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We Develop Leaders in Dental Medicine

The Danube Private University (DPU) is located in the Stein district of Krems an der Donau in Lower Austria and situated in the Wachau UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape, a mere 60 km from the gates of Vienna. The DPU is a fully private university with a faculty of medicine/dentistry.

The Danube Private University is the first and only private university in Austria to offer an undergraduate Diploma Programme in Dental Medicine (Dr. med. dent). The undergraduate offer of the DPU is completed by its Bachelor of Arts in Dental Hygiene (BA) and Bachelor/Master of Arts in Medical Journalism and Public Relations (BA/MA) programmes.

The Danube Private University has a total of 1,500 enrolled students, of which about 620 in its six-year Diploma Programme in Dental Medicine (Dr. med. dent.). The students in the programme are predominantly the children of dentists and doctors from Europe and all over the world.

The Danube Private University (DPU) is owned by PUSH GmbH (Postgraduate University Studies for Medical Professions), which has been providing dentists worldwide with university-based postgraduate Master of Science specialization programmes for almost two decades — previously also in cooperation with the Danube University Krems. Over 5,500 dentists have graduated with a Master of Science (MSc) in their specialized field to date and a further 800 are currently enrolled in the university’s programmes.

The DPU also offers a postgraduate, scientific Doctoral Programme in Dental Medicine (PhD) and also has the right to habilitation for private lecturers. All the requirements for the right to habilitation are fulfilled and the habilitation regulations are in effect.

Honorary Consul Prof. h.c. Marga B. Wagner-Pischel
Founder, Co-Owner and President of the DPU
Managing Director of the DPU Dental Clinic in Krems
Managing Partner of PUSH GmbH