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The University for Continuing Education Krems

The University for Continuing Education Krems is the leading public university for continuing education in Europe. With its expertise in teaching and research, it works to overcome societal challenges.

As a university for continuing education, we specialize in enhancing the qualifications of working professionals. The strength of the University for Continuing Education Krems is providing university courses that keep pace with the times and are oriented toward current and future societal challenges. Approximately 7,500 students are currently enrolled in the University for Continuing Education Krems, and more than 36,000 have already completed their studies successfully.

Research at the University for Continuing Education Krems is centred on contemporary and future challenges society faces. In a transdisciplinary context, we build bridges between basic research and practice-oriented application, between individual disciplines and in particular to society.

The University for Continuing Education Krems combines ongoing innovation in research and teaching with the highest standards and holds the seal of quality of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria).

The venue of EC-TEL 2024 will be the Department for Continuing Education Research and Educational Technologies at Campus Krems.


The University for Continuing Education Krems (Danube University Krems) is a campus university. Spanning an area of 34,000 square meters, the campus is utilized jointly by the University for Continuing Education Krems, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences. It is equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, comfortable accommodations, a varied range of food services, and an arthouse cinema. Campus Krems offers the ideal environment for learning, research and living for more than 11,000 students and over 1,100 staff members.

For hosting the conference several seminar rooms and our Audimax are available. The Audimax is the largest lecture hall at the university, has a fixed stage and can accommodate around 300 people. The Audimax is characterised by extensive technical equipment, which makes it possible to organise multimedia events. The seminar rooms also have high-quality technical equipment. The Audimax, where the registration for the conference takes place, is in wing A and the seminar rooms extend over wings K, L and M. Lunch will be served on the first floor of the canteen (“Mensa”, B).

Danube university campus map

Address: Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (Donau-Universität Krems), Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems an der Donau

Travel information

– Flying to Austria: 

  • The closest airport is Vienna International Airport, located around 100 km away from Krems.

– To reach Krems from Vienna International Airport you can use:

  • Public transport (train, travel time around 2 hours)
  • Hire a car (driving time to Krems around 1 hour)
  • Taxi (e.g., Flughafentaxi Krems, 115€)

– From Vienna International Airport to Krems by public transport:

  • At the train station of the airport, you buy a train ticket to Krems or you can buy it online at https://www.oebb.at/en/. A weekly ticket from Vienna Airport to Krems is almost the same price as 2 one way tickets (49€ per person, public transport in Krems is not included). If you buy the weekly ticket, make sure that you choose option 1 (via St. Pölten) to get to Krems.
  • There are different options to get to Krems. To find the fastest connection, you can download the ÖBB Scotty App.
    • Option 1: You take a Railjet Train (with a destination to the west of Austria, e.g. Salzburg, Innsbruck, Bregenz) to St. Pölten. From St. Pölten you take the R44 Train to Krems. From Krems Train Station you take Bus 717 (Campus Shuttle), which goes directly to the university campus. When you exit the train station, the bus stop is on the left.
    • Option 2: You take one of the S-Bahns (e.g. S7 to Laa/Thaya) to the inner city of Vienna. You get off at Handelskai and change to S45 to get to Wien Heiligenstadt. From there you use the train REX4 to Krems. From the train station, you can walk to the university (around 20 minutes), use Bus 1 or Bus 717 (Campus Shuttle) or rent a bike from nextbike (see info below).
  • To get around in Krems, you can use public transport or rent a bike from Nextbike. Nextbikes are spread around the city, and you simply have to download an app to use them. The first 30 minutes per rental are free of charge

Accomodation Recommendations

Hotel (1) Distance to venue Single Room Double Room
Website Room contingent
On Krems campus 119€ (with breakfast) 161€ (with breakfast) https://www.arte-krems.at 10 rooms (Deadline 01.08.2024)
On Krems campus 64€ (with breakfast) 80€ (with breakfast) https://krems.kolping.at/ 35 rooms (Deadline 05.07.2024)
Parkhotel Krems
1,4 km (20 min.) 120 € – 130€ (with breakfast) 140 € – 156€ (with breakfast) https://www.parkhotel-krems.at 40 rooms (Deadline 15.06.2024)
Hotel & Spa Steigenberger Krems 0,4 km (10 min.) 139€ 148€ https://hrewards.com/de/steigenberger-hotel-spa-krems None
Unter den Linden 0.9 km (12 min.) 90€ – 114€ 62€ – 80€ https://www.udl.at/ None
Hotel Klinglhuber 2 km (27 min.) 45€ – 55€ http://www.klinglhuber.com/ None
Nigl, Senftenberg 15 min. by bus 220€ https://www.weingutnigl.at/ None
Orange wings 30 min. by bus 65€ https://www.orangewings.com/ None
Zum goldenen Engel 20 min. by bus 79.5€ https://hotelehrenreich.at/ None

The contingents are reserved under the code “EC-TEL 2024”

Find more options: Accommodation – Accommodations & Offers (krems.info)

Due to the fact that Krems is a popular holiday destination, it is recommended that visitors book the rooms at their earliest convenience.


Krems is a town of 24.000 inhabitants in the federal state of Lower Austria, approximately 70 kilometres west of Vienna. Krems is a city with its own statute, and therefore it is both a municipality and a district. It is located at the confluence of the Krems and Danube Rivers at the eastern end of Wachau Valley, one of the main wine-growing areas of Austria.

Krems is a traditional educational town – with more than 25 schools and high schools attended by more than 20,000 students. Therefore, Krems’ environment is richly furnished with restaurants, hotels, guest houses and students’ hostels, as well as leisure-time and cultural facilities. The idyllic environment of the Wachau, its exquisite wines and numerous sports facilities contribute in significant measure to the quality of life of students at the University for Continuing Education Krems.

Historic buildings and architecture from the Middle Ages in the parts of Krems and Stein show for a meaningful past. The community, already mentioned in 995 as “urbs chremisa”, was once the center of salt and wine trading and is one of the oldest towns in the country.

Strolling through the medieval alleyways, tasting wine in closed-down monasteries, relaxing in a café by the street, and amusedly smiling in the museum of caricatures: art and culture can be experienced and lived in Krems. The folk music festival “Glatt & Verkehrt”, the Donaufestival and the exhibitions at the internationally renowned Art Center Krems are the highlights of the town’s annual event calendar. As a member of the art-mile in Krems, the University for Continuing Education Krems is a regular part of the local art and culture scene.