Research & Development
Carinthia’s research community focuses on technology and natural sciences | interdisciplinary networking with social and cultural studies | embedded systems | robotics | electronic components & communication | production technology | renewables | renewable composites
The research hub of Carinthia has steadily increased its investment ratio in research and development. In 2013 it amounted to 2.9 per cent.
Carinthia has invested € 506.8 million in its research hub. The neighbouring Province of Styria – with which Carinthia works closely to strengthen the research environment in the South of Austria – invested approximately € 2 billion in 2013.
Spread over 9,538 square kilometres, Carinthia is home to 1,200 lakes and 16 rivers. The southernmost province of Austria certainly has earned its nickname, ‘The Land of Water’.
Carinthia is the transit hub for Southeast Europe and the Alpe-Adria Region.
250 million Euro will be invested in high-speed internet over the next few years. (A joint project performed by telecommunications companies and the Republic of Austria.) By 2020 bandwidths of over 100 Mbit/s should be a reality.
Carinthia also invests in its easy accessibility by air and train. Klagenfurt Airport is being renovated and the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) are planning investments worth 2 billion Euro.
The Austrian Broadband Atlas (BB-Atlas) by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) provides you with an overview of the availability of broadband transmission technologies.
The WIBIS will give you an idea about updated figures and forecasts in terms of Carinthia’s economic development. It is the very detailed economic policy reporting and information system by the Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund (KWF).
407 schools | 24 vocational secondary schools | 2,125 students in universities of applied sciences | 10,650 students at the University of Klagenfurt (WIBIS, updated 2013/14)
41.8 per cent of the population aged between 25 and 65 have an apprenticeship diploma, 10.5 per cent graduated from a university of applied sciences or an academic university.