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Fachhochschule
A FACHHOCHSCHULE (German: ( listen ); plural Fachhochschulen), abbreviated FH, or UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (UAS) is a German tertiary education institution, specializing in topical areas (e.g. engineering, technology or business). Fachhochschulen were first founded in Germany
Germany
, and were later adopted in Austria
Austria
, Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
, Switzerland
Switzerland
and Greece
Greece
. An increasing number of Fachhochschulen are abbreviated as Hochschule
Hochschule
, the generic term in Germany
Germany
for institutions awarding academic degrees in higher education, or expanded as Hochschule
Hochschule
für angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW). Universities of Applied Sciences are primarily designed with a focus on teaching professional skills
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Wels
WELS (German pronunciation: ) is a city in Upper Austria , on the Traun River near Linz . It is the county seat of Wels-Land . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 2.1 Prehistoric * 2.2 Roman Era * 2.2.1 The economy of Roman Wels * 2.3 Middle Ages * 2.4 20th century * 3 Population * 4 Economy * 5 Notable residents * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links GEOGRAPHYWels is in the Hausruckviertel at an elevation of 317 m. From north to south, it extends over 9.5 km, from west to east over 9.6 km. 3.4% of the area is covered with forest, 23.5% is used for agriculture. The town comprises the following boroughs: Aichberg, Au, Berg, Brandln, Dickerldorf, Doppelgraben, Eben, Gaßl, Höllwiesen, Hölzl, Kirchham, Laahen, Lichtenegg, Mitterlaab, Nöham, Niederthan, Oberhaid, Oberhart, Oberlaab, Oberthan, Pernau, Puchberg, Roithen, Rosenau, Schafwiesen, Stadlhof, Trausenegg, Unterleithen, Waidhausen, Wels, Wimpassing, Wispl
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Oberösterreich
UPPER AUSTRIA (German : Oberösterreich, pronounced ( listen ); Austro-Bavarian : Obaöstarreich; Czech : Horní Rakousy) is one of the nine states or Bundesländer of Austria . Its capital is Linz . Upper Austria borders on Germany and the Czech Republic , as well as on the other Austrian states of Lower Austria , Styria , and Salzburg . With an area of 11,982 km2 (4,626 sq mi) and 1.437 million inhabitants, Upper Austria is the fourth-largest Austrian state by land area and the third-largest by population. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Origins * 1.2 Modern era * 1.3 20th century * 2 Administrative divisions * 2.1 Statutory Cities * 2.2 Districts * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 External links HISTORYORIGINSFor a long period of the Middle Ages, much of what would become Upper Austria constituted Traungau, a region of the Duchy of Bavaria , while the area around Steyr was part of the Duchy of Styria (from which its name derives)
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Salzburg (state)
SALZBURG (German pronunciation: ( listen ); Bavarian : Såizburg; Italian : Salisburghese; literally " Salt
Salt
Fortress") is a state (Land) of Austria
Austria
. It is officially named Land Salzburg, colloquially Salzburgerland, to distinguish it from its eponymous capital, the City of Salzburg
Salzburg
. By its centuries-long history as an independent Prince-Bishopric , Salzburg's tradition differs from the other Austrian lands
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Theresian Military Academy
The THERESIAN MILITARY ACADEMY (German : Theresianische Militärakademie, THERMILAK) is a military academy in Austria
Austria
founded in 1751, where the Austrian Armed Forces
Austrian Armed Forces
train their officers
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom" ANTHEM: " Deutschlandlied
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Eisenstadt
EISENSTADT (German pronunciation: ; Hungarian : Kismarton, Croatian : Željezni grad, Željezno, Slovene : Železno) is a city in Austria , the state capital of Burgenland
Burgenland
. It has a population of about 14,241 (2016). In the Habsburg Empire
Habsburg Empire
's Kingdom of Hungary
Kingdom of Hungary
, Kismarton (Eisenstadt) was the seat of the Eszterházy Hungarian noble family . The composer Joseph Haydn
Joseph Haydn
lived there as Hofkapellmeister under Esterházy patronage
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Burgenland
BURGENLAND (German pronunciation: ( listen ); Hungarian : Őrvidék; Croatian : Gradišće; Slovene : Gradiščanska; Czech : Hradsko; is the easternmost and least populous state of Austria
Austria
. It consists of two statutory cities and seven rural districts, with in total 171 municipalities. It is 166 km (103 mi) long from north to south but much narrower from west to east (5 km (3.1 mi) wide at Sieggraben
Sieggraben
). The region is part of the Centrope Project
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Graz
