Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Since its foundation in 1995, CUAS has made history. Back then we started with 2 programs and about 70 students; currently we offer 30 study programs that educate almost 2000 full- and part-time students. About the same number of CUAS graduates is impressive proof of the necessity and importance of this academic institution.

About

History

Since its foundation in 1995, CUAS has made history. Back then we started with 2 programs and about 70 students; currently we offer 30 study programs that educate almost 2000 full- and part-time students. About the same number of CUAS graduates is impressive proof of the necessity and importance of this academic institution.

Education

CUAS has developed into a unique educational institution in Carinthia. Through constant further development of the degree programs at CUAS and intensive cooperation with the worlds of business and science, those studying at the university can be certain of a forward-looking education with its finger on the pulse of time. CUAS lives the vision of direct practical experience. Full- and part-time lecturers, as well as guest speakers from industry and business ensure an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented education. Degree programs are offered in the fields of civil engineering and architecture, engineering, as well as management, healthcare and social issues.

Research

Based on the central scientific fields of expertise of CUAS in technology, management, health sciences, and social work, the core research competencies of CUAS are as follows:

  • Analysis, Modeling, and Visualization of Geographic Information
  • Embedded Systems and Mechatronic Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials, Design, and Construction
  • Medical Systems Engineering and Medical Informatics
  • Modernization of Health Systems
  • Network and Communication Engineering
  • Modernization of Social Services and Social Systems
  • Future Management of Public and Private Sector

Career

Selected career fields

  • Management and supervisory functions, e.g. in hospitals, social insurance institutions, in public institutions in the healthcare sector, by diverse interest associations and groups
  • Department supervisors and branch managers in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Speaker or representative positions, e.g. for health insurances, inquiries of the healthcare system, prevention and healthcare provisions, integration of service providers
  • Management functions in the wellness area and so-called healthcare tourism
  • Consulting, education, training
  • Innovation management in all of the areas mentioned above as well as research and development in the exciting areas of business and healthcare.

Services

Student services

The service divisions of Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) are competence centres, which support our study areas in the wide range of subjects. In this section we provide you an overview of the objectives, functions and services of our service divisions, to give clarity and transparency regarding responsibilities and competencies.

  • Blended Learning
  • Controlling & Finances
  • Research management
  • Equality
  • IT-Service
  • Marketing & PR
  • Personnel Management
  • QM-Organisational Development
  • Accounts Department

Housing services

The cities of Villach, Klagenfurt and Spittal offer student dorms, however, most students rent private accommodation.The average monthly costs of rooms vary between EUR 220.00 and 300.00 and for a small apartment from EUR 300.00 up to 400.00. A standard rental contract is signed for a minimum period of three years. A deposit in the range from one to three monthly rents is standard procedure in Austria. When you move into your new room or apartment, we recommend you take photos to document the state of the property. This may help you get back your deposit afterwards, in case the landlord claims money for renovation or repairs.

Library services

The CUAS library offers support with a state of the art education. On all sites CUAS libraries administrate 33,000 media.

Medical services

Students, who are not insured due to an employment or in the framework of a scholarship, need to apply for insurance or co-insurance themselves.For both types of health insurance (self-insurance and co-insurance) you will need to meet certain requirements. For further information please contact the respective insurance company directly, as every health insurance has its individual procedures.

Student Life

Campus life

The geographical position of Carinthia in the South of Austria is not only attractive because of its natural beauty, the numerous lakes, and the mountains, it is also an important axis of cultural and incellectual exchange in the Alpine-Adria Region.

Accreditation

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and its degree programs are accredited by the AQ (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria). Accreditation confirms that the University meets recognized quality standards for university-level education.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Spittal an der Drau, Austria

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