University of Innsbruck

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The University of Innsbruck is the largest research and education institution in western Austria, with 28,000 students and 5,500 staff and faculty members. Located in the heart of the Alps, the University of Innsbruck offers excellent facilities for research and teaching in a spectacular environment. International rankings confirm the university’s important role in scientific research, in 2023 its scientists produced over 4,500 publications. The University of Innsbruck is very well integrated into the European research and education network. Through some 400 partnerships and numerous agreements it has established important relationships with institutes and universities worldwide. Within this productive environment the university provides a broad spectrum of programmes in all fields of study.

Faculties and programmes

Architecture | Biology | Business | Catholic Theology | Chemistry |Computer Science | Earth and Atmospheric Sciences | Economics and Statistics | Education Sciences | Engineering Sciences | History |Language, Literature and Culture | Law | Life Sciences | Mathematics |Pharmacy | Philosophy | Psychology | Physics | Social Sciences | Sport Science | Teacher Education


The University of Innsbruck is a research university with sixteen faculties. The main research areas include the humanities (Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts), Digital Science, Economy, Politics and Society, Functional Material Sciences, Molecular Biosciences, Mountain Regions (with a special focus on climate science), Physics and Scientific Computing. There is also an interdisciplinary research platform involving the collaboration of various faculties and over 40 research centres in a structure designed to promote networking and collaboration between scientists in different disciplines, including but not limited to the main areas mentioned above.
International higher education rankings regularly prove that the University of Innsbruck plays a distinguished role as an education and research institution in the European higher education system and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in many fields of research. The importance of its status as a research and education institution can be seen in the numerous award-winning alumni and current and former scientists teaching and researching at the University. Many scientific cutting-edge discoveries have been made at this institution.
The University of Innsbruck has a strong international focus: The proportion of international students in Innsbruck is 49.9 percent, and the proportion of international academics is 47.2 percent.