The life science activities are bundled in centers of excellence at the four FH Upper Austria schools in Hagenberg, Linz, Wels and Steyr in order to realize an internationally visible main hub. In these interfaculty applied research centers, interdisciplinary solutions for technical issues in the life sciences (medicine, biomedicine, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, nutrition technology, biophysics and bioinformatics) are developed.
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institution and a network node at the interface of science and industry. IT provides R
The Department Life Sciences acts as an international academic competence centre of interdisciplinary education and research. The Department of Life Sciences is divided into the institutes: the Institute of Biotechnology (Research, development and knowledge transfer) and the Research Institute Krems Bioanalytics (Contract research institute of the IMC FH Krems in the field of biotechnology).
The University of Graz is one of the oldest universities in central Europe dating back to 1585. Despite of its long tradition it is a modern and renowned research institution. High level basic and applied research is conducted by about 3.200 researchers well embedded in an international network of co-operation. This builds an optimal learning and training environment for about 30.000 students in more than 120 fields of study.