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Vienna University of Technology

4.4 out of 5 (72 ratings / 34 reviews) Vienna, Austria
At TU Wien, we have been conducting research, teaching and learning under the motto 'Technology for people' for over 200 years. TU Wien has evolved into an open academic institution where discussions can happen, opinions can be voiced and arguments will be heard. 

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

TU Vienna looks back on a long tradition at the leading edge of scientific research and education: Founded in 1815 as k.k. Polytechnisches Institut (Imperial and Royal Polytechnical Institute), it was divided into 5 faculties in 1865. One year later the first freely elected rector was inaugurated.

Research

Our identity as a research university means that we build our reputation through our research. The content of the teaching we offer is based on this research. TU Wien combines basic and applied research and research-oriented teaching at the highest level. Through their knowledge and their strong relationships, our graduates and scientists contribute to the transfer of knowledge and technologies across society and the economy. The members of TU Wien thus help to ensure that Austria remains internationally competitive as a research location and help to stimulate its innovative potential.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
199 -17
2018
182 1
2017
183
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
251 50
2018
301 -50
2017
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
301 100
2017
401
2016
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
327 -26
2017
301
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Library services

The Main Library of the TU Wien University Library is situated on the corner of Wiedner Hauptstrasse and Resselgasse. The building features a large owl sculpture as well as several small owl sculptures by Bruno Weber and a lion fountain by Gero Schwanberg on the ground floor.

ICT services

The Information Technology Services (ZID) provide the following services for students of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien):

  • personal account, access to the TISS information system
  • electronic mail,
  • access to internet,
  • permanent storage space for mail and files,
  • webmail,
  • WLAN,
  • public computer pools (internet rooms),
  • VPN-service

Student Life

Sports facilities

Students in Vienna can also take part in sport activities offered by the University Sports Institute.

Student Reviews

Mechanical Engineering @ TU Vienna
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I started my master's degree in mechanical engineering last October (2017). I have made my bachelor's degree in Germany, which has caused numerous problems during the application process. If you want to switch to the TU Vienna, plan in a long time for the application to be processed and apply as soon as possible (July the latest). I definitely recommend the study as it is professionally at a hi...
Mechanical Engineering @ TU Wien
Anonymous rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
I started my master's degree in mechanical engineering last October (2017). I have made my bachelor's degree in Germany, which has caused numerous problems during the application process. If you want to switch to the TU Vienna, plan in a long time for the application to be processed and apply as soon as possible (July the latest). I definitely recommend the study as it is professionally at a hi...
TU Vienna
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I really like studying at the TU Vienna. It's a small master program with a focus on group work and creativity. One thing I missed about my master's program was some kind of orientation day or guidelines for the curriculum. The surrounding of the TU is very beautiful but it has no real campus.