Following the legacy of German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, famous for his laws that describe planetary motions around the Sun, Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) has developed into an international innovation centre. Found in 1966 under the name Academy for Social and Economic Sciences, JKU is among world’s youngest universities which has grown to become a leader in interdisciplinary research related to social sciences, economics and business.
Since its inception in 1966, the JKU has become a successful and innovative center for science, academics and society. Today, the JKU has become one of the largest educational institutions in Upper Austria and enjoys an international reputation not only in conducting base-knowledge research, but also in applied-oriented research. The university offers interdisciplinary and hands-on educational programs designed to meet today’s business and societal needs and our cooperation agreements with over 300 partner universities in over 50 countries as well as over 120 professors and over 1800 academic faculty ensure superior research and study conditions.