The Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) is a young and innovative university, located at the intersection of three diverse cultures. Since it was founded in the year 1970, the AAU has become firmly established as the leading institution of academic education in Carinthia, and serves as an important hub for the acquisition, exchange and transfer of knowledge across the entire Alps-Adriatic Region. The AAU’s scientific achievements regularly earn national and international recognition. The projects carried out here serve as important impulse generators for the business location Carinthia. More than 10.000 students attend the AAU for the purposes of study and research, including around 1.800 students from abroad. Work and research is carried out within the AAU’s four faculties. In addition, several specialized centres contribute to shaping the university’s specific portrait. The AAU is located in Austria’s most southern province: Carinthia’s capital city Klagenfurt. The proximity to Italy and Slovenia results in an atmosphere of intercultural exchange at the intersection between the Alpine and the Mediterranean culture. The AAU addresses this unique opportunity by offering a wide range of cooperation activities, scholarships for research visits abroad, language courses, visiting professorships, summer schools, and exchange programmes.