Founded in 1669, the University of Innsbruck looks back to a long and variable history.The University has always been a supporting pillar of the Tyrolean society and has influenced the region tremendously.The importance of its status as a research and educating institution can be seen in the numerous award winning alumni and current and former scientists teaching and researching at the University.
The Universitys main mandate is to focus on research and development, teaching and continuing professional education and training. In all these fields its regional status is to be deepened and its high ranking in the European academic area is to be guaranteed. This is laid down in the Mission Statement of the University of Innsbruck. The University is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and students, irrespective of gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, and religious belief, and membership of the travelling community.
Located in the heart of the Alps, the University of Innsbruck offers the best conditions for successful research and teaching, and international rankings confirm the University’s leading role in basic research.In such a productive environment 16 faculties provide a broad spectrum of programs in all fields of study. In order to promote international exchange in research and teaching, the University collaborates with numerous international research and education institutions.
Searching for accomodation is not always easy and usually requires some time. The website of the Students Union provides information about accommodation. One of the main sources of information is the local newspaper: Tiroler Tageszeitung (advertisements in the Saturday issue). It is important to react quickly: usually in the afternoon of the same day on which the advertisements appeared in the newspaper, the best flats are already taken.There are two types of flat ideally suited for students: either a room in a shared flat, which in German is called Wohngemeinschaft (WG), or a flat of your own (Garconniere), which is usually more expensive.
The Department of Digital Media and Learning Technologies provides a wide range of free and non-binding services for members of the University of Innsbruck: the open source learning management system OLAT, the exam server for creating paper and pencil tests for automatically assessable exams, the browser-based service Plag-Scan Plagiarism Check.
Having a Universsity contract automatically results in paying part of the employee's health insurance. Even with a in Austria valid health insurance from the home country, an additional Austrian health insurance is mandatory.
The University of Innsbruck is spread across a number of locations throughout the city. Each campus is made up of several buildings in one location, while an “external branch” refers to a single building.
The four campuses are:
The University Sports Institute (USI) is a service institution of the University of Innsbruck with its offer of about 1000 sports courses per academic year to students, staff and graduates of universities, colleges of education, universities of applied sciences and private universities of the university location for sports activities and competitions available. The courses can also be booked by all other sports enthusiasts with free capacities.
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