Founded in 1669, the University of Innsbruck looks back to a long and variable history. The University has always been a supporting pillar of the Tyrolean society and has influenced the region tremendously. The importance of its status as a research and educating institution can be seen in the numerous award winning alumni and current and former scientists teaching and researching at the University.
Research Areas and Research Platforms are interdisciplinary units with up to 60 habilitated researchers established around a specific research topic. Research Centers are considerably smaller but also bring together highly qualified researchers to work on a common research topic.
Searching for accomodation is not always easy and usually requires some time. The website of the Students Union provides information about accommodation. One of the main sources of information is the local newspaper: Tiroler Tageszeitung (advertisements in the Saturday issue). It is important to react quickly: usually in the afternoon of the same day on which the advertisements appeared in the newspaper, the best flats are already taken.There are two types of flat ideally suited for students: either a room in a shared flat, which in German is called Wohngemeinschaft (WG), or a flat of your own (Garconniere), which is usually more expensive.
Registered as a student at the University of Innsbruck, you can use all the computers in the computer-labs at all faculties. You will get your access data from the admission office when registering.
The University of Innsbruck is spread across a number of locations throughout the city. Each campus is made up of several buildings in one location, while an “external branch” refers to a single building.
The four campuses are:
Sports is an important part of life in Innsbruck. The University Sports Centre (USI, Fürstenweg 185, near the airport, bus F) offers various sporting facilities for students in over 60 sports. To take part in the courses you must enrol for each course. If you are interested you must fetch a reservation ticket (Platzkarte) as soon as possible before the courses are full. On this reservation ticket you find the date and exact time when you can enrol for the course you have chosen. Course costs vary between €11 and €22.