Technical progress and a humanistic mission statement are in line with the philosophy of DPU. It sees its task not only in producing highly qualified dentists and physicians, but also in comprehensive education of mind and soul. DPU students are taught to understand their profession as a service to their fellow human beings; ethics play a major role. That is why they are socially committed in the city and region of Krems. Students, teachers and employees of DPU do this to express that they want to and will integrate themselves as creative and cooperative partners into Lower Austria and the Republic of Austria as well as into their field of study and into the national and international scientific community.