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Transnational educational programmes and projects

Krems exports know-how all over the world

Our university is a recognised partner for education and consulting projects at home and abroad

Transnational partnerships

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems designs tailored solutions for partners from the education and business sectors. Our education experts have a wealth of experience with ‘exporting’ our degree programmes and heading up international projects.

International project management

The university’s experience extends well beyond Europe – examples include successful projects in Oman, Namibia, Azerbaijan and China.

There’s ample scope for transnational cooperations in the following areas:

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Transnational bachelor and master degree programmes

We offer our degree programmes at selected partner universities worldwide.

Tailored to local needs

Our transnational bachelor and master degree programmes are designed down to the last detail to meet the local needs of our partner universities. And of course, an international focus remains a key aspect.

How can your university become a cooperation partner?

Our contact persons will collaborate with you to develop a curriculum and contents based on IMC Krems’ know-how.

Moreover, they will help you manage project coordination, quality assurance, accreditations and selection of teaching staff. IMC Krems can also provide you with our own lecturers as part of the Flying Faculty programme.


Transnational academic courses

Transnational continuing education courses

IMC Krems custom designs continuing education programmes for partner universities and companies

Maximum flexibility

Full-time or part-time; in Krems or at the cooperation partner’s location; from just one to a maximum of four semesters. Our team collaborates with the client to design an academic training programme to meet their individual needs.

In our role as consultants, our university can leverage its wealth of experience to put together the ideal package for you.

Examples of successful continuing education courses

We’ve been working with Thuongmai University in Vietnam for many years. And we’re rolling out a new transnational master programme there in autumn 2018.

In 2010 we launched the three-semester International Business master degree programme, serving five cohorts in a part-time format.

Moreover, we’ve developed a two-semester International Business master degree programme in collaboration with Hue University in Vietnam; it has been running since 2013, serving two cohorts.

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Intensive seminars

IMC Krems provides tailor-made programmes to organisations in both the public and private sectors

Further education programmes designed to meet your needs

In addition to traditional intensive seminars, IMC Krems offers train-the-trainer seminars and summer schools.

You’ll benefit from our expertise in subjects such as tourism and hospitality, management, health, sustainability and digitalisation.

What are the specifics of your course design? These are determined by you. For instance, you might specify the content or time period for your training programme: from one to several weeks – the choice is yours. And of course, our team will be happy to advise you from the very beginning.

The project team will also plan the course location in line with your requirements. Either our experts will travel to your university, or participants can attend the course at IMC Campus Krems.

Full-service packages

One thing that the packages have in common: they're designed to be flexible as well as meeting your specifications.

Our project team will assume full responsibility for coordinating organisational matters. If you choose Krems as your course location, participants will be well looked after: from putting together an attractive mix of courses to arranging accommodation, meals and airport transfers – the project team will manage every organisational aspect.

And there will also be time for recreational activities: company excursions, expert talks, executive evening sessions and field trips are all part of the schedule.

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Projects in Austria and abroad

IMC Krems supports projects around the world in the educational and tourism sectors. Our goals: unrivalled quality combined with added value for the region.

A powerful partner for your project

Here at IMC Krems, we pride ourselves on our sustainable quality and international focus while considering local needs.

Our team of experts are happy to share their knowledge and apply their extensive experience to your project. We have wide-ranging expertise in the following areas:

  • Education: Consulting on academic, infrastructure-related and human resources structures and requirements.
  • Tourism: Conducting feasibility studies for tourist resorts, project planning in regional tourism development and the introduction of hotel classification systems
  • Management, digitalisation, health and life sciences: Studies in IMC Krems’ core subject areas

Why should you choose IMC Krems as your project partner?

As a full-service provider, the university manages your project every step of the way.

Our innovative concepts primarily serve to accomplish one objective: linking academic expertise with business administration know-how. Such an approach ensures sophisticated implementation of your project.

Here at IMC Krems, we’ve been managing international projects for over 20 years. Our experts' approach creates added value, because sustainable regional development – for example in tourism – is a key success factor for us.

That's why the project team always takes local conditions and requirements into account when planning the project, whilst also consulting with our extensive international network of partners.

From planning to implementation and beyond

IMC Krems is a full-service provider. Our project team will be happy to work with you from the planning stage right through to implementation and beyond. We usually adopt the following five-step plan:

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    1. Fact-finding mission

    The project team gains an impression of the local conditions and analyses opportunities and threats.

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    2. Project planning and proposal

    Based on the insights obtained, the project team will draw up a project plan including a proposal for further cooperation.

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    3. Feasibility study and business plan

    After you select IMC Krems as your project partner, our project team will draft a detailed business plan defining the project roadmap.

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    4. Implementation

    Once the project planning stage has been completed, IMC Krems is also a reliable partner for the implementation phase. Our experts’ know-how will help make your project a success.

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    5. Training and/or management

    Even after successful implementation, our work isn’t done: the project team is happy to train your employees or provide managerial support.

Selected projects

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Buraimi | Oman

Development of a university in Buraimi

Development of a university in Buraimi

Basic information
Start: 2010
Consortium Leader: IMC FH Krems
Partners: University of Vienna, Vienna University of Technology, University of Applied Sciences FH Campus Wien, (all AUT) and University of Bradford (UK)

Core responsibilities IMC Krems
Accounting & controlling, quality management, HR, marketing, facility management, IT

Project goals
1. Design and implementation of academic programmes
2. Implementation of organisation and management structures

Buraimi | Oman
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Maskat | Oman

College für Tourism and Hospitality Management

College für Tourism and Hospitality Management

2-year diploma programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Basic information
Start: 2001
Students: 600
License agreement with the Ministry of Manpower, Oman

Core responsibilities IMC Krems
Management, practical training, languages

Project goal
Local capacity building

Maskat | Oman
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Aqaba | Jordan

Feasibility study and business plan for a Centre of Excellence

Feasibility study and business plan for a Centre of Excellence

Tourism education at vocational and academic level as well as a seminar hotel

Project goals
1. Contribute to the area's economic development
2. Establish and develop tourism infrastructure
3. Increase the supply of qualified employees for Jordanian enterprises

Aqaba | Jordan
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Walvis Bay | Namibia

Feasibility study for Walvis Bay Eco-Tourism Centre

Feasibility study for Walvis Bay Eco-Tourism Centre

Eco-tourism college incl. a seminar hotel and a tourist information centre

Project goals
1. Contribute to the area's economic development
2. Enhance the image of Walvis Bay as a tourism destination
3. Position Walvis Bay as an education hub

Walvis Bay | Namibia
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Retz | Austria

Intercultural Hotel Management School Retz

Intercultural Hotel Management School Retz

Redesign of a historic estate as well as a 4-star hotel and a 3-star training hotel

Project goal
Development of the region as a tourist attraction

Retz | Austria
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Semmering | Austria

Multi-purpose tourism venue Semmering

Multi-purpose tourism venue Semmering

Conversion of the historic Grand Hotel Panhans into a multi-purpose tourism venue
(5-star hotel and 3-star training hotel, private apartments)

International College for Tourism and Management

Project goal
Revitalisation of the region as a popular year-round tourism destination

Semmering | Austria

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Study Services

  • Martina Kugler-Vielkind
    Study Services / Transnational Programmes