University of Salzburg

Ansicht Universität Salzburg © Universität Salzburg/Luigi Caputo

Due to its wonderful scenery, its many sitesof historical importance and its music festivals Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Not only that: Salzburg is a university city with a tradition. In 1622 the university was founded by and named after Prince Archbishop Paris Lodron.

Today it comprises four faculties with 18,000 students and around 2,800 members of staff. The University of Salzburg offers students a wide variety of subjects with a well balanced ratio between teaching staff and students. There are a total of 115 study programmes, some of which more recently in cooperation with other universities.

Faculties and programmes

Chemistry | Physics | Computer Science | Mathematics | Data Science | Earth Sciences | Geography | Historical and Cultural Studies | Law | Law and Business |Life Sciences | Philological and Cultural Studies | Philosophy | Education | Teacher Education | Psychology | Social Sciences | Molecular Biology | Medical Biology |Biology | Sports Sciences and University Sports | Catholic Theology | Religious Studies | Literary and Cultural Studies | Political Science | Language Sciences |Digital Communication Leadership | European Union Studies


Bachelor degree course programmes, such as engineering, held in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich or law and business have been introduced to meet new economic and social demands. The master’s degree course "European Union Studies" is a new feature combining disciplines such as politics, history and law. Students therefore now have the opportunity to obtain essential additional qualifications to meet the demands of an ever-changing employment market. Many institutions of the Paris Lodron University are accomodated in buildings located in the old town (Altstadt) of Salzburg.

In 2017 a new laboratory building for scientific/technical disciplines was opened in the Science and Technology Hub of the University of Salzburg. Students of engineering and materials sciences as well as those of the International Master’s Programme in Chemistry and Physic sof Materials find outstanding study conditions here. The disciplines of computer science, geoinformatics Z_GIS and the Center for Human Computer Interaction (HCI) also are located in the Science and Technology Hub. International cooperations of the University of Salzburg build relationships on all continents. In order to increase its international activities the University of Salzburg primarily make suse of education and research programmes of the European Union. Cooperation with more than 80 partner universities facilitates the exchange of teaching staff as well as of students. 34 percent of the students enrolled come from other countries outside the EU.