The Upper Austrian School of Engineering in Wels is one of the pioneers in the university of applied sciences sector since its founding in 1993. With its main focus areas and the highly successful research projects it counts as one of the most renowned Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria. With approximately 100 full-time members of academic staff and a very high RD share in acquired third-party funding in 6 different research areas, it is among the best universities of applied sciences, also in research matters.
Research is carried out in Wels in the areas of Automated Control Engineering and Simulation, Innovation and Technology Management, Energy and Environment, Food Technology and Biotechnology, Measuring and Testing Technology, Materials and Production Engineering.
The School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences in Wels offers scientifically sound, hands-on degree programmes that are internationally recognised. There are many reasons to study at the University of Applied Sciences in Wels: in addition to the high-quality training, good staff-student ratio and top job prospects, a seamless transition into a meaningful career is one of the greatest advantages. Many students complete their Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses in cooperation with partner companies or as research assistants in one of the numerous research projects in Wels during their studies.
The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Campus in Wels is also one of the most modern technical faculties. A total of around 60 million euros have been invested in the premises and laboratory equipment in Wels to make it state of the art. Meanwhile, the campus extends across 8 buildings with about 60 modern laboratories, a library and cafeteria.