More about Johannes Kepler University of Linz

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. 

The institution is located in close proximity to one of the main economic centres in Austria, Linz, which is famous for its architecture. 

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. 

With over 60 innovative degrees at all level in traditional areas of study, the institution aims to provide up-to-date programs, which will meet the changing demands of local business and economy. 

The 90 acres university campus hosts three faculties: Social Sciences, Economics and Business; Engineering and Natural Sciences; and Law. JKU is the only university in Austria that offers a multimedia diploma degree programme in law. The campus, which is located in the Linz outskirts, is home for over 110 institutes.

The Faculty of Medicine is the most recent addition to JKU, established in 2014.  JKU was the first Austrian university to offer studies in human medicine through its bachelor’s degree programme, conducted in cooperation with the Medical University of Graz.

Campus facilities offer free study space where students and academics can meet in non-formal environment. They can also drink at the local bars and pubs, which are only five minutes away from student resident halls.

Other amenities available on campus are bookshops and business stores. 

Key statistics

  • 6,652
    Number of Students
  • 11.7
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 9%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016

Subjects offered at Johannes Kepler University of Linz

Where we are


Altenbergerstrasse 69
4040 Linz