The New Design University St. Pölten (NDU) was founded by the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce and its Business Development Institute (WIFI) in 2004. As an international destination for quality education in the fields of design, technology and business, the NDU trains creative thinkers who advance social change and explore tomorrow’s work and design practice today.

The NDU stands out for its high level of personal supervision, attaching special importance to the combination of theory and practice. Imparting business skills is another matter of great importance at the private university in St. Pölten.



Aside from the cutting-edge curriculum and superior individual supervision, these major factors guarantee the quality and competitiveness of your education at the New Design University:

  • The University was established and is fully owned by the regional branch of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. This ensures that business skills and strong vocational character will always play a major role in our education.




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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