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Mission Statement

Our Research is your success



The institut for Vocational Training and Adult Education at the Johannes Kepler University Linz was foundet in 1980 as a non-profit association.


As a modern company, we generate interdisciplinary social science services in society’s interest.


Labour, education, vocational trainings and social security are major elements when it comes to quality of life. In this context, we would see our task in studying the conditions for ensured quality of life. Our core capabilities are applied social research, research and consultation in the field of labour, vocational education- and qualification science, evaluation of actions and effects in the field of vocational trainings, and employment- and social schemes, as well as technological innovations.



IBE - Research for people



The perspectives concerning labour and life of people are regarded as a special interest. We implement our knowledge in the business to enhance social security, the quality of the job and life situation of people and Austrians position in the international context.


We are into working for non-profit organizations, private companies, public statutory corporations, alliances, public authorities, government agencies and European institutions. Our clients are our partners. Through these national and international partnerships, we optimize our work.



IBE- We are committed to



We operate in three fields: social sciences, strategy and evaluation. A participative project design is just as self-evident as quality assurance. We are committed to job-ethic standards and social responsibility.