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University of Innsbruck

The University’s main mandate is to focus on research and development, teaching and continuing professional education and training. In all these fields its regional status is to be deepened and its high ranking in the European academic area is to be guaranteed. This is laid down in the Mission Statement of the University of Innsbruck. 

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

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

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.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
201 -50
2017
151
2016
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
279 7
2018
286 13
2017
299
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
351 -100
2018
251 50
2017
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
294 -15
2017
279
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.

Services

Student services

  • Advising for South Tyroleans on Italian Law
  • Advising Service for Prospective Students
  • College Service Center - Examinations Office
  • International Language Centre (ISI)
  • International Relations Office
  • Office for South Tyroleans
  • Office for the Disabled

Housing services

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.

Library services

  • There is no charge for borrowing books at the University Library (Universitätsbibliothek) and it is open to all students. Only interlibrary lending services and exceeding the loan period are with costs. Students with a current student ID are entitled to use the library.

ICT services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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:

  • Campus Innrain (all buildings located at Innrain, Josef-Hirn-Straße and Herzog-Siegmund-Ufer)
  • Campus Sport (the university buildings at Fürstenweg)
  • Campus Technik (the university buildings in the Technikerstraße)
  • Campus Universitätsstraße (university building in the Universitätsstraße and Karl-Rahner-Platz)

Sports facilities

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.

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