Thank you for your interest in our courses at the IHD, the Innsbrucker
Hochschulkurse Deutsch (University of Innsbruck German Language Courses).
Since 1985, the IHD has offered intensive courses in German for non-native speakers (German
as a foreign language) during the summer months of July and August. Approximately 4.000 part-
icipants from over 30 nations have already completed our programme.
The IHD is part of the International Language Centre of the University of Innsbruck, which is
know affectionately as isi. Every year at the isi - which is just one of the numerous service and
support facilities offered by the University of Innsbruck - approximately 5.000 students and other
interested persons attend courses selected from the broad range on offer in over 20 foreign lan-
Founded in 1669, and consisting of almost 27.000 students and over 4.000 employees, the
University of Innsbruck is the largest and most important research and educational institution in
western Austria. Approximately 36 percent of the students and 26 percent of the lecturers at the
University of Innsbruck come from abroad, and many of them have been able to successfully im-
prove their German language skills at the isi.
We wish you a successful and enjoyable time learning German at our institute and also a pleasant
stay in Innsbruck!
Günther Platter, Governor of Tirol
Mag. Christine Oppitz-Plörer, Mayor of Innsbruck
Univ.Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk, Rector of the University of Innsbruck