Montanuniversität Leoben

Studentin der Montanuniversität im Labor © Montanuniversität/Armin Russold/Foto Freisinger

As a technical university with a unique profile, the Montanuniversität Leoben claims a special position in both the Austrian and international academic landscape. The study programmes offered – with their specific focus areas – can only be pursued in Leoben. As a result, Montanuniversität graduates are amongst the most sought-after of all academics. As one of the smallest universities in Austria the Montanuniversität offers its students great infrastructure and the best possible attention from academic staff. Students benefit from the close cooperation with their lecturers, any problems can be solved quickly and successfully. For many years the university‘s success and popularity have been documented by a number of rankings and surveys.

Faculties and programmes

Undergraduate Studies. Applied Geosciences | Energy Technology | Geoenergy Engineering | Mineral Resources Engineering | Materials Science and Technology | Industrial Data Science | Industrial Logistics | Mechanical Engineering | Recycling Technology | Metallurgy and Metal Recycling | Environmental and Climate Protection Technology | Circular Engineering | Responsible Consumption and Production
Graduate Studies. Applied Geosciences | Geoenergy Engineering | Mining and Tunnelling | Raw Materials Engineering | International Master of Science in Advanced Mineral Resources Development | International Master of Science in Building Materials and Ceramics | International Study Program in Petroleum Engineering | Energy Technology | Industrial Management and Business Administration | International Master of Science in Applied and Exploration Geophysics | Joint International Master Program in Petroleum Engineering | Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Sustainable Mineral and Metal Processing Engineering |  Metallurgy and Metal Recycling | Mechanical Engineering | Industrial Logistics | Industrial Data Science | International Master in Sustainable Materials | Safety and Disaster Management | Environmental and Climate Protection Technology | Recycling | Materials Science | Polymer Engineering and Science |  Advanced Materials Science and Engineering | Circular Engineering | Responsible Consumption and Production


The great social challenges of our time in the areas of resources, climate, energy and the environment demand the adaptation of social behaviour. Therefore, the scientists at Montanuniversität Leoben develop technical and scientific methods to solve today's challenges. In teaching, the students are provided with the tools to deal with these environmental issues and are prepared for their future key role in improving our environment. Montanuniversität Leoben offers a wide range of study programmes. The degree programmes focus on Advanced Resources, Smart Materials and Sustainable Processing. The first year of studies is a period of introduction and orientation for the students and therefore almost the same for all fields of study. As a result, students can switch study programmes seamlessly at the end of the first year without losing any time. In these first two semesters particular attention is given to the basic subjects so that all first-year students have the same academic level. As far as the first semesters are concerned, the following courses should be taught according to the curriculum: physics, mathematics, computer applications and programming, chemistry and mechanics. These courses are held both in English and in German. The Montanuniversität has always been closely associated with industry and economics. With a large number of projects in cooperation with various companies students are integrated very early into a network that will later provide them with a head start into the professional world. Thanks to the strongly application-oriented style of instruction students always keep abreast of the latest developments and rapidly find themselves at home in their vocation. With their expertise and unique profile graduates from Leoben are in great demand all over the world.