School of Informatics, Communications and Media Studying in Hagenberg
Hagenberg is among Austria’s pioneers in applied university teaching and research and introduced its first degree programme as long ago as 1993. Since then, our range of degree programmes has expanded considerably. Now, you can choose from no fewer than 19 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in the fields of informatics, communications and media, many of which have won a top ranking in national and international student and employer surveys.
Research activities focus on cutting-edge topics: Software Technology & Applicatons, Media & Knowledge Technologies, and Informations & Communication Systems. And, with researchers at our Linz-based School of Health and Social Sciences, we carry out research aimed at improving the quality of life for the elderly
Welcome to Austria’s Silicon Valley
It’s no surprise that Hagenberg is often called ’Austria’s Silicon Valley‘, a reputation that extends widely abroad. With its unique combination of IT-related education, research and business in one place – ’Softwarepark Hagenberg‘ – it has established itself as a powerhouse of innovation in computing and software development. Hagenberg Campus is an important part of this successful technology park founded in 1989, which today hosts 70 companies, including 20 start-ups, and 12 research institutes, including a Christian Doppler Laboratory and two Josef Ressel Centers. More than 1,000 people are employed here, while 1,400 students work towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme at our School of Informatics, Communications and Media. A further 50 are studying for a Master’s degree programme or PhD at an institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), or on our School’s and the JKU’s joint PhD programme.
This dynamic environment not only provides an ideal setting for a practice-oriented, academic education but also excellent networking opportunities as well as attractive, on-site internships and employment opportunities for our students.
Modern Campus University
Our School’s three complexes with 12,000 m2 offer plenty of space for your studies and research. They house over 80 computer labs, seminar rooms and lecture halls with state-of-the-art equipment, a bio lab, an audio studio and a greenbox studio. Our campus also has a comprehensive library, a large student canteen and a pub.