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WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

4.3 out of 5 (30 ratings / 21 reviews) Vienna, Austria
WU is an international university that is very aware of its responsibility to society and the research community and acts conscientiously in all that it does. 



Founded on October 1st, 1898 as the Imperial Export Academy. The curriculum prepared students mainly for employment in international trade. The academy soon took on the characteristics of a university and finally became Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 1975.


The WU is one of Europe's biggest, most modern Universities of Economic Sciences. Our high quality standards in research and education are approved by international  quality seals.

WU prepares its students to take on responsibility in business and society. At WU, young people learn the business and economics skills they need to contribute productively to facing today’s and tomorrow’s economic, social, legal, and ecological challenges using future-​oriented expertise and responsible business behavior.


Excellent research is another main cornerstone of WU’s mission. This includes not only strengthening WU’s profile as a research university, but also participating in public discourse with society and exchanging knowledge with all relevant stakeholders. Continuous work to strengthen and stimulate research is one of WU’s key priorities for the future.


WU’s degree programs open up a wide range of attractive career prospects, which is reflected in the diverse careers chosen by our graduates. And WU itself is an attractive employer, offering both academic and non-​academic jobs.

To help them reach these ambitious goals, they’re looking for motivated, talented employees interested in an exciting and varied job in a university setting. They offer their employees a pleasant working environment that facilitates productivity and provides opportunities for personal development, so employees can make their own contribution towards the University’s success.

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Student services

The WU Legal Affairs Office is a service center providing support in all legal issues related to the university. Our main function is to act as legal consultants to the university management, but we also do our best to support other university bodies and organizational units in legal matters.

The Student Support team is students’ first point of contact for all questions about studying at WU. Our goal is to provide competent support for our students with all issues related to their programs, courses, and examinations, all the way through until graduation. We also offer extra-​curricular programs and counselling services to support students in their personal and academic development.

Housing services

  • Rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve-basis.
  • Students are advised to book as early as possible.
  • Rooms are booked online at Be sure to indicate that you are an Erasmus/Joint Study student when booking your room.
  • You will be required to pay a security deposit of €950 when booking your room. The deposit will be refunded minus any applicable fees after you move out of the residence hall.
  • The OeAD charges a monthly administration fee of approx. € 20 and a one-time cleaning fee of approx. € 45 for its services.

Library services

The WU University Library is one of the largest economic and business libraries in the German-​speaking area. Our primary goal is to ensure patrons can access our range of information services quickly and easily.

ICT services

IT-​SERVICES is a WU service center whose main tasks are the planning, acquisition and operation of the university IT infrastructure at WU campus.Our aim is to support all WU faculty, staff and students in using the IT services at WU and provide 24/7 safe and comfortable access to all data and applications which are important for researching, teaching, studying and doing administrative work.

Medical services

If you have statutory insurance, the your Austrian social insurance provider will issue a so-called e-card, which you must take with you whenever you visit a doctor or go for treatment at a healthcare facility.

Student Life

Campus life

Apart from its impressive, award-​winning architecture, WU’s modern campus also boasts a range of attractive dining options and publicly accessible grounds that encourage students, staff, and area residents to explore Campus WU and enjoy its unique atmosphere. Campus WU provides meeting places and open spaces and has given Vienna’s second district a whole new neighborhood.

Sports facilities

Campus WU also has a Sports Center: a large gym for indoor sports, an aerobics room, and a fitness center offer plentiful opportunities for athletic activities. There is also a basketball court located between the Executive Academy and Department Building 3. And then, of course, there’s all of Prater Park right next door for hiking, jogging, skating, cycling…

Student clubs

Founded in 1995, the WU Alumni Club clearly follows the tradition of Anglo-American universities. With over 4.500 members and approximately 70 events held each year the club has established itself as one of the leading Alumni Clubs in the German-speaking countries. The association not only strengthens the continuing relationship between the WU alumni and their university, but also helps its members to stay or get in touch with colleagues who are in the same line of business as well as potential business associates.


Attaining a place as one of the world’s top business and economics universities has always been a high priority at WU. With its prestigious triple international accreditation, WU has achieved this goal. Fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, the three most well-​respected accreditation agencies. WU is one of six universities in the German-​speaking world to belong to this exclusive group of schools.

Student Reviews

Vienna University of economics and business review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

awesome infrastructure, great effort to put in for studies, diverse international community

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoy studying in Vienna. And I feel happy!

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

In my opinion it is a very good university containing many good valued courses.

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