Our university: innovative, international, people-focused
Since it opened in 1994, our university has built a reputation as one of the most innovative and international higher education institutions in Austria.
Impressive results in a range of rankings underline the high levels of satisfaction among our students from Austria and abroad: the top marks that IMC Krems receives year after year in Universum’s Talent Survey, for example.
Education with a personal touch
IMC Krems was founded as the International Management Center (IMC) in 1994 by Dr. Heinz Boyer, who is now the university’s Supervisory Board Chairman and majority owner. Eight years later, on 1 April 2002, we were awarded university of applied science status. Since then, the university has grown rapidly. IMC Krems currently offers 16 bachelor and 11 master degree programmes, as well as 3 continuing education courses – about 40 % of programmes are taught in English. Our programmes are closely linked to the university’s core focuses of business, digitalisation & engineering, health and life sciences.
The university education we provide stands out for its exceptional practical focus and emphasis on leadership and soft skills, as well as the extensive language-learning options available to students and project-based teaching in small groups. We do not think that our university should be an “educational production line”. First-hand learning experiences are fundamental to our teaching approaches.
Strong partnerships for outstanding career opportunities
Establishing close ties between teaching, research and industry is a major priority, and is a crucial part of how we prepare students for the job market. 90% of all students find permanent employment within three months of graduation, thanks in no small part to the compulsory internships or research placements they have completed.
The Executive Management
IMC Krems is a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (limited liability company). It is owned by IMC Consulting GmbH, which has a 70% stake, and the City of Krems, which holds the remaining 30%. When we became a university of applied sciences on 1 April 2002, the managing company changed its name to IMC FH Krems GmbH.
The university’s Executive Management deals with all external matters.
It represents IMC FH Krems GmbH in its dealings with external stakeholders and is also responsible for overall management of the university.
The Academic Board and Rectorate
Rules of procedure govern the responsibilities, periods of office, rules of proxy and election procedures of the Academic Board, in accordance with the Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz (Universities of Applied Sciences Studies Act).
The Academic Board is responsible for managing the university’s academic affairs.
The Academic Board is currently made up of the Chair and Vice Chair of the Academic Board, six degree programme directors, six representatives of the teaching and research staff, and four students.
The following appointments were made at the board’s meeting of 21 October 2014:
- Prof.(FH) Mag. Eva Werner was elected Chair of the Academic Board and Rector
- Prof.(FH) Mag. Dr. Harald Hundsberger was elected Vice Chair of the Academic Board and Vice Rector
What we stand for
Study the art of applied sciences: our vision, mission and values are firmly established in all areas of the university.