In the departments of ’Health Care, Social and Public Management‘, ’Medical Engineering‘ and ’Social Work‘, students receive academic knowledge and practical insights in the management, technology, or services offered in the health and social sector. Besides teaching, the three departments focus on fascinating tasks in applied research with a view to shaping tomorrow´s society. Our motto is: people are the focus
Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, is home to several universities and colleges and has roughly 200.000 inhabitants. It lies at the heart of one of the most economically powerful regions of Europe. The city is characterized by its historical baroque architecture as well as by space created specifically for the innovative ideas of our future information society. Gastronomically, Linz offers everything from quaint street cafés in the summer to traditional Austrian coffee shops to trendy bars. Urban flair and a cosmopolitan attitude go hand in hand with Austrian tradition and established structures. The fact that Linz was chosen to be the European Capital of Culture in 2009 is testimony to its rich cultural life and its general convivial atmosphere.
The seven medical engineering laboratories are a signature feature of our faculty next to modern lecture halls and a light-flooded library. The Department of Medical Engineering as a key element of the future “medical valley” of Upper Austria is researching innovative technical solutions in medicine together with international partners. In 2015, it earned international acclaim with its study on the first prosthetic leg worldwide that can “feel”. Our students are experiencing innovation firsthand – sometimes even entirely in English, as in our Master´s programme. A comfortable lounge area with TV screens and free WiFi serves as a communicative meeting point.