The PhD program “Technology, Innovation, and Cohesive Societies” is geared towards inter/transdisciplinary research with a tightly coupled interface between social science and computer science. The special feature of this PhD program is the treatment of digitalization agendas within the research fields of digital transformation, innovation and business informatics, considering the dynamics and effects on both the social and economic micro and meso levels of organizations. This also includes an understanding of the potential resilience implications of new technologies and innovations.

Target group

Next generation of scientists with who want to continue their studies in a research-oriented manner at the interface of social and economic sciences and computer science.  In addition, they also have a high interest in inter/transdisciplinary research, want to prepare for a career in international academia, and are eager to engage and interact with society.

Course option
Doctor of Philosophy
Admission requirements
Study according to regulations
Learning format
6 semesters
Regulation (Curriculum)
Study location
University for Continuing Education Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems


In 2015, the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation (AQ Austria) accredited the first two PhD programmes at the University for Continuing Education Krems: “Migration Studies” and “Regenerative Medicine”. This made the University for Continuing Education Krems one of the first public universities in Austria to have its PhD programmes accredited according to international standards. In 2021, the PhD programme “Technology, Innovation, and Cohesive Societies” was also successfully accredited by AQ Austria.

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