University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. This is the oldest university German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe.
Currently, approximately 91 000 students study at the University of Vienna. 188 courses can be taken, of which 56 are degree programs, 117 master programs, four certificate programs and 11 doctoral programs.
With a team of 9400 employees, 6700 of them academic, the University of Vienna is the largest teaching and research institution in Austria. Aim to have a wide range of studies, but at the same time to promote new and innovative areas of research, and to establish new networks between subjects.
Research and Teaching
Mission and primary purpose of this university lies in creating and maintaining high quality research and teaching, which is considered one inseparable entity (“Teaching the guided study”). Strong emphasis on research, combining basic research with application deliberately makes the most attractive university for this sharp minded.
Research and teaching at the University of Vienna are a wide range of faculties: theology Catholic and Protestant, law, economics and business, computer science, science historical and cultural philological and culture, philosophy and science education, psychology, social sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography, Astronomy, Life Science, Research Translation, sports science, molecular biology, and training.
Locations of the University of Vienna
Academic institutions of the University of Vienna are spread over more than 60 locations, with headquarters in the historic main building to the Wiener Ringstraße. It houses the university administration, library, administrative institutions, departments, and in some offices, deans, as well as Rabbi and Audimax lecture rooms, the largest lecture hall of the university.
Another important center nearby university campus, housing most of the institutions of cultural studies, as well as new Hörsaalzentrum (lecture rooms in the center).
Other major universities sites are sports center Auf der Schmelz, Central University in Althanstraße, Juridicum (law school) in Schottenbastei, building on Schenkenstraße behind the Burgtheater, the center Business Administration Brunner Strasse, Campus Vienna Bio Center at Dr – Mount-Gasse.
University of Vienna has always been very oriented towards international teaching and research and therefore continuing its efforts to maintain its relations with other countries. It’s part of an Erasmus / Socrates and the member number of international chains such as ASEA-UNINET, a network of universities capitals of Europe (Unica), and the European University Association (EUA).
Than 363 European partner universities, the University of Vienna has signed Erasmus – a partnership with 350 universities. Students from 130 countries will participate in more than 10,000 lectures at the University of Vienna every year.