Paris Lodron University of Salzburg

  • Description
  • The Paris Lodron Uni­ver­sity of Salzburg is the largest edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tion in the Salzburg region. Presently, over 18,000 stu­dents are enrolled and it employs approx­i­mately 2,700 staff mem­bers in research, teach­ing and admin­is­tra­tion. As an inte­gral part of both cul­tural and edu­ca­tional life, the Uni­ver­sity serves as a meet­ing place for teach­ing staff, stu­dents and aca­d­e­mics, as well as the gen­eral pub­lic. Since our re-​establishment in 1962, the Uni­ver­sity has devel­oped into a mod­ern, vibrant insti­tu­tion whose four Fac­ul­ties — The­ol­ogy, Law, Cul­tural and Social Sci­ences, and Nat­ural Sci­ences — meet the high­est stan­dards of teach­ing and research.


    The Uni­ver­sity was offi­cially opened in 1622 by its founder Paris Lodron, the Prince Arch­bishop of Salzburg. A con­fed­er­a­tion of 33 Bene­dic­tine monas­ter­ies from Salzburg, Switzer­land, south­ern Ger­many and Aus­tria were cred­ited with build­ing and main­tain­ing the Uni­ver­sity. The Uni­ver­sity existed until 1810, when Salzburg was annexed to Bavaria. Since its reestab­lish­ment in 1962, Paris Lodron Uni­ver­sity has devel­oped into a mod­ern, vibrant university.

    In 2004, the Uni­ver­sity of Salzburg imple­mented a new organ­i­sa­tion chart in accor­dance with the 2002 Uni­ver­sity Organ­i­sa­tion Act (UG 2002). The UG 2002 per­mit­ted all Aus­trian uni­ver­si­ties to become autonomous, and there­fore, more self-​dependent and performance-​orientated. The Uni­ver­sity has since divided in to fac­ul­ties and depart­ments: the Fac­ulty of Human­i­ties has been renamed the Fac­ulty of Cul­tural and Social Sciences.

    The Uni­ver­sity of Salzburg is divided into four Fac­ul­ties — The­ol­ogy, Law, Cul­tural and Social Sci­ences, and Nat­ural Sci­ences — and three inter-​faculty depart­ments — offer­ing a broad range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doc­toral stud­ies, as well as post­grad­u­ate uni­ver­sity courses.

    Within these Fac­ul­ties are four Focus Areas:

    • Life Sci­ences and Health
    • Euro­pean Union Studies
    • Law, Eco­nom­ics and Business
    • Arts and Humanities

    Addi­tion­ally, the Uni­ver­sity main­tains a broad spec­trum of study fields and research areas that, as a series of Cen­tres, work together within a wider research unit. See our Degree Pro­grammes.


    The mis­sion of The Paris Lodron Uni­ver­sity of Salzburg is to carry out research and teach­ing in its respec­tive dis­ci­plines to the high­est level pos­si­ble. Its grad­u­ates, through highly pro­fes­sional qual­i­fi­ca­tions, not only dis­tin­guish them­selves in their prospec­tive fields, but also find them­selves bet­ter pre­pared to meet the chal­lenges of a con­stantly chang­ing world through increased social com­pe­tence, flex­i­bil­ity and mobility.

    The Uni­ver­sity pur­sues this goal with the aware­ness and knowl­edge that in order to meet the cur­rent demands of both soci­ety and research on an ongo­ing basis, a vari­ety of dis­ci­plines and meth­ods are required, to include trans-​disciplinary under­stand­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion. For this rea­son, the Uni­ver­sity is a sought after part­ner for national and inter­na­tional co-​operation with other uni­ver­si­ties and organ­i­sa­tions in the fields of sci­ence, cul­ture, com­merce and politics.


    Phone +43.662.8044.0
    Location ,
    Address Kapitelgasse 4

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