Vienna University of Technology
Our mission is “technology for people”.
Through our research we “develop scientific excellence”, through our teaching we “enhance comprehensive competence”. TU Wien has eight faculties lead by deans: Architecture and Planning, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mathematics and Geoinformation, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Physics. The University is led by the Rector and four Vice Rectors (responsible for Research, Academic Affairs, Finance as well as Human Resources and Gender). The Senate has 26 members. The University Council, consisting of seven members, acts as a supervisory board.
The TU Wien places great emphasis on the inclusion of students in research programmes (researchbased teaching), considering this an important criterion encouraging new generations of scientists. The TU Wien offers a broad range of studies
from "A" like Architecture to "T" like Technical Physics. Also Doctoral Programmes and Secondary School Teacher Accreditation are offered.
Development work in almost all areas of technology is encouraged, first, by the interaction between basic research and the different fields of engineering sciences at the TU Wien itself, and, secondly, within the framework of cooperative projects with other universities, research institutes and business sector partners. The TU Wien has sharpened its research profile
by defining competence fields and setting up interdisciplinary collaboration centres, and here clearer outlines will be developed.
Alumnae and Alumni
Among TU Wien’s most known alumni are Christian Doppler (Doppler effect), Joseph Loschmidt (Loschmidt constant), architect Otto Wagner, Chemistry Nobel Prize laureate Richard Zsigmondy, Viktor Kaplan (Kaplan turbine), Alexander Meissner (feedback loop for oscillatory circuits), computer pioneer Heinz Zemanek (“Mailüfterl”), Gottfried Ungerböck (Trellis code modulation), as well as composers Josef and Johann Strauß, author Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando and the founder of the anthroposophical movement, Rudolf Steiner. Sucessful alumnae and alumni of these days are Franz Viehböck (Austria’s 1st astronaut), Wolfgang Anzengruber (Chairman of the Managing Board Verbund), Susanna Zapreva (CEO Wienstrom GmbH), Theresia Vogel-Lahner (Climate and Energy Fund of the Austrian Government) and Ingeborg Hochmair-Desoyer (Cochlea implant).
Arts & Culture
The TU Wien is situated in the very heart of Vienna, in the pulsating cultural centre of town. Within easy walking distance are the Opera House, the art nouveau Secession building, the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic, from which the New Year’s Concert is annually broadcast around the globe, and the splendid baroque Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles). The TU Wien features its own two orchestras, Vienna’s oldest ball (TU-Ball) and a public debate series (TU Forum).