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Growing population, higher life expectancy, rising costs in medical and therapeutic care as well as a great demand for interdisciplinary trained specialists in the field of health sciences - the health of the future demands new perspectives! The Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences (KL) sees itself as a pioneer and catalyst for innovative, socially relevant teaching and research areas in medicine and health care in order to contribute to dealing with social challenges.


The social task and obligation

KL is one of the youngest private universities in Austria, founded in 2013 in Krems. We train and educate the health scientists, doctors, psychologists and psychotherapists of tomorrow and see the concept of health in the broadest possible form. Socio-economic framework conditions, psychological aspects or changes in our living conditions relevant to the environment: In the sense of a contemporary view on health and illness as the key to physical, mental and spiritual well-being, KL brings key fields of health policy under a common, unifying roof of health sciences and implements these contents in research and teaching.

Interdisciplinary, integrative and international

With its Bachelor-Master system, which is recognised throughout Europe, KL sees itself as a flexible educational institution that is tailored to the needs of students and the demands of the labour market: KL students receive academic training to the highest quality standards and graduates possess intellectual, scientific and social skills that make them sought-after specialists in the health sector.

In research, KL guarantees open, application-oriented basic research at the highest level. KL conducts internationally competitive, translational and clinical research and concentrates on niche fields in health-politically relevant bridge disciplines such as medical technology, psychodynamics and psychology as well as the topic of water quality and the associated health aspects.

Your commitment to health with a future

Among the main sources of funding for the KL are tuition fees, income from funded research projects, contract research as well as contribution for cost coverage by the state of Lower Austria. The non-profit Karl Landsteiner Private University of Health Sciences GmbH does not receive public federal funds. Raising funds via donations or grants enables KL to promote and implement exceptional projects, programs and initiatives.

You want to support Karl Landsteiner Private University? Be our companion and strengthen our vision of a "health with a future". Supporting education and science at KL is possible in many ways - with one-time support or regular donations.

A multitude of possibilities

Exemplary cooperation opportunities:

  • Support KL in implementing strategically important project ideas
  • Support a specific research topic or study course
  • Award scholarships
  • Support students who excel through outstanding achievements
  • Enable an endowed or visiting professorship and thus promote research and teaching
  • Help to provide the necessary university equipment (medical equipment, laboratory equipment, demonstration and test equipment) for teaching and research
  • Help to build up the Alumni Club for graduates of KL

Why donate?

With your donation you support the implementation of research and teaching tasks.

You invest in the future of modern teaching and research in medicine and the health sciences as well as in the training of a new generation of doctors and health scientists - thus in the future of your own medical and health care.

A donation to the KL is tax deductible!

The Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften GmbH is a state-approved, accredited private university.
According to § 4a (2) Z 1 EstG 1988, donations (voluntary contributions) to the Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften GmbH are tax deductible for the purpose of promoting research and teaching.

THANK YOU very much for your valuable support!

How to donate?

Please pay the amount into the account of Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität Gesundheitswissenschaften GmbH.

Recipient: Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences GmbH
Bank: Bank Austria
IBAN: AT19 1200 0100 1320 3616

Donation deductibility - new from 2017!

Due to the introduction of the "automatic employee assessment" for employed persons by the Ministry of Finance on 1 January 2017, donations to tax-privileged recipients such as the Karl Landsteiner Private University are only tax-deductible if you inform us of your first and last name(s) and your date of birth (DD.MM.YYYY). The spelling of the name must correspond to that in the registration form.

As a charitable organisation, we are obliged to forward this data together with your annual donation sum (in encrypted form) to the tax office. The donated amount will then automatically be taken into account by the tax office in the employee's assessment. An independent reporting of your donation to the authorities (as before) is no longer possible due to the fundamental change in the process from 2017.

Anonymous donations or donations without complete and correct details of first name, surname and date of birth cannot be reported by us to the authorities and therefore cannot be processed or deducted for tax purposes in your favour.
Of course, it is still possible to make donations anonymously, but you waive the tax deductibility.

Information on the new tax deductibility for donations can also be found on the homepage of the Federal Ministry of Finance.

The deductibility of companies as business expenses (§ 4 a (1) EStG ) is limited by the fact that the total amount of donations may not exceed 10% of the profit of the current business year.
For private individuals, § 18 (1) Z 7 EstG allows the deduction of special expenses up to 10% of the total income of the donor.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct defines KL's principles and guidelines for dealing with private donations as part of a voluntary commitment.



  1. 13 Sep

    KL Symposium - "20 Years of Bologna-Process"

    13. September 2019, 15:00 - 20:00
    Karl Landsteiner University, Trakt Y, Hall
  2. 14 Sep

    Academic Celebration - BACHELOR HEALTH SCIENCES

    14. September 2019, 11:00 - 15:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, Trakt Y, Festsaal
  3. 16 Sep

    Academic Celebration - MASTER HUMAN MEDICINE

    16. September 2019, 10:00 - 13:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, Trakt Y, Festsaal