University for Continuing Education Krems

Außenansicht Donauuni Krems © Suzy Stoeckl

The University for Continuing Education Krems is the university for continuing education. Its courses are specifically oriented toward the needs of working professionals. Serving 9,000 students from 97 countries and with more than 20,000 graduates, it is one of the leading providers of further education courses in Europe. The University for Continuing Education Krems combines 20 years of experience in postgraduate education with innovation and highest quality standards in research and teaching and holds the AQ Austria seal of quality. In teaching and research the university focuses on social as well as organisational and technical challenges of current times and specialises in interdisciplinary cross-linking and future-oriented courses. Highest quality standards, a scientific, practical approach, and the use of innovative teaching and learning methods are part of all programmes.

Faculties and programmes

The University for Continuing Education Krems offers master’s programmes and university coursesin the following areas of study: Medicine, Health and Social Services | Economics and Business Management |Law, Administration and International Affairs | Education, Media and Communication | Arts, Culture and Building


Attendees of the University for Continuing Education Krems are students with very high expectations. Aged on average 40 years, they have several years of professional experience and usually a higher educational degree. At the University for Continuing Education Krems they prepare themselves for the next step in their career, update their knowledge, acquire new skills, and develop their personal abilities. The University for Continuing Education Krems is primarily devoted to translational research in special areas such as health and medicine, educational research and lifelong learning, European integration, migration and economics as well as art, culture and architecture. Scientific conclusions constitute the basis of practice-oriented teaching at the University for Continuing Education. Furthermore, the research conducted here permits intensive cooperation with companies and other public institutions. The three faculties of the university conduct research that extends beyond the confines of thei respective specialties.

The University for Continuing Education Krems is located 80 km from Vienna – in one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes of Europe, known as the Wachau. It has been declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The modern adaptation of an erstwhile tobacco factory in Stein, a characteristic industrial building dating back to the start of the 20th century, and the new premises at Campus Krems offer students and teachers an open and motivating environment that promotes innovation. The facilities include modern teaching and research rooms, a library, an auditorium, a cinema, apartments, and a variety of restaurants.