Our university’s locations in Krems and Stein
Charming sites featuring expansive green spaces, light-filled campus architecture and a historic medieval building.
A unique character
The various sites that make up IMC Krems are as diverse as the town itself – a place where historic and modern architecture combine to wonderful effect. It's easy to see why so many of our students wax lyrical about the unique charms of our university.
All four of our sites have one thing in common: their outstanding amenities and equipment.
Modern facilities and high-quality fixtures and fittings create environments in which we are sure you will feel comfortable – something which is very important to us.
After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time with us. At an important stage in your life. So it goes without saying that we want to make your time here as pleasant as possible.
Leisure facilities and places to eat and drink
A university campus just wouldn’t be complete without sport and exercise facilities. From aikido to zumba: Campus Sport offers over 60 courses every semester. And because no one likes to study or exercise on an empty stomach, there are plenty of places to eat and drink on campus. Here’s a quick overview.
Our international campus
Our two locations in the historic town centre both have an especially international feel to them. The site on Piaristengasse was the main university building when IMC Krems opened. It is where we welcomed our first intake of 45 students back in 1994. Today, about a third of our students attend their lectures at Piaristengasse.
It is where many of our English-language degree programmes are based. The different languages you hear spoken by exchange students from all over the world in these historic surroundings – a former Piarist college – create a special international atmosphere.
Lectures are held in rooms that were occupied by a Jesuit gymnasium school as early as 1616. Today, in the former refectory – now one of the site’s 13 lecture rooms – students have the whole world at their fingertips when they hook up to the WiFi network.
It’s precisely this combination of history and modern technology that gives IMC Piaristengasse its very distinctive character. A tour of the site never fails to impress visitors. Piaristengasse is totally unique – and it’s part of IMC Krems.
Down the Piaristenstiege into the centre of town
The historic Piaristenstiege steps take you from IMC Piaristengasse into the very centre of Krems in just 3 minutes.
The market on Pfarrplatz and the restaurants, cafés and shops around Krems’ bustling Landstrasse are all just a stone’s throw away.
You can take care of almost everything on foot – the copy shop is just around the corner from the bakery, and the supermarket only a short walk from the café. This is one of the things that makes living in Krems so pleasant.
Steeped in history
Krems through and through: our historic Gozzoburg castle site is located on Hoher Markt – the oldest part of town – and has a character all of its own. No wonder, considering it dates back over 700 years.
We moved into our premises here in 2017, so it is actually our newest location. IMC Gozzoburg is a centre for our international students and guests.
The building’s unique atmosphere makes it an ideal place to hold functions and entertain visitors . The historic Wappensaal, where trials and council meetings were once held, is also a great venue for events.
Working together: the IMC Co-Working Space
Our co-working space is located in the site’s lower section. The people who work here pay very reasonable monthly rates for a package that offers an undisturbed working environment and views of Krems’ lively Landstrasse. Amenities include meeting rooms, a kitchen, state-of-the-art technical facilities and WiFi.
A leading innovation and research hub
The university’s Research Institute for Applied Bioanalytics and Drug Development is located at Krems’ Technology and Research Centre (TFZ). Members of the institute form part of a wider research community of like minds. TFZ was conceived as a health technology innovation and research site.
The concept facilitates collaboration between various educational institutions including IMC Krems, the Danube University Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences.
The site is also home to numerous companies, which opens up opportunities to make contact with potential employers and cooperation partners. The funding and service agencies located here, such as riz up Niederösterreichs Gründeragentur GmbH which focuses on start-ups, represent another major benefit.
TFZ has laboratories with state-of-the art facilities, and is just a short drive from the centre of Krems. It is also very conveniently located if you’re driving from Vienna or St. Pölten. The number 3 bus also stops nearby.