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Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology
Technische Universität Wien
TU Wien Logo
Established 1815
Type Public university
Rector Sabine Seidler
Academic staff
c. 3,300 (4,515 total)
Students 27,923 (2013)
Location Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Campus Urban
The main building of TU Wien at the Karlsplatz (1825)
The main building of the Vienna University of Technology

The Vienna University of Technology (German: Technische Universität Wien) is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. Founded in 1815 as the "Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute". In 1872 its name changed to Technische Hochschule (College of Technology). The institution has borne its current name Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) since 1975.

It currently has about 26,200 students (19% foreign students/30% women), eight facilities and about 4,000 staff members (1,800 academics). The university's teaching and research is focused on engineering and natural sciences.

Library building of the Vienna University of Technology


  • Academic reputation 1
  • Notable faculty and alumni 2
  • Sports 3
  • Notes and references 4
  • External links 5

Academic reputation

The Vienna University of Technology is one of the most prestigious universities of technology in the world by presenting an excellent level of research and education.

By the QS World Rankings, the University is ranked 197th and 93th in the 2015 QS World University Ranking and QS World University Ranking by faculty of Engineering and Technology respectively.

TU Wien is ranked 100th in the subject area of Engineering and Technology by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2015,.

In 2014, US News ranked Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology as number 14 in Europe, equaling number 3 within German speaking universities. [1]

Notable faculty and alumni


The University hosted the IFIUS World Interuniversity Games in October 2007.

Notes and references

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External links

  • Official website
  • TU Wien on Youtube (English playlist)
  • TISS Information System (e.g. links to Publications Database)
  • Curricula (fields of study and courses)
  • Continuing Education Center – TU Wien (MBA programs, MSc programs, certified)

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