Vienna University of Technology

Vienna, Austria
TU Wien places great emphasis on the inclusion of students in research programmes (research-based teaching), considering this an important criterion encouraging new generations of scientists. TU Wien offers a broad range of studies from "A" like Architecture to "T" like Technical Physics. Also Doctoral Programmes are offered.



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.


TU Wien is very successful when applying for competitively given public funding as well as in the implementation of research projects with employers from economics and / or public authorities (third party funds). Numerous collaborations have also been institutionalised in various forms. In this way, the TU Wien is involved in numerous competence centres, networks, projects and Christian Doppler laboratories and has a large share in the Priority Research programmes of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).


Development work in almost all areas of technology is encouraged, first, by the interaction between basic research and the different fields of engineering sciences at TU Wien itself, and, secondly, within the framework of cooperative projects with other universities, research institutes and business sector partners. TU Wien has sharpened its research profile by defining competence fields and setting up interdisciplinary collaboration centres, and here clearer outlines will be developed.


In an expert organisation the employees are the crucial "capital". Correspondingly personnel recruitment and development are very significant for success. Numerous awards show the quality of the scientists. Also the demands on "general personnel" have risen with autonomy. TU Wien is also dedicated to training apprentices. Extensive implementation of job planning and review meetings and an adequate training and further education offer should help to optimally promote the employees. It is also a great challenge to ensure equal chances for both genders.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)


Student services

The main task of the service units is to efficiently support research and teaching as well as provision of services to the exterior.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.

Library services

  • The Library's 700 study desks are in high demand. For this reason, it is forbidden to reserve seats and tables for unreasonable amounts of time. Unfortunately some of our users have been ignoring this rule.
  • The Library has licensed the IOP physics ebook collection, starting from publication year 2014. The titles can be found on CatalogPlus.

ICT services

The Information Technology Services (ZID) provide the following services for students of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien):

  • personal account, access to the TISS information system
  • electronic mail,
  • access to internet,
  • permanent storage space for mail and files,
  • webmail,
  • WLAN,
  • public computer pools (internet rooms),
  • VPN-service

Student Life

Campus life

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)

Sports facilities

Students in Vienna can also take part in sport activities offered by the University Sports Institute.

Student clubs

The Continuing Education Center offers a widespread range of products customized to the needs of graduates with technical or scientific backgrounds as well as the requirements of companies. This includes full-time and part-time programs.The cooperation with selected external partners and universities abroad additionally ensures permanent expansion and internationalization of their portfolio.