Danube University Krems
Krems an der Donau, Austria
University description (as per official university website)
Danube University Krems is facing up to the social challenge of lifetime learning: established in 1995 it is still the only university in Europe that has specialised in postgraduate continuing education. Enthusiasm for the qualified and innovative involvement with the complex social, organisational and technical challenges presented by our society in the new Europe is what motivates the students, the teaching staff and everyone else working at Danube University Krems.
Singular experience in academic continuing education throughout Europe
Focus on job-related and personal requirements of students
Practice-oriented education and research
Danube University Krems has specialized in postgraduate academic studies and offers exclusive courses in the fields of economics and business management, communications, IT and media, medicine, health and social services, law, administration and international affairs, education and cultural sciences as well as of building and ecology. Being a European model project, Danube University Krems combines high quality in education, research and consulting with excellent customer orientation and service. More than 5,000 students from 70 countries are enrolled in over 150 academic courses.
Danube University Krems was founded in 1994 and teaching started here in 1995 with three courses and 93 students. The university already is the largest provider of postgraduate continuing education in Austria and is now striving to become the leading competence center of academic continuing education in central Europe within the next few years.
The majority of the students of Danube University Krems have a university degree. Therefore, the main part of university teaching in Danube University Krems consists of courses which are concluded with an internationally recognized Masterís degree such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Laws (LL.M.). The range of courses offered here extends from executive MBA, IT consulting, European Union law, solar architecture and music management to health care management, psychotherapy and special fields of dentistry. Danube University Krems also offers a number of short courses and seminars.
International and interdisciplinary
The departments of Danube University Krems cooperate across the perimeters of the individual subjects. The university is committed to international aspects and to cultural diversity along the lines of education and research. The students come from nearly 80 countries. More than 1,000 internationally renowned lecturers not only assure a high quality in education, but also the consistent exchange with the scientific community and international enterprises. Danube University Krems cooperates with 50 universities worldwide, including the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, USA.
New campus with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities
Danube University Krems is located in one of Europeís most beautiful cultural landscapes, the Wachau region along the Danube, which has been named a world cultural heritage site by the UNESCO. A renovated tobacco factory dating back to the onset of the 20th century and new buildings on Campus Krems provide students and educators with an open, innovative, and motivational atmosphere for research and studying. The new campus, which was opened in 2005, provides the region with a new landmark of international acclaim.