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The University of Vienna

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. About 93,000 students are enrolled at the University of Vienna. Over 160 courses can be taken, of which about 55 are Bachelor Programmes and 105 Master Programmes. With staff of 9,400 employees, 6,700 of whom are academic, the University of Vienna is the largest teaching and research institution in Austria. The aim is to promote innovative fields of research whilst offering a wide range of studies, establishing networks between subjects.

Research and teaching

The university has a strong focus on research and aims to combine fundamental and application-orientated research, attracting the sharpest minds. Research and teaching at the University of Vienna comprise a wide range of faculties: from Catholic and Protestant Theology, Law, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Historical and Cultural Studies, Philological and Cultural Studies, Philosophy and Educational Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry to Earth Sciences, Geography, Astronomy, Life Sciences, Translation Studies, Sports Sciences, and Molecular Biology.

International networking

The University of Vienna promotes international research and teaching and makes a lot of investment into overseas relationships. It is part of the ERASMUS/SOCRATES Programme and member of several international networks such as ASEA-UNINET, the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA), and the European University Association (EUA). From 363 European partner universities, the University of Vienna has entered into an Erasmus+ Partnership with 350 universities. Students from approximately 140 countries attend more than 15,000 lectures at the University of Vienna every year.


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