Studying in Hagenberg

It’s not only California that boasts a stronghold for high-tech and IT, but also Hagenberg in the beautiful Mühlviertel region of Upper Austria. Located just 20 kilometers northeast of the provincial capital Linz, Hagenberg offers a unique combination of education, research and business that focus on software, information technology, media and related areas, and all located in one place – Softwarepark Hagenberg. No wonder we are a powerhouse of innovation and have won a worldwide reputation as “Austria’s Silicon Valley”. Hagenberg is currently home to more than 75 companies and 11 research institutes. And at its epicenter in the idyllic castle surroundings lies our School of Informatics, Communications and Media.

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All about IT, Communication and Media

Shaping the digital future - this is the focus of academic education as well as research and development in Hagenberg. In our Bachelor's and Master's degree programs and our research activities, everything revolves around computer science, communication and media. The variety of topics from these areas that we deal with and in which our students can acquire expertise is huge. There are now 11 Bachelor's and 12 Master's degree programs to choose from in Hagenberg, and research is carried out in 13 research groups and two Josef Ressel Centers.

Our range of courses leaves nothing to be desired. Whether combating cybercrime, shaping the mobility of the future, developing artificial intelligence, social media management or designing games - these and many other practice-oriented study opportunities are offered by our 23 top-ranked and often unique IT and media degree programs.

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Personal Advice, Taster Days, Info Events & Campus Tours

There are many ways to get an idea of what studying at the FH Upper Austria Campus Hagenberg is like. We offer on-site and online opportunities to get a first taste of the campus, exchange ideas with students, get to know our lecture halls, studios and the modern campus and find the right degree program for you.

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Questions about Studying and Living in Hagenberg?

Our FAQ page answers the most burning questions about studying and student life in Hagenberg. It's well worth a look!

FAQ for prospective students

Student Life

Hagenberg has a lot to offer students. An active student community, parties and various leisure activities are available to students in Hagenberg.

Student Life in Hagenberg

Out of the Lecture Halls and into Practice

Our faculty is located in the middle of the Hagenberg Software Park. This means that our students can find attractive opportunities for internships, academic collaboration and part-time jobs just a few minutes' walk from the university. There are also exciting opportunities to develop and implement innovative projects together on site. In addition, there are extensive opportunities for networking and a wide range of career opportunities - and, supported by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Startup Center and the services of the campus' own coworking space bytewerk, the opportunity to realize your own start-up ideas.

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Study and Career

In addition to full-time study, where you can fully immerse yourself in student life and, if necessary, work part-time on a reduced workload, you can also study part-time and dual study with us and thus combine work with study.

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Modern campus university

Our Faculty offers an inspirational learning environment and modern facilities. Alongside bright, well-equipped lecture halls and computer labs, there are specialized facilities including a bio lab and film, audio and video editing studios. In our Makerspace workshop rooms, project ideas can be developed and put into practice with 3D printers, laser-cutters and the like, and you can breathe new life into devices in our Repair Cafés. There is also room for start-up ideas in our bytewerk co-working space. Our conference events in areas such as artificial intelligence, IT security, animation and mixed reality add to our international flair.

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