the meeting from 9 to 11 July and contributed by way of reporting the University's experience in offering courses on organization and advanced education.


Danube University Krems signs a cooperation contract

On Monday the 25th of June, Dr. Renate Hammer, dean of the faculty of education, art and architecture at Danube University Krems, signed a cooperation contract to restore portions of historic city centers in the province of L'Aquila which have been destroyed by an earthquake. The contract was signed at the Austrian Embassy in Rome. Plans designed by the university in the last few years to rebuild the old town of Paganica can now be implemented.

Professor Brainin assumes presidency of the European Stroke Organisation

Positioning within the research communities important concern

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Brainin assumed the presidency of the European Stroke Organisation at the European Stroke Conference held in Lisbon in late May. The Head of the Department for Clinical Neuroscience and Preventive Medicine thus became the successor of Prof. Dr. Didier Leys of Lille/France and Prof. Dr. Werner Hacke of Heidelberg/Germany as well as the Organisation's third president.


Danube University Krems involved in the study

Patients given a clot-busting drug within six hours of a stroke are more likely to make a better recovery than those who do not receive the treatment, new research has found. The third international stroke trial (IST-3), led by the University of Edinburgh, was published in the renowned journal The Lancet. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Brainin and Dr. Karl Matz of the Department for Clinical Neurosciences and Preventive Medicine at Danube University Krems were involved in the study.


CeDEM12 conference at Danube University Krems, May 3-4, 2012

The Centre for E-Governance has been organising conferences on electronic democracy since 2007, addressing issues and questions related to e-democracy and open government. Every year, the international Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) invites individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as business, public authorities, NGO, NPOs and education institutions to submit their papers and participate. During her opening remarks, Viktoria Weber, Vice-Rector for Research at the Danube University Krems, highlighted this year’s conference as an opportunity for learning, discussing, networking, finding new solutions and discovering new opportunities with participants from all over the world.

Dieter Falkenhagen celebrated his 70th birthday

Great appreciation for enormous achievements concerning Danube University Krems and the research site of Lower Austria

The outstanding achievements of the head of the department of health sciences and biomedicine, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Falkenhagen, concerning Danube University Krems and the research site of Lower Austria were greatly appreciated on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

3rd International BioNanoMed Congress in Krems

Interdisciplinary Congress – a real success

The 3rd International Congress BioNanoMed 2012 from 1-2 March 2012 was a remarkable success. 145 participants from 24 different countries participated in this high level meeting at Danube University Krems.

Open exchange at Symposium Dürnstein

Values were discussed intensively and on an international basis

The official inauguration of the first Symposium Dürnstein was held at Danube University Krems on 23 February 2012. At the start of the conference the alternative Nobel Prize winner Asghar Ali Engineer from Mumbai/India spoke about the interrelationship between secularity, religion and state. The lecture was held at the main auditorium of the University.

Second term of office for the Rector Jürgen Willer

Unanimous decision of the University Council at Danube University Krems

At its meeting on Monday the 19th of December 2011 the University Council at Danube University Krems unanimously re-elected for a second term of office. The term starts on January 1, 2013.

Premier Tillich visited Danube University Krems

The existing cooperation will be expanded

Tillich, Premier of the Free State of Saxony, visited Danube University Krems as well during his political and economic discussions in Lower Austria. The guest from Germany and his delegation were received by the Rector Jürgen Willer, who informed them about the evolution of the University of Further Education and the special task it has been called upon to fulfill.

Finnish delegation visits Danube University Krems

The talks were focused on continuing education and lifelong learning

A Finnish delegation consisting of 25 leading executives of the University of Helsinki visited Danube University Krems on 3rd and 4th November 2011. The representatives, who included the Vice-Rector Kimmo Kontula and the Director of the Center of Advanced Education at the University, Kauko Hämäläinen, were informed about strategies, practical models, and the programs of the University for Advanced Further Education in Krems.

Finnish public health pioneer rewarded by Folksam

Jaakko Tuomilehto from Danube University Krems receives renowned award

This year’s Folksam Prize for Epidemiological Research is to be presented to Jaakko Tuomilehto, professor of public health at Helsinki University and Danube University Krems and one of the pioneers of the prophylactic measures that are now routine for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The prize is worth 100,000 SEK and was awarded in conjunction with Karolinska Institutet’s installation ceremony in the Berwald Hall on 8 November 2011.

