The university of Linz is called Johannes Kepler
University Linz, JKU Linz, or just JKU, and offers bachelor's, diploma,
master's, and doctoral degrees in business, engineering, law, science,
and the social sciences.
The Kepler University Linz was founded as the "College for Social and
Economic Sciences Linz" in 1966. Three years later, the science and
engineering school opened. The law school and university status arrived
in 1975 when the college also adopted its present name, in honour of
the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) who wrote his magnum
opus harmonices mundi ("The Harmony of the world") in Linz during the
early 17th century.
The university is home of the Johann Radon Institute for Computational
and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Specialties include technical mathematics, applied economics, business
law, European law, and mechatronics.
There are also three other universities in Linz, a public one for arts
and industrial design (University of Arts Linz) and two private ones,
one for music (Bruckner University) and one for Catholic theology
(Catholic-Theological Private University Linz), a Papal faculty since
The University of Arts in Linz is located next to the Danube river and very close to the city centre.