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The New Design University’s cooperation with industry is a matter of special importance to the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce and its Business Development Institute (WIFI NÖ). Creative potential is becoming an increasingly crucial location factor. Thirty years ago, no one would have thought that our creative industry alone would create thousands of jobs in the years to come. We can expect this sector to become an increasingly important job generator in Austria. At the New Design University we train those driving forces that our creative industry will need tomorrow, but this development is still at the beginning of a very long journey. In the competition for the best thinkers, the best ideas, and the best technologies we will only hold our own if we enable and encourage ideal conditions for science and business and synergies. To do so, we require universities and scientific facilities; transdisciplinary sites for joint processes of working and thinking, joint learning and joint creativity. For the Chamber of Commerce and WIFI NÖ, the NDU is an investment in the future of Lower Austria and Europe.



Steven Blaha, BA
Dr. Rainald Franz
Mag. Andreas Hartl (deputy chairman)
Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Azra Korjenic
Theresa Ludwiger-List, MSc (chairwoman)



BR KommR. Sonja Zwazl, President of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce

Mag. Johannes Schedlbauer, MAS, Director of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce


Do you have questions about a particular course? Would you like to get to know our staff - or find out what our students have to say about studying at the NDU? No problem! Our team will gladly answer your questions - either per mail, by phone or Skype, or in an individual appointment here at our university.

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Who's teaching at the NDU? Who are the "creative heads" in charge of guiding and running the University? What are the research subjects and areas of expertise of our professors and assistants? Here you'll find not only contact details but also short bios and portraits of the NDU Team.


We're always looking forward to visitors in person – but if you aren't around, now there's a great way of getting to know our University at at distance and experiencing the creative atmosphere 'by proxy'. You can start the 3D "Virtual Walk" in any recent Web browser.

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