University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

4.2 out of 5 (19 ratings / 18 reviews) Vienna, Austria
BOKU is one of the best universities for sustainability in Europe and brings together scientific, technical and socio-economic topics. BOKU is a leading institute, where science and students exchange ideas with actors from economics and politics on the sustainable development of our society. 

About

History

  • The „Hochschülchen“ (Rainer Schubert-Soldern), which is located on Türkenschanze since 1896, once was a small agricultural college founded in 1872.
  • The „grüne Universität im Grünen/green university on the green“ was soon called „alma mater viridis“ - „grüne Nährmutter/ green foster mother“.

Education

Today BOKU is a modern, international University of Life Sciences with 9 Bachelor and 25 Master programmes for more than 10.000 students.

Research

  • Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering (MAP)
  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  • Department of Water - Atmosphere - Environment (WAU)
  • Department of Nanobiotechnology (DNBT)
  • Department of Chemistry (DCH)
  • Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research (DIB)
  • Department of Food Science and Technology (DLWT)
  • Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences
  • Department of Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo)
  • Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems
  • Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards
  • Department of Forest- and Soil Sciences
  • Department of Crop Sciences (DNW)
  • Department of Agrobiotechnology, IFA-Tulln
  • Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology (DAGZ)

Career

Job offers of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Scientific, non-scientific, Job offers for students and alumni.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
401 -100
2020
301
2019
-
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
2022
-
2021
607 -40
2020
567
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

Housing services

  • base19
  • STUWO
  • Akademikerhilfe
  • home4students
  • OeAD
  • Wihast
  • The Fizz

Library services

University Library and University Archive (UB):

  • BOKU:LITsearch
  • BOKU Classification- E-Journals- E-Books- Databases
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Textbook collection consists of about 8.000 items. The books are grouped by subject like in the main reading room. There is one textbook collection located in the Main Library and on in the Special Library BIO.
  • Desiderata book

ICT services

  • Who are your IT contacts? What are the first important steps? Where can you get more information?
  • PCs, servers, accounts, data protection, virus protection, safe handling of emails or phishing information 
  • The basis for your daily work – emails, files, printing, word processing
  • How can I use the internet and services? Via cable, wireless or in one of our pc rooms?

Student Life

Campus life

  • BOKU Türkenschanze
  • BOKU Muthgasse
  • BOKU Tulln

Student Reviews

Thinking
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university has a large teaching staff that allowed me to correctly acquire the concepts exposed during the courses, the infrastructures for training internships were state-of-the-art and I found myself particularly at ease.

I'm about to finish my Bachelor's and would love to do my Masters abroad (in Portugal). The tuition fees are very high (compared to Austria where education is free), but it would be sad to let your dreams fall because of financial situations... I hope i s
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall a very supportive and friendly university. Nice colleagues and environment.

Great University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The diverse range of courses at Boku is great. I missed the opportunities in which you could exchange with professors on controversial topics more often

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