New Design University (NDU)

Studierender bei der Arbeit an einer Zeichnung © NDU/Severin Wurnig

The NDU offers an interdisciplinary mixture of design, technology and business. The Faculty of Design includes a bachelor‘s programme in Graphic Design, renowned for its profound training in the fundamental principles of the discipline, and a Bachelor in Manual and Material Culture, combining product design with hand-craft. The Bachelor in Interior Design is about planning interiors and furnishings in terms of design, technical fittings and economic aspects. The master‘s programme in Information and Spatial Design is open to graduates holding a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture or Graphic and Information Design. The Faculty of Technology offers a Bachelor in Event Engineering which teaches the skills required to handle the technical aspects of an event along with organisational expertise, as well as a Bachelor in Business Administration enriched by "Design Thinking".

Faculties and programmes

Faculty of Design. Graphic and Information Design (BA) | Information and Spatial Design (MA), Interior Design and 3D Design (BA) | Manual and Material Culture (BA) 
Faculty of Technology. Event Engineering (B.Eng.) | Management (MSc) | Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSc) | Management by Design (BA) | Information and Spatial Design (MA)


The New Design University is a private university founded by the Chamber of Commerce of Lower Austria. The university’s small size provides for a high amount of flexibility in organising the individual study programmes. It maintains a close connection between research, teaching and the region’s entrepreneurs, exemplified by a platform called »Future Lab« where students can hone their professional skills by working on »real-life« commissioned projects. All students can easily join such research projects and thus – already early on in their academic careers – learn to respond to business demands in a creative, innovative manner. Along the way the students are mentored by teachers from a number of disciplines as well as external specialists and thus are able to collect valuable knowledge and practical experience for their future careers. Studying at the NDU combines the practical orientation of a university of applied sciences with the renowned academic education of a university. Students work in small groups, supervised individually by teachers and renowned experts with a wealth of practical experience. The NDU is a small university with a very friendly, familiar atmosphere.