Managing DirectorsCorinna Engelhardt-Nowitzki, Martin Payer
Academic staff
385 (2021)
Students5,074 (2021/22)

FH JOANNEUM is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Austria. It has about 5,000 students and about 750 employees.[1] The main campus is located in Graz and there are two additional locations in Kapfenberg and Bad Gleichenberg. All three are situated in the province Styria in Austria. FH JOANNEUM offers almost 70 degree programs in a variety of areas including business, technology, design, media, architecture, health and social services. The programmes are practice-oriented, project-based and interdisciplinary.


FH JOANNEUM was established in 1995. In 2001 the campus in Bad Gleichenberg started to offer health related degree programmes.


Departments/ programmes

The FH JOANNEUM offers almost 70 bachelor's and master's degree programs and postgraduate courses at six departments and 26 institutes. The six departments are:

In addition to broad-based programs, there are courses with specialized focus, such as "Energy, Transport and Environmental Management", "eHealth" or "Advanced Electronic Engineering". Some new programs cover fields which have not yet been offered in Austria as university studies, for example, the midwifery education.



Department of Applied Computer Science Department of Engineering Department of Building, Energy and Society
Software Development and Digital Media Development Power electronics in the field of energy systems and mobility Resource saving urbanization; Building revitalization and building envelope
IT infrastructure architectures & IT Security Civilian drones and aviation systems Energy efficiency in industry, building and Local Area
Healthcare and computer science Total vehicle technology in calculation and testing Sustainable transport planning, pedestrian navigation
Department of Health Studies Department of Media and Design Department of Management
Diagnosis and Treatment User Interface, data visualization, simulation International strategies and business processes
Health promotion and prevention Development of Product Design Competitiveness in industry and finance
Activity and exercise Content strategy, Web Literacy Health promotion and (health) tourist programs

Training priorities, certifications and laboratories


The Department of International Relations takes care of all exchange students from the university (for study or internship) going abroad (outgoings) and from abroad coming to the university (incomings). It acts as a contact point for partner universities. The department also organizes German courses (as a foreign language) and holds events and excursions.

FH JOANNEUM has approximately 200 partner universities in Europe, Asia, South America, North America and Australia / New Zealand.

Student union

ÖH joanneum is the student union (ÖH) of FH JOANNEUM. It exists since the winter semester 2005/2006 and has since become an integrated part of the Teaching Board. By anchoring the FH student representatives in the Austrian Students' system, ÖH joanneum has become a legally established body. The activities of ÖH joanneum include representing the interests of FH JOANNEUM students at a higher level (e.g. As in the Federal Representation of Students' Union). Since autumn 2010 ÖH joanneum is also working on the magazine "JOE", educational issues and the organization of studies and the student life at home and abroad. The first edition was published in January 2011.


  1. ^ FH JOANNEUM Annual Report and Intellectual Capital Report 2019/2020
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  3. ^ "Sport Science Laboratory".
  4. ^ "Web Literacy Lab".

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