Higher education institutions have always been centres of science and research, and this is particularly true of the University and the University of Applied Sciences in Carinthia. These young, vigorous institutions are filled with inquiring minds and a passion for research and innovation. Projects and focal areas are highly diverse and range from high-tech subjects all the way to the humanities, with research constituting the core competence of nearly all the departments. The following section contains a brief overview of the many opportunities that are open to aspiring as well as experienced researchers, complete with additional information.