Vienna University of Technology
Vienna University of Technology

Continente: Europe

Country: Austria

Address: Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Web Site: www.tuwien.ac.at



About Vienna University of Technology:

Founded in 1815, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) was known original as the k. k. Polytechnic Institute with a focus on scientific research and teaching. Five faculties were created in 1865 before it was renamed the Technical University in 1872. Over a hundred years later, in 1975, it adopted the name Technical University, which it goes by today. Under the 2002 University Act, TU Wien gained full legal capacity. Today, it comprises eight faculties. These are Architecture and Planning, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mathematics and Geoinformation, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Physics. At TU Wien, students are encouraged to engage with the university’s research projects, many of which are incorporated into its teaching. With close to 5,000 staff across the entire university, ranging from professors and lecturers to scientific and non-scientific staff, TU Wien caters for around 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The first doctorates at the university were awarded in 1902. The university library, established the same year as the university, was completed in 1987. Organised across six floors it includes open access areas, reading rooms and 700 individual study desks. The building is decorated with numerous owl sculptures, designed by the Swiss artist and architect Bruno Weber, and a lion fountain on the ground floor created by the sculptor Gero Schwanberg TU Wien’s research priorities include Computational Science and Engineering, Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies, Materials and Matter, Information and Communication Technology, and Environment. Its alumni include mathematician and physicist Christian Doppler (Doppler effect), architect Otto Wagner, Nobel Prizewinner for Chemistry Richard Zsigmondy, composers Josef and Johann Strauß, and the first Austrian astronaut Franz Viehböck.



World University Rankings

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Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - - -
Engineering - 165 143 156 190 185 166 187 211 221 225 227
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Natural Sciences - 246 272 264 257 295 276 250 248 236 246 238
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BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 175 - - 280 290 280 - - 282
Chemistry - - - 277 - - - - - - 351-400 301-350
Civil Engineering - - - 102 93 136 155 178 184 201 185 202
Computer Science - - - 72 101 83 77 102 108 128 102 120
Electrical Engineering - - - 136 169 154 125 156 167 191 193 208
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - 265 211 266 234 234 198 221 201 199
Materials Science - - - 218 231 238 204 251 272 222 281 262
Mathematics - - - 155 155 162 157 147 145 111 136 130
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - 287 256 257 283 - 282 219
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - 218 221 240 249 218 200 188 194 198
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - - -