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Research at IMC Krems

We bundle our applied research into futureoriented research focuses, develop innovative solutions for the benefit of the economy and society and thus contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our researchers are visible in the national and international scientific community with their research results and are recognised and sought after as experts in their respective fields.

IMC Research Portal on Pure

IMC research portal

Our research is showcased on Pure.

The research portal of the IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences provides a comprehensive overview of all the research achievements of the university's academics. It enables a user-friendly search for research output, i.e. publications, research projects, awards, memberships as well as persons and organizational units. All relevant information is presented in a uniform and clear format. The research portal promotes the networking of experts and contributes to the increased visibility of public research activities.

IMC research portal

Our core research subjects

Department of Business

We carry out research into topics that have an impact on the economy – from innovation and digitalisation to entrepreneurship and tourism.

Our department consists of the following institutes:


Department of Health Sciences

Research meets practice – interdisciplinary, forward-looking, patient-centred. Our health sciences research focuses primarily on potential practical applications.

Our department consists of the following institutes:


Department of Science and Technology

Our researchers specialise in areas including biotechnology, chemistry and informatics.

Our department consists of the following institutes:


International. Applied. Interdisciplinary.

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems carries out applied research in the core subject areas of business, health sciences  and science and technology in collaboration with companies and other organisations.

The university develops innovative solutions and brings high-potential products and processes to market.

Our research-led teaching, application-driven research and groundbreaking expertise benefit both the economy and society as a whole.

IMC Krems is recognised in Austria and abroad as a high-profile research partner with a strong reputation. It collaborates with businesses of all sizes – from SMEs to major companies – as well as tertiary education institutions, public bodies and other organisations.

The university carries out one-off projects for companies, as well as multi-year research programmes financed by the Province of Lower Austria, the Austrian federal government and the EU. Research projects at IMC Krems are characterised by collaboration with all partners at every stage – from defining the focus of research questions to providing the relevant stakeholders with information on research findings.

The university works closely with businesses and organisations to ensure that knowledge from the various fields of research feeds into day-to-day practice, and vice versa. Our researchers aim to integrate research findings into their teaching. Partnerships with research institutes and business partners in Austria and abroad, coupled with our lecturers’ contacts with decision-makers and research groups at other universities enables IMC Krems to attract teaching staff for specialised courses, and also ensures that course contents are constantly up to date.

IMC Krems students are closely involved in application-driven research projects, and can write their bachelor or master thesis on a practical, topical subject related to the university’s key research areas. Research-led teaching helps students to develop the skills required to handle day-to-day professional challenges. Our effectiveness in equipping students for their careers is reflected in outstanding levels of student satisfaction and strong demand from our research and business partners for IMC Krems graduates.

The diversity of the research projects carried out by the departments of Business, Health Sciences and Science and Technology ensures that there is enormous scope for interdisciplinary research. Their projects and findings generate economic, medical, pharmaceutical, technical and social benefits. These research activities also give rise to pioneering innovations that bring about changes in industry and society.

With 170+ partner institutions worldwide, IMC Krems is widely regarded as one of Austria’s most international universities of applied sciences. This cross-border focus and our expertise have a positive impact on the university’s research activities. Increasing numbers of international projects are being launched, and the findings as well as new trends and insights are published in the form of peer-reviewed academic papers and books, and also presented to the international research community and the general public at conferences and seminars. We direct our efforts towards steadily building up an international network of experts.

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Projects & publications

Our researchers focus on applied topics in the fields of business, health, and science & technology.

Get an overview of selected research projects at IMC Krems and current scientific publications.


Research news

  • Micro-Influencers & Consumers: Free Food for a "Like"?

    Consumers using social media respond to interactions between micro-influencers and the hospitality industry when the latter two act in a...

  • The separation of organic molecules

    Katharina Pfaffeneder is a scientist in the field of analytical chemistry with a focus on organic chemistry, and a graduate of the Applied Chemistry...

  • Focus on optogenetics

    The Vienna Museum of Science and Technology is launching the latest round of its presentation format "Innovation Corner." In collaboration with the...

  • Rare Earths 85% Recyclable Thanks to Bacteria

    Joint research by BOKU Tulln and IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems shows great potential in the recovery of valuable materials from electronic...

  • The Future of Alternative Finance

    At the 3rd "International Conference for Alternative Finance Research" at IMC Krems, international experts presented their research and exchanged...

  • IMC Life Science Meeting takes stock of its achievements

    The IMC Life Science Meeting has once again demonstrated its significance as an established platform for exchanging cutting-edge technologies and...

  • „Understand what drives you!“

    Nadine Tüchler completed her bachelor and master degrees in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at IMC Krems. She currently lives in Heidelberg,...

  • Answers from the realm of proteins

    The dynamics of proteins and their interactions are the passion of young researcher Stefanie Brandstetter. As a PhD student in Biomedical Mass...

  • CAST Mozambique: An initiative for sustainable tourism

    "CAST Mozambique" is aimed at making the tourism sector in Mozambique more sustainable, in particular by strengthening rural tourism. Through a...