Badge of Honor of the State of Lower Austria for two high-ranking scientists

Governor Mr. Pröll: "Have shown us future perspectives in science and research"

On Tuesday the 27th of September, in St. Pölten, the Governor Dr. Erwin Pröll presented the Silver "Commander's Cross" ("Komturkreuz") of the badge of honor for outstanding achievements concerning the State of Lower Austria to Dr. Ing. Emanuele Gatti, member of the Executive Board of Fresenius Medical Care Management AG and previous Chairman of the University Council of Danube University Krems; as well as to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Falkenhagen, Head of the Department for Health Sciences and Biomedicine and Head of the Center for Biomedical Technology at Danube University Krems.

Danube University Krems: The teaching location of Memmingen is taking shape

The Rector Univ.- Prof. Dr. Willer with the Bavarian Minister of State Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch

The Rector of Danube University Krems, Univ.- Prof. Dr. Jürgen Willer, was able to present the concept of the new teaching location of Memmingen to the Bavarian Minister of State for Science, Research and Art, Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, in Munich. From April 2012 onward, a number of University courses in sports and event management, economic and organizational psychology, leadership and management as well as tourism management will be offered in Memmingen.

Successful Biotechnology Summer School

Top-class experts lecture at Krems

More than 70 biotechnologists from all over Europe and the United States participated in the Summer School named “Biomaterials” from 17th to 20th September. Two of the most significant experts in the field of biomaterials – Prof. Allan Hoffman and Prof. Buddy Ratner from the University of Washington in Seattle/USA – provided an overview of most recent advancements, technologies and applications.

Campus Culture displays works of Ramune Pigagaite

Renowned Lithuanian artist – a guest at Danube University Krems

Works of the Lithuanian photographer Ramune Pigagaite can be currently viewed under the title of "Two Works" at Danube University Krems. Portrait series of “In the Hospital” and “Cleaning Woman” are on display here. Carl Aigner, Art Director of the Regional Museum of Lower Austria introduced the work at the private viewing on 15th September.

netPOL: Five universities sign a cooperation contract

International network for political communication has been started

On the initiative of the Governor Erwin Pröll, a contract for the international university network netPOL was signed on 14th September at the "Landhaus" in St. Pölten. By means of inter-country teaching programs and research projects, netPOL promotes interdisciplinary networking of politics, economy and media. Danube University Krems is a partner of the network. The Institute of Strategy Analysis (ISA), headed by Peter Filzmaier, has been entrusted with the development and coordination of this network.

A delegation from Vasile Goldis University Arad visited Campus Krems

Danube University Krems signs a cooperation agreement with the Romanian university

Danube University Krems and Vasile Goldis University Arad (Romania) wish to cooperate more intensively in the research sector. A cooperation agreement to this effect was signed at the Rector's office of Krems University, at the visit of a delegation from Arad, headed by the Vice-Rector Prof. Anca Hermenea.

Jaakko Tuomilehto assumes the Endowment Professorship for Vascular Prevention

A renowned epidemiologist has assumed his post at Danube University Krems

The internationally renowned epidemiologist Professor Jaakko Tuomilehto has received an Endowment Professorship for vascular prevention at the Center for Clinical Neurosciences at Danube University Krems. The Endowment Professorship is being funded for two years by the Austrian company EVER Neuro Pharma. During this time a new specialty of vascular prevention will be established here. Professor Tuomilehto has started to work at his new job.

Women's Employment gives an Impetus to the Economy

Gudrun Biffl investigates associations between family policy and economic performance

On behalf of the Federal Chamber of Labor (AK) and the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions (ÖGB), the economist Gudrun Biffl investigated the association between women's employment and economic growth. The conclusion was: Having more employed women enhances the economic performance of a country. For this purpose it will be necessary to expand social services such as child care.

Private University for Health Sciences is being established in Krems

Danube University Krems is one of the partners

A private university for health sciences will be established in Krems. This was announced on Friday the 14th of January by the Governor Dr. Erwin Pröll. At a press conference in "Palais Niederösterreich" the involved partners signed a memorandum to this effect.

The Rector appoints five Deans at Danube University Krems

The new faculty structure came into force at the beginning of this year

Five deans have assumed their posts at the newly founded faculties at Danube University Krems. They will combine the existing competences in education and research across specialities and by way of creating synergies.

Christmas holidays until January 6

Opening hours at Christmas time

From December 24 to January 6 the team of Danube University Krems is on Christmas holidays. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, successful New Year.

Christmas Holidays until 2 January 2011

Opening Hours during Christmas time

From 24 December to 2 January the team of the Danube University Krems is on Christmas holidays. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, sucessful New Year.