CUAS – Carinthia University of Applied Sciences – was founded in 1995 and has five locations in Carinthia: Feldkirchen, Klagenfurt, Spittal/Drau and Villach. With its 4 different schools CUAS currently offers more than 30 degree programs including Civil Engineering & Architecture, Engineering & IT, Health Sciences & Social Work and Management. Their mission is to offer excellent career opportunities to the graduates. With 250 Faculties and more than 2042 students this university is Austria’s one of the best university. This is possible through intensive, practice-oriented studies with close academic support and mentoring. Students enjoy the advantages of studying at a well-established and reputable academic institution in a young and dynamic setting.
CUAS is an internationally oriented university well-grounded in a high-profile business and social environment. The academic programs offer fuel for the mind: multifaceted educational content and research with state-of-the-art facilities. The intensive and demanding academic programs at CUAS are balanced with numerous social events and high quality recreational opportunities. The degree programs at CUAS are designed to prepare students for a successful future.
Research and Development are distinct qualitative aspects of tertiary education. Amongst others, they raise the academic profile of the university and promote the institution’s image as a dynamic and innovative organization. By focusing on applied research and development, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers the region easy access to research facilities. More importantly however, the resulting technology transfer joins cooperation partners, academic staff and students in a mutually nourishing process of increasing scientific qualification and, in particular, fostering the education of master students.
CUAS has a network of over 160 international partner universities, which guarantees the exchange of students and lecturers from all over the world. The master degree programs taught in English open the doors to applicants from all over the world. In 2007/08 alone the number of international students comprised almost 20 % of the total number of students. The most international FH-site is Villach.
Its unique geographical location with the neighboring countries of Slovenia and Italy makes Carinthia a multicultural region. three different languages and three different cultures can be experienced in just one day. Moreover CUAS International Office organizes additional social and cultural events where local and international students have the opportunity to meet and get to know one another better.