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Vienna University of Technology

At TU Wien, we have been conducting research, teaching and learning under the motto 'Technology for people' for over 200 years. TU Wien has evolved into an open academic institution where discussions can happen, opinions can be voiced and arguments will be heard. 

PhD Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)

About

History

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.

Education

TU Wien offers 19 bachelor programmes, 31 master programmes, 3 Doctoral programmes and various Continuing Education programmes.

Research

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 a matrix.

Career

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.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
192 7
2019
199 -17
2018
182
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
301
2018
301 100
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
331 -4
2019
327 -26
2018
301
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
351 -100
2019
251 50
2018
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

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.

Housing services

TU Wien has no own rooms in student residences at its disposal. 

Library services

The university library of TU Wien was founded in 1815. The library service is on four sites: the Main Library and two department libraries: the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library and the Urban Design 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.

ICT services

The Information Technology Services (ZID) provide the following services for students of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien):

  • personal account, access to the TISS information system
  • electronic mail,
  • access to internet,
  • permanent storage space for mail and files,
  • webmail,
  • WLAN,
  • public computer pools (internet rooms),
  • VPN-service

Student Life

Campus life

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.

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