TU Vienna looks back on a long tradition at the leading edge of scientific research and education: Founded in 1815 as k.k. Polytechnisches Institut (Imperial and Royal Polytechnical Institute), it was divided into 5 faculties in 1865. One year later the first freely elected rector was inaugurated.
In 1872 its name changed to Technische Hochschule (College of Technology), and in 1902 the first doctorates were awarded. The institution has borne its current name Technische Universität Wien (Vienna University of Technology) since 1975. In 2004 TU Vienna reached full autonomy through the University Act 2002.
The main task of the service units is to efficiently support research and teaching as well as provision of services to the exterior. Apart from the IT Services and the library there are specific services for research, such as a microscopy centre (USTEM), a low temperature unit and a clean room laboratory. Teaching will be supported by the Department for Studies and Examinations and the Teaching Support Center. The offers of the Continuing Education Center, Research and Transfer Support and the Public Relations Office are orientated overwhelmingly to the exterior. Services are also offered for internationalisation as well as for our alumnae and alumni.
The TU Vienna is situated in the very heart of Vienna, in the pulsating cultural centre of town. Within easy walking distance are the Opera House, the art nouveau Secession building, the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic, from which the New Years Concert is annually broadcast around the globe, and the splendid baroque Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles). The TU Vienna features its own two orchestras, Viennas oldest ball (TU-Ball) and a public debate series (TU Forum).
The TU Vienna is equipped with nearly 9,000 rooms amounting to a gross area of nearly 276,000 square meters. By deciding to remain at its city location The TU Vienna initiated the project TU Univercity 2015. In the course of this building project, which is planned to be completed by the 200th anniversary in 2015, new quality sites for research and teaching will be established and the TU-faculties will be concentrated in locations in the 4th and 6th districts as well as in a laboratory, the Science Center.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Vienna University of Technology!