Efforts to found the University began in 1964, and succeeded in 1970, during the term of Governor Sima. Today, the University holds faculties of Humanities & Social Sciences, Management & Economics, Technology, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt regards itself as a centre of research within the Alps-Adriatic region, bringing together researchers from a variety of disciplines and geographic territories. The main research interests are naturally aligned with the faculties and disciplines, which are represented at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. The research carried out here can thus be assigned to the following key areas: “Culture, Education and Life”, “Economics, Organisation and Sustainability”, and “Technical Systems”.