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Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) is a private non-profit foundation located in the south of Austria, incorporating both the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Kärnten) and a research company (Fachhochschule Kärnten Forschungs GmbH). The university was founded in 1995 and now counts as one of the most important higher education institutes in the Alps-Adriatic region, currently offering some 30 study programmes and educating almost 2000 full-time and part-time students.

The School of Management, located in Villach, is one of the fastest growing Schools at CUAS. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education courses across four specialised areas: Business Management, Hotel Management, Public Management and Digital Business Management.  It is also home to the Research Centre ISMA (Interdisciplinary Studies in Management).  Management of cross-border processes is one of ISMA’s key areas of focus, including applied research activities and studies in the field of cross-border cooperation. Development of cross-border ties with other bodies and institutions is considered central to both the School of Management and ISMA’s success.