St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

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Fachhochschule St. Pölten
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Logo FH St Pölten.svg
Established 1993
Administrative staff
Executive Board:
- Gernot Kohl
- M. Gabriela Fernandes
Staff Members:
- 280 full-time staff members
(administrators and instructors)
- approximately 694 part-time instructors
(as of December 2016)
Students 2,880
(as of December 2016)
Location Sankt Poelten / Capital of Lower Austria, Austria

The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (German: Fachhochschule St. Pölten) was founded in 1993 and has approximately 2,880 students enrolled. It currently offers 17 degree programmes. Study opportunities comprise degree programmes and continuing education courses in the fields of Health and Social Sciences, Business, Mobility, and Technology. These courses are both academically and vocationally oriented and include training in business administration, law, foreign languages, and interpersonal skills.

Students can choose to acquire international certificates, such as those offered by Cisco, Microsoft, and Cambridge. Work placements seek to ensure that they gain hands-on experience in the workplace before graduation. Teaching is by lectures, laboratory work and small tutorial groups. Students carry out practical work and team projects. Among the facilities of the university are a library, state-of-the art video, computer, network and multimedia laboratories, and satellite equipment. The students run their own radio station, Campus Radio 94.4.

Study Programmes[edit]

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All study programmes are offered in the international Bachelor/Master system. As a participant in the Erasmus, Ceepus and Leonardo programmes, the university encourages students to spend a semester studying or working abroad. There is an exchange of students and lecturers with partner universities across Europe, in Latin America, and China.

General information[edit]


  • 1993

Foundation of the Association for the Support of the Development of the Sankt Poelten University of Applied Sciences

  • 1996/1997

Start of the Telecommunication and Media degree programme

  • 2001/2002

Start of the Communications and Simulation Engineering, Media Management, and Social Work degree programmes

  • January 2004

Awarded the legal designation 'University of Applied Sciences'

  • September 2004

Reorganization of the Telecommunications and Media degree programme into Bachelor/Master study

  • September 2005

Start of the Social Work master's degree programme

  • September 2006

Reorganization of the Computer Simulation, Media Management and Social Work into Bachelor/Master degree programmes. Start of IT Security, Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Media and Communications Consulting degree programmes

  • December 2006

Sankt Poelten University of Applied Sciences celebrates 10 years

  • July 2007

Move to the new building at Matthias Corvinus-Straße

  • September 2007

Start of the Telecommunications and Media master's degree programme, Media Technology bachelor's degree programme (formerly Telecommunications and Media) and Communications & Simulation Engingeering bachelor's degree programme (formerly Computer Simulation)

  • October 2007

Official opening of the new campus with Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer

  • September 2008

Start of the Railway Infrastructure Technology degree programme

  • September 2009

Start of the Information Security, Media Management and Social Work master's degree programme

  • September 2010

Start of the Industrial Simulation master's degree programme

  • September 2011

Start of the Media and Communications Consulting master's degree programme

  • September 2013

Bachelor degree programme IT Security is now available as extra-occupational study

  • September 2014

Start of the Digital Healthcare master's degree programme

  • September 2015

Start of the Smart Engineering of Production Technologies and Processes bachelor's degree programme

  • September 2015

Start of the Healthcare and Nursing bachelor's degree programme

Campus Radio 94.4

Campus Radio 94.4[edit]

The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences offers its own radio station Campus Radio 94.4. There students learn how to run a radio station.

C-TV - Campus TV[edit]

Since May 2007 the students have had the possibility to work actively at an educational television transmitter named Campus TV, C-TV for short. The contributions are all provided from projects of students in the context of the Media Technology degree programme. C-TV is broadcast via internet stream, and rather every Tuesday evening via the Vienna regional cable TV channel Okto.


fhSPACEtv is an interdisciplinary initiative of the fields of study Media Technology and Digital Media Technologies / Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies. This cooperation attempts to merge creative and artistic potential within the departments of the UAS and to integrate specific approaches and requirements for the digital medium by gathering contemporary and alternative information channels and forms of presentation in a pool for students.

SUMO educational magazine[edit]

SUMO is an educational magazine of the University of Applied Sciences. The students work on print media, get together in teams (Marketing, Editorial department, and Production) and acquire knowledge of professionals in business. A combination of theory and practical experiences seeks to ensure the quality of the magazine.

New university building[edit]

With several new degree programmes about to commence and student admissions rising continually, the University is growing fast and has had to grapple with increasing problems of space. Since the Winter Term 2007 the Sankt Pölten University of Applied Sciences has been located in a new 14,300 square metre campus building. The new university, designed by a team of Viennese architects and situated on an area of 8,560 square metres right next to the town centre, accommodate modern offices, lecture halls, studios, laboratories, and a library. The foundation stone for the new university building was laid on March 23, 2006. The mayor of Sankt Poelten, local dignitaries and representatives of the university joined in the ceremony.


  • 5 lecture halls providing 550 seats in total
  • 24 seminar rooms
  • 10 multimedia laboratories
  • 7 computer rooms
  • Ballroom for up to 500 people
  • Cafeteria with about 170 seats
  • a library containing 30,000 volumes and 150 scientific and professional periodicals
  • 225-space parking lot


The research teams concerning content became institutes in 2007.

  • Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research
  • Ilse Arlt Institute for Social Inclusion Research
  • Institute for Sciences and Services in Health
  • Institute of IT Security Research
  • Institute for Creative\Media/Technologies
  • Josef Ressel Center TARGET
  • The Austrian Institute for Media Economy
  • Centre of Competence in Simulation

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°12′49.89″N 15°37′55.08″E / 48.2138583°N 15.6319667°E / 48.2138583; 15.6319667