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The different units support the management office as well as all other organisational units at Karl Landsteiner University.

The Education Unit is a department for academic education in the matter of Health Sciences. Our mission is the science-led education with special attention to the didactic challenges in Health Sciences, such as knowledge explosion, digitisation, social skills, patient safety, burnout in health professions etc. Based on findings in the scientific educational literature (e.g. BEME - best evidence medical education) and competence profiles of the desired educational outcomes (e.g. CanMeds or Swiss profiles), we create educational guidelines and take responsibility for the teaching and examination methods of the KL degree programmes and their continuous development. We are engaged in faculty development by providing educational activities (including the didactic academisation of teaching hospitals) and maintain quality assurance measures(such as psychometric analysis of examinations). In didactically complex areas of our curricula (skills lab, eLearning or MC / OSCE exams) we are also in charge operationally (e.g. in organising item writing sessions, compiling and evaluating exams or planning complex OSCEs).

Research at the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) covers specific fields of health sciences and medicine. Our focus lies on translational and clinical research, specifically on innovations in medical technologies. Societal aspects such as health economics, gender medicine and gerontology are given special attention. We are gradually broadening our research scope to certain areas of psychology and psychotherapy sciences.
The KL University is committed to academic freedom and the unity of research and teaching as the basis of academic education. We emphasize students’ involvement into ongoing research projects.  Research based teaching is provided for by rehashing current scientific activities so that they can be taught in class.
Research questions derive from societal challenges and clinical practice and result in project cooperations, tackling topical issues. The KL University promotes the participation in networks like responsible research and open science.
The Research Management team acts as a key unit for the various research & development agendas. It provides and links researchers not only among themselves but also with service units and management to improve the quality of institutional processes.
 
Services offered (among others):
  • Support in enhancing success rates of competitive research funding (funding opportunities, information, advice and support in the acquisition of third-party funds)
  • Research management (networking, identifying and promoting research skills, cooperation with companies)
  • Research documentation (database, newsletter)
  • Development and implementation of Open Science strategy  
  • Establishment and implementation of Go! Research

The Karl Landsteiner Private University of Health Sciences (KL) seeks to anchor the idea of quality vividly in all objectives and at all organisational levels. This means understanding oneself as a reflected and goal-oriented organisation, concretising this basic understanding and making it transparent and comprehensible for all employees, students, teachers and key stakeholders. The development of quality in research, teaching and services is a concrete concern of all persons involved. A lively discussion about objectives, procedures and implementation measures is just as important as the regular review and evaluation of the results.
KL uses a process-oriented quality management system which, in conjunction with the definition of tasks and unique competencies of employees and the definition of responsibilities, serves a continuous process of further development of the university and the promotion of transparency.
The participative and collegial definition of quality objectives and a comprehensive evaluation concept that includes all areas of the university allow coordination and further development in a structured, appropriate and appropriate manner. The necessary coordination processes take place in an interplay within the responsible bodies and in combination with various informal contacts. The university management bears overall responsibility for this, makes this quality culture possible at all levels of the organisation and continuously compares its implementation strategies with the social goals and mission of the university.

Data Protection Unit

KL University does not regard data protection as a purely legal obligation, but as a fundamental right of every person. The creation of its own staff unit underlines this orientation. Sensitisation to data protection should be a permanent, automated companion in administration, studies and later professional life. Data protection is not an organisational obstacle, but requires consistent implementation in some processes.

The range of services offered by the staff unit includes, among others

  • Up-to-date documentation of the legally required documents
  • Internal training
  • Provision of work templates
  • Internal and external data protection contact point

Events

  1. 14 Mar

    Open House at KL University - March 2020

    14. March 2020, 10:00 - 14:00
    Karl Landsteiner University, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30,3500 Krems, Trakt Y, Erdgeschoß
  2. 27 Mar

    International Skills Lab Symposium 2020

    27. March 2020, 09:00 - 28. March 2020, 18:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Skills Lab, Trakt Y
  3. 16 Nov

    Open House at KL University - November 2019

    16. November 2019, 10:00 - 14:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30,3500 Krems, Trakt Y, Erdgeschoß