Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria. It is the fifth-largest city of Lower Austria and is approximately 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Vienna. Krems is a city with its own statute and therefore it is both a municipality and a district. Krems is located at the confluence of the Krems and Danube Rivers at the eastern end of Wachau valley, in the southern Waldviertel.
Danube University Krems (Universitaet fuer Weiterbildung) (DUK), the university for continuing education, partner of the TEAVET consortium, offers exclusive master’s programs and short programs in five areas of study specially oriented towards the needs of working professionals. Serving more than 8,500 students and with 17,000 graduates from 90 countries, it is one of the leading providers of further education courses in Europe. Danube University Krems was founded in 1994 and combines many years of experience in postgraduate university education with innovation and the highest quality standards in research and teaching.
Danube University Krems is one of the pioneering institutions in Europe in the field of university-based advanced education and a specialized institution in the sector of lifelong learning. In teaching and research, the University focuses on social as well as organizational and technical challenges of current times and is developing innovating market- and client-oriented courses on an ongoing basis. The University for Continuing Education is specifically focused on interdisciplinary cross-linking and future-oriented special sectors: it offers courses that combine medicine and management, education and new media, or law and social sciences. Highest quality standards, a scientific, practical approach, and the use of innovating teaching and learning methods are part of all courses offered at Danube University Krems.