We see ourselves as a pioneer in innovative research in the fields of medicine and health sciences, and a catalyst for work which will benefit society at large. A holistic view of health and illness is a founding principle of our teaching and research. Up-to-date, innovative methods and approaches are the cornerstone of modern healthcare. Research and teaching use this knowledge to pave the way for new discoveries in respect of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing in equal measure.
Research at Karl Landsteiner University focuses on the fields of medicine, psychotherapy and counselling sciences and psychology. The core focus is on current health policy issues that have direct relevance to medical technology and call for advanced interdisciplinary approaches. A strong international reputation for research enables Karl Landsteiner University to provide a first class education for its students, and in turn make a valuable contribution to the critical examination and development of health services.
Consistent development of internationally competitive translational and clinical research in selected key areas is instrumental to providing an education system that is fit to prepare a broad range of healthcare professionals for the future.
Supported by highly dedicated staff from a broad range of specialisms at our network of partner university hospitals in the heart of Lower Austria, our research projects will be firmly embedded in the University's day-to-day activities. Being situated at Campus Krems with its excellent infrastructure the KL is an expert partner to facilitate collaborations between science and industry.
Values & strategies
A strong emphasis on designing projects that encompass various aspects of diversity is central to defining and establishing our profile.
- fosters interdisciplinary work that involves a range of professions;
- carefully considers the needs of society as a whole;
- integrates the needs of different age groups;
- closely examines intercultural phenomena and areas of tension, and
- actively encourages cooperation between basic and applied research.
These requirements will be central to determining the specialist subjects of professorships and to making professorial appointments. A project-focused, integrated strategy will be adopted by sharpening our research profile in the specified target areas in conjunction with driving interprofessional cooperation at and between four locations – KL at Campus Krems and the St. Pölten, Krems and Tulln university hospitals. This will provide an important stimulus for the University's teaching activities and the growth of published research in internationally respected academic journals.