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The JKU has been around for 50 years, making it a comparatively young university. That makes its development over the past five decades all the more remarkable. Today, the university employs over 2,700 people.  Over 20,000 students are currently enrolled in an academic degree program at the JKU. Their drive, curiosity, and creativity align with those of the university’s namesake, Johannes Kepler, who lived and worked in Linz between 1612 and 1627. The JKU combines the past and the present and, as Upper Austria’s largest institution of research and education, the university continues to forge ahead and shape the future.