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.