Research at Higher Education Institutions in Carinthia Higher education institutions have always worked on the burning issues of their time(s) and the University of Klagenfurt and the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences are no different. Since they were founded, both institutions have flourished: In the past 50 years, the University of Klagenfurt has emerged as one of the best young universities in the world. Founded 25 years ago, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences has a much shorter history, but today is one of the most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Austria. Neither of the two institutions retreat into their ivory tower: Their point of reference remains thoroughly international. Researchers in Carinthia impress with outstanding ideas, sound expertise and the persistence needed to gradually make the world a better place.