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WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

When you decide to study at WU, you are choosing not only the largest, but also one of the most reputable and well-known universities of economics and business in Europe.

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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 mission WU has defined for itself goes well beyond providing a high-quality education for the university’s over 22,000 students. WU’s roughly 2,100 employees are working continuously to further improve teaching and research quality and campus life in all relevant areas. Excellent, research-led teaching is extremely important to WU. Through the education we offer our students, we make contributions to sustainable, future-oriented thinking, responsibility in business and economics, and the development of solutions to economic, social, and ecological problems.


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 offers a wide range of attractive entry-level and career opportunities in research and teaching and also in administrative and service positions. Here you can find all the relevant information about job profiles, social security, and benefits for WU employees.

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.


Student services

  • The Study Service Center (SSC) is the central contact point for students and potential students on Campus WU. It is located in the Library & Learning Center.
  • General information and advice on bachelor and master programs
  • General information and advice on PhD/doctoral programs
  • Admission to study programs (Domestic students)
  • Admission to study programs (International students)
  • Information on tuition fees
  • Issuance of study period confirmations
  • Information on registering for examinations and examination procedures
  • Credit transfer/exam recognition
  • Verification of equivalency before taken a Semester abroad
Issuance of study period confirmations Issuance of study period confirmations

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

A Library and Learning Center (LLC) is to connect counselling and library facilities, thus facilitating all aspects of studying in all its functions. A university without books, without a traditional library, is inconceivable; but at the same time a university without the latest technology is not state-of-the-art. Both of these meet and complement one another ideally in the LLC.

ICT services

  • Adobe Connect
  • Controlpanel
  • Course and Exam Information
  • Digital Transcript
  • EndNote Web for Students
  • Internet Services
  • PC Labs
  • Printing
  • Account
  • Rent a Notebook
  • Self Service Terminals (SST)
  • Surfstations Text messaging services
  • u:book@WU
  • User Accounts
  • Wi-Fi access at WU campus

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

The new 91,000 m2 location, between Messe (Fair) and the Prater, offers more space and the opportunity to set up a campus with multiple buildings. It is easily reachable via public transport and has direct access to the recreational area of the Prater. A good place arises among great surroundings.The Assembly Hall forms the center of communication, stimulating student life. The university, however, also needs a connection with its surroundings and with society. It is a social space where people meet, communicate, study, work and even relax.

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.


WU’s triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA – the three foremost international accreditations for business and economics universities – is a testimonial of WU’s high quality standards. Fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. WU is one of only two universities in the German-speaking world to belong to this exclusive group of schools.

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