Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

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TU Wien – Technology for People. The TU Wien is Austria's largest research and educational institution in the field of technology and natural sciences. More than 4,000 scientists are researching "technology for people" in five main research areas at eight faculties. The content of the studies offered is derived from the excellent research. More than 26,000 students in 62 degree programmes benefit from this. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien strengthens the business location, facilitates cooperation and contributes to the prosperity of society. By attracting the most creative and innovative minds, right along the academic value chain, the TU Wien has been providing stimuli for the generation, advancement and communication of knowledge for more than 200 years.

Faculties and programmes

Architecture and Planning | Civil and Environmental Engineering | Electrical Engineering and Information Technology | Informatics | Mathematics and Geoinformation | Mechanical and Industrial Engineering | Physics | Technical Chemistry


Key research areas

  • Computational Science and Engineering – computer technologies for the knowledge society
  • Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies – technical applications of quantum theory
  • Materials and Matter – understanding materials properties
  • Information and Communication Technology – technology for communication
  • Energy and Environment – environmentally-friendly research

Our successes in research, teaching and innovation. TU Wien stands for research on an international level: listed among the world‘s top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings by subject and THE Subject Rankings in 2023. The TU Wien‘s research projects benefit society: with 37 national and international patent applications in 2016 theTU Wien is among the top 5 most innovative firms in Austria. The TU Wien generated EUR 57 million in third-party funds from the EU, FWF (Austrian Science Fund), FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) and private companies for its innovative research projects in 2022.

The TU Wien produces outstanding scientists: 5 winners of the Wittgenstein Award (Austria‘s most prestigious science award), 35 winners of the START Award (Austria‘s highest science award for those under 35) and 46 European Research Council grantees.

TU Wien brings science together: through 25 Christian Doppler Laboratories, Vienna Scientific Cluster phase 5, a plus-energy house and many other projects in cooperation with Austrian and international universities, research institutes and companies.