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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.