On 2 October 2020, the University for Continuing Education Krems celebrated its 25th anniversary in the auditorium in Grafenegg. Among others, Alexander Van der Bellen, the Austrian Federal President, Heinz Faßmann, the Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research, and the Governor of Lower Austria, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, took part in the top-class ceremony entitled "Reflections & Perspectives". Helga Nowotny, the renowned science researcher, held the keynote speech.
Since its opening in 1995, the University for Continuing Education Krems has developed into the leading public university for continuing education throughout Europe. As the only public university for continuing education within the German-speaking world, it specializes in part-time, academic continuing education. In teaching and research, the university draws on its expertise to address challenges society faces.
review of the festive event
Here you find a summary of the ceremony's speeches.
In the following video you can see impressions of the inspiring campus of the University for Continuing Education Krems as a place of teaching and research as well as voices about the university.
Click here to view the picture gallery of the ceremony.
Here you find the full version of the event (available in German).
Keeping pace with the times since 25 years
With 25 years of experience, the University for Continuing Education Krems is one of the European pioneers in the field of university continuing education. In 1995 the university opened its doors to the students by which a future-oriented model project for scientific continuing education was created, significantly contributing to addressing current and future societal challenges.
The university is well familiar with handling the specific requirements of part-time teaching. The University for Continuing Education Krems' strenght is to carry out university courses that have their finger at the pulse of time. Close to 8,000 students from 85 countries make the University for Continuing Education Krems the leading public university for continuing education in Europe. Usually, the students of the University for Continuing Education Krems have gained several years of professional and management experience, which is taken into teaching and research and subsequently leads to a knowledge and competence transfer at a high level.
The University for Continuing Education Krems is committed to application-oriented research with a high degree of transdisciplinarity. Bridges are built between basic and applied research as well as between the different disciplines - an approach that generates dynamics and innovation.