GRAZ (German pronunciation: ) is the capital of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria
Austria
after Vienna
Vienna
. On 1 January 2017, it had a population of 320,587 (of which 286,686 had principal residence status). In 2015, the population of the Graz
Graz
larger urban zone who had principal residence status stood at 613,286. Graz
Graz
has a long tradition as seat of universities: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Its historic centre is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. For centuries, Graz
Graz
was more important to Slovenes , both politically and culturally, than the capital of Slovenia
Slovenia
, Ljubljana
Ljubljana
, and it remains influential to this day
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Steiermark
STYRIA (German : STEIERMARK, German pronunciation: ( listen ), Slovene /Croatian : Štajerska, Hungarian : Stájerország, Czech : Štýrsko) is a state or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria
Austria
. In area it is the second largest of the nine Austrian federated states, covering 16,401 km2 (6,332 sq mi). It borders Slovenia
Slovenia
and the Austrian states of Upper Austria
Austria
, Lower Austria
Austria
, Salzburg , Burgenland
Burgenland
, and Carinthia . The population (as of 2016-01-01) was 1,231,865. The capital city is Graz
Graz
which had 276,526 inhabitants at the beginning of 2015
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Vienna
VIENNA (/viˈɛnə/ ( listen ); German : Wien, pronounced ( listen )) is the capital and largest city of Austria
Austria
and one of the nine states of Austria
Austria
. Vienna
Vienna
is Austria's primary city , with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area , nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural , economic , and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union
European Union
. Until the beginning of the 20th century, it was the largest German-speaking city in the world, and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I
World War I
, the city had 2 million inhabitants. Today, it has the second largest number of German speakers after Berlin
Berlin

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Lauder Business School
LAUDER BUSINESS SCHOOL is a business school in Vienna , Austria , operating as a "University of Applied Sciences" in the Austrian education system . Lauder Business School (LBS) was founded in 2003 as a University of Applied Sciences with financial help from Ronald S. Lauder. There are currently 310 students enrolled in the University in one undergraduate and two graduate programs. Lauder Business School institution is a fully recognized and government-funded University of Applied Sciences. LBS degree programs are in line with the Bologna requirements, accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria and listed with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The language of instruction is English
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German Language
No official regulation ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
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Vorarlberg
VORARLBERG (German pronunciation: ) is the westernmost federal state (Bundesland) of Austria
Austria
. It has the second-smallest area after Vienna , and although it has the second-smallest population, it also has the second-highest population density (also after Vienna). It borders three countries: Germany
Germany
( Bavaria
Bavaria
and Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg
via Lake Constance ), Switzerland
Switzerland
( Graubünden
Graubünden
and St. Gallen ) and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
. Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
is almost completely mountainous. It has a Germanic Alpine culture, quite different from the rest of Austria, and has been nicknamed the ‘Ländle’ meaning ‘small land’. The only Austrian state that shares a border with Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
is Tyrol to the east
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Innsbruck
INNSBRUCK (German: , local pronunciation: ) is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria
Austria
. It is located in the Inn valley, at its junction with the Wipp valley , which provides access to the Brenner Pass some 30 km (18.6 mi) to the south. Located in the broad valley between high mountains, the so-called North Chain in the Karwendel Alps ( Hafelekarspitze , 2,334 metres or 7,657 feet) to the north, and the Patscherkofel (2,246 m or 7,369 ft) and Serles (2,718 m or 8,917 ft) to the south. Innsbruck
Innsbruck
is an internationally renowned winter sports centre, and hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics . Innsbruck
Innsbruck
also hosted the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. The name translates as "Inn bridge"
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