IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
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|Motto||Studying the international way|
|proximate 500 (Professors, Lecturers, Staff)|
|Location||Krems an der Donau, Austria|
The IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems (German: IMC Fachhochschule Krems) is an Austrian university that offers majors in health, life sciences and business.
The university was founded in 1994 as International Management Center GmbH (IMC), after the Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz Act in (University of Applied Sciences Studies Act) 1993 opened the way for private-sector institutions to provide university degree programmes. It started with an English language degree programme in Tourism and Leisure Management that included a compulsory semester abroad in an internship - a first in Austria.
In 1995 the school decided to implement a quality management system, in compliance with international standards, and the university obtained ÖNORM EN ISO 9001 certification in 1997. It was awarded the status of a University of Applied Sciences in April 2002, operating as IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems (IMC Fachhochschule Krems).
Facts and figures
The University offers 27 full-time and part-time Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Business, Life Sciences and Health Sciences. It has 2,400 current students, and 5,000 alumni. There are 1184 administrative staff and 338 lecturers, with nine transnational programmes involving 400 students.
Degree programmes based on the Krems model are offered in Azerbaijan, China, Ukraine and Vietnam. The IMC Krems has also been commissioned to establish a university in the same format in Buraimi, in Oman. Its programs are:
- China—bachelor's degree programme in Tourism and Leisure Management
- Azerbaijan—bachelor's degree programme in Tourism and Leisure Management
- Ukraine—bachelor's and master's degrees programmes in Export-oriented Management
- Vietnam—Master programme in business
- Serbia—bachelor programme in Tourism and Leisure Management
- Homepage of the IMC University of Applied Sciences (in German and English)