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Vienna University of Technology

4.4 out of 5 (56 ratings / 42 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

Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



The institutional roots of TU Wien, which was founded in 1815 as the Imperial & Royal Polytechnic Institute of Vienna, lie in the military and technical-commercial colleges which began to spring up in Austria, as they did all over Europe, at the start of the 18th century.


The range of courses offered by TU Wien is designed to meet two objectives. The first of these concerns specialist knowledge and technical skills. Since this specialist knowledge must increasingly be made effective within complex social processes, then as a second objective, communicational and social skills must also be promoted. 


Research at TU Wien is focused on five key areas. These five pillars represent strengths and skills of TU Wien going back many years, and they strengthen its profile in international competition. Within these key areas, work is carried out on an inter-disciplinary basis and the research spectrum is being constantly developed. The ‘additional fields’ provide further, equally important areas for research. All research activities are organised into the research matrix.


Your academic career at TU Wien can begin as early as during your studies (e.g. as a tutor or a student employee). Upon completion of a master’s degree or diploma, graduates aspiring towards a doctorate can apply for a position as a pre-doctoral fellow. In this role, you will have the opportunity to expand on your technical and academic education and take the first step towards your career as an academic at TU Wien by writing your own thesis.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Then the International Office is your competent contact partner. Contact us if you wish to come to TU Wien in the framework of international mobility programmes, e.g. Erasmus, Joint Study, or bilateral Agreements.

Housing services

TU Wien has no own rooms in student residences at its disposal. 

Library services

TU Wien Bibliothek is open to the public for learning and research. Knowledge is brought together here. We are the largest library in Austria for scientific and technical literature and specialist information, and we provide services in support of teaching, study and research, as well as offering services in support of an open science approach.

ICT services

Information Technology Solutions ( for short) sees itself as the IT contact point for all members of the TU Wien. We provide you with a highly efficient and stable IT infrastructure and use IT competence to promote teaching, research and innovation at the TU Wien. 

Student Life

Campus life

With the decision of the TU Wien to remain at the inner-city location in 2006, the starting signal was given for numerous construction activities. Locations scattered throughout Vienna are grouped together to form an inner-city campus: flexible spatial structures, efficient space management, modern building services and building management make a new research infrastructure possible.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Online learning is difficult

Good Community, Poor Teaching
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Good community as people are eager to help each other; Many fun parties and informal events; Teaching is mediocre, most lecturers are not really keen to give good lectures or help students; A lot of unnecessary pressure;

It is not all but very important
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Actually, it has not been much time yet at the University, but what i can tell now is that University Vienna of Technology is a good University. Lecturers are super nice, they help you to understand during the class and after, although it has an old teaching system, such as for example we are not allowed to use calculators because they make the person incapable of...

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