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Special thanks go to all supporters of KL. They make a significant contribution to the quality of teaching and research at KL and to securing Lower Austria as a location for education and science.

EVN Social Fund supports open2chat

EVN Social Fund - Energy for Science

A research project of Karl Landsteiner Private University (KL) made it through the selection process.The pilot project open2chat.at, which is scientifically supported by KL, enables children and young people to get in touch with trained persons of the same age via chat in order to talk about problems. Particularly in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic, it is evident how beneficial low-threshold services can be for the mental health of young people.In order to be able to guarantee a target group-specific evaluation and subsequently a sustainable research process of the pilot project open2chat, the EVN Social Fund will support the student collaboration for one year.

"We at KL have developed this project in an open-science expertise to support young people in their needs, which became even more necessary due to the Corona pandemic," Markus Böckle, who is involved in the project as scientific director, sums up. "The student collaboration contributes significantly to the communication at eye level with young people and thus to the research success and sustainability of open2chat.at."

Seaman Award

Science Award for graduates of the Humane Medicine master programme

The US American medical and veterinary doctor Richard Seaman enthusiastically dedicated his life to scientific research. In 2018, Seaman died of the consequences of a stroke on a cruise along the Danube during travels through Europe with his wife Judith.

With the Seaman Award, the Seaman family expresses their gratitude towards the team of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Hörmann at the intensive care unit of the University Hospital St. Pölten for the outstanding treatment and care and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Streicher, Professor of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at KL for the empathetic support while settling all necessary measures after Seaman´s passing and for fulfilling his last will.

This scientific award will be conferred five times. The prize is awarded during the academic graduation ceremony for outstanding master theses. In September of 2019, it was initially awarded to graduates of the Human Medicine Master Programme in the honour of Dr. Richard Seaman.

KL thanks Judith Seaman and her family for the generous contribution.


Award Winners 2021:

The first prize was awarded to the theses of Stepanhie Hörmann and Christy Meledeth. Due to the high quality, another five master theses received a recognition award:
Nele Eicken, Anna Grossauer, Anna-Maria Höbarth, Anita Oppenauer, Theo Pirich.

Award Winners 2020:

Katharina Dorothea Tscherny and Clemens Bernhard Kirschner were awarded ex aequo second place (500,-- Euro), Anna Christina Rosenmayr won first place (1.000,-- Euro).

Award Winners 2019:

Felix Czernilofsky
Elisabeth Fabian
Joana Kopp
Matthäus Georg Strieder
Lukas Tölly


  1. 05 Jun

    Queer Movie Night

    05. June 2023, 18:00 - 22:00
    Kino im Kesselhaus
  2. 21 Jun

    Lunchtime Seminar Series: TBA

    21. June 2023, 12:00 - 13:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, TBA
  3. 04 Jul

    The Mirage of Biosocial Complexity: Critique and Collaboration Around the Tools of Epigenetics

    04. July 2023, 17:00
    Vienna BioCenter, IMBA lecture hall, Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 3, 1030 Vienna. (It will be possible to participate online.)