Milestones in the history of the University for Continuing Education Krems


Danube University Krems opened its doors. The Federal Law establishing it came into force on 8 April 1994.


Teaching began a few weeks after the university had opened with 93 students enrolled in three study programs for European Integration and Journalism.


The academic degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) was awarded for the first time in Austria.


Danube University Krems launched its own arts and culture program named Campus Culture.


The academic degrees Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Master in European Studies (M.E.S.) were introduced.


The foundation stone for the new Campus Krems building was laid.


The Federal Law on the Danube University Krems was passed.


As part of this development phase the Danube University Krems was given a state-of-the-art bio-tech lab center. The new Campus Krems building was inaugurated on 7 October 2005.


The Danube University Krems appointed the first professors; by December 2021 the University for Continuing Education Krems had 27 professorships.


The Archive of Contemporary Arts, a collection of donations and bequests made by outstanding personalities from literature, music and other fields of the arts, was opened at Campus Krems.


The Federal Law authorizing the Danube University Krems to award Doctorate Degrees came into force.


Accreditation of the first two PhD programs and certification of the quality management system by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria).


Opening of the Core Facility on Campus Krems – a joint research infrastructure of Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences and IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems.

2019 The University for Continuing Education Krems is integrated into the Universities Act as a public university. It becomes a member of the Austrian Conference of Universities (uniko) by unanimous decision.
2020 The University for Continuing Education Krems celebrates its 25th anniversary.
2021 The University for Continuing Education Krems is strongly involved in the National Council’s decision to pass a legislative package on continuing education in higher education that is clearly focused on quality, standardized framework conditions, documented equivalence of academic degrees, and allowing for permeability between regular and continuing education studies.


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