Vienna University of Technology - TU Wien (TUW)

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  • Our mis­sion: “tech­nol­ogy for people”

    Through our research we “develop sci­en­tific excel­lence”, through our teach­ing we “enhance com­pre­hen­sive com­pe­tence”.

    The Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy – TU Wien (TUW) has eight fac­ul­ties lead by deans: Archi­tec­ture and Plan­ning, Chem­istry, Civil Engi­neer­ing, Com­puter Sci­ences, Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing and Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Math­e­mat­ics and Geoin­for­ma­tion, Mechan­i­cal and Indus­trial Engi­neer­ing, and Physics.

    The Uni­ver­sity is led by the Rec­tor and four Vice Rec­tors (respon­si­ble for Research, Aca­d­e­mic Affairs, Finance as well as Human Resources and Gen­der). The Sen­ate has 26 mem­bers. The Uni­ver­sity Coun­cil, con­sist­ing of seven mem­bers, acts as a super­vi­sory board.


    Inter­na­tional coop­er­a­tions in research and teach­ing are an essen­tial part of uni­ver­sity activ­i­ties in a global knowl­edge soci­ety. Suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pa­tion in inter­na­tional pro­grammes, net­work­ing in transna­tional com­mu­ni­ties as well as the strate­gic empha­sis of uni­ver­sity part­ner­ships sup­port alumni and alum­nae and researchers of the Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy to suc­cess­fully gain inter­na­tional positions.


    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. The Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy 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.

    Research at TU Wien — Devel­op­ing Excellence

    With its eight fac­ul­ties — math­e­mat­ics and geo-​information, physics, tech­ni­cal chem­istry, infor­mat­ics, civil engi­neer­ing, archi­tec­ture and regional plan­ning, mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing and busi­ness sci­ence, elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing and infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy – the Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy cov­ers the clas­sic engi­neer­ing disciplines.

    The TU Wien has a great pool of spe­cial­ists who are act­ing in a wide range of dif­fer­ent top­ics in research, teach­ing and as part­ners of the econ­omy. More than 3000 sci­en­tists do their research and teach­ing at highly advanced and mod­ern insti­tutes – in sum­mary about 52. Although fun­da­men­tal research has pri­or­ity at the TU Wien applied research is also done. More­over ser­vices are offered as high-​tech prob­lem solv­ing and exam­i­na­tion exper­tise for indus­try and econ­omy. Inno­va­tion ori­en­tated com­pa­nies are highly inter­ested in co-​operating with the Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy because of its high-​tech and high-​quality research and its open­ness for requests of the economy.

    The Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy puts great empha­sis on co-​operation between its own insti­tutes as well as with other uni­ver­si­ties. There­fore the TU Vienna par­tic­i­pates in sev­eral Euro­pean Union (EU) and other research programmes.

    The aim of the uni­ver­sity was and still is to belong to the best. The effort to reach this aim is also expressed in its mis­sion state­ment: With the aim of pro­vid­ing tech­nol­ogy for peo­ple, our mis­sion is to develop sci­en­tific excel­lence and wide-​ranging com­pe­tence in our students.


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