Hagenberg is among Austria’s leading pioneers in applied university teaching and research and introduced its first degree programme as long ago as 1993. Since then, our range of degrees has expanded considerably. Now, you can choose from no fewer than 20 Bachelor and Master programmes in the fields of informatics, communications and media, many of which have won top rankings 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. In these specialist areas our 11 research groups are working on innovative solutions for the digital future.
It’s no surprise that Hagenberg is widely known as "Austria’s Silicon Valley", a reputation that extends worldwide. With its unique combination of IT-related education, research and business in one place, "Softwarepark Hagenberg" 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 more than 75 companies, among them 8 start-ups, and 10 research institutes, including a Christian Doppler Laboratory and soon a third Josef Ressel Center. 1,100 people are employed here, while 1,600 students work towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at our School of Informatics, Communications and Media. A further 50 are studying for a Master’s or PhD at an institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), or on the FH Upper Austria and JKU 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.
Our School’s three complexes with 12,000 square metres offer plenty of space for your studies and research. They house over 60 computer labs, 19 seminar rooms and nine 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.