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.
The International Office provides to international exchange students coming in the framework of international mobility programmes (e.g. Erasmus, Joint Study) advice concerning planning of their studies at TU Wien and supports them during their stay in Vienna.The International Office provides to students of TU Wien advice concerning identification of the host institution, help in finding a suitable mobility programme, and support in submitting the application.
TU Wien has no own rooms in student residences at its disposal.
The university library of TU Wien was founded in 1815. The library service is on four sites: the Main Library and a specialist department library: the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library. The Library also acquires and catalogues books for the institutes of TU Wien.
The Library is open to university staff, students and members of the public.
Information Technology Solutions (TU.it 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.
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.