The Danube University Krems building was originally a tobacco factory, constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. The industrial building was planned by the architect Paul Hoppe, a student of Otto Wagner. Eight-hundred laborers rolled Virginia cigars here for nearly 70 years. In 1995 the tobacco factory was adapted and converted into a university for advanced education. In 2005 it will be expanded into the Campus Krems and will receive a modern counterpart made from glass, steel and aluminum.
Today, about 400 staff members, 1,000 lecturers and more than 5,000 students work, learn and do research here in an open environment that promotes innovation.
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