Technische Universität Wien
Technik für Menschen
Motto in English
|Technology for people|
|Established||6 November, 1815|
|Budget||EUR271 million (2019)|
|3,830 (2019) |
|Students||28,149 (2019) |
TU Wien (German: Technische Universität Wien, also TUW and former, but still commonly used, Vienna University of Technology) is one of the major universities in Vienna, Austria. The university has received extensive international and domestic recognition in teaching as well as in research, and it is a highly esteemed partner of innovation oriented enterprises. It currently has about 28,100 students (29% women), eight faculties and about 5,000 staff members (3,800 academics). The university's teaching and research is focused on engineering, computer science, and natural sciences.
The university's educational offerings have achieved wide international and domestic recognition.
The institution was founded in 1815 by Emperor Francis II as the kaiserlich-königliches Polytechnisches Institut (Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute). The first rector was Johann Joseph von Prechtl. It was renamed the Technische Hochschule (College of Technology) in 1872. When it began granting doctoral and higher degrees in 1975, it was renamed the Vienna University of Technology.
TU Wien is one of the most prestigious universities of technology in the world by presenting a top level of research and education. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria's largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. As a university of technology, TU Wien covers a wide spectrum of scientific concepts from abstract pure research and the fundamental principles of science to applied technological research and partnership with industry. For 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress.
TU Wien is ranked 199th by the QS World University Ranking as of 2019, and positioned among the best 251-300 higher education institutions globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Over the years the university has retained a good positioning of their Engineering and Computer Science departments. The later has been consistently ranked among the top 80 computer science departments in the world by the QS World University Ranking and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings respectively. In 2014, U.S. News ranked Computer Science at TU Wien as number 14 in Europe, equaling number 3 within German speaking universities.
|QS World University Rankings||199||182||183||197||246||264||274|
|QS Faculty Rankings: Engineering & Technology||127||142||115||93||93||91||132||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Mechanical Engineering ||151-200||151-200||101-150||101-150||151-200||151-200||151-200||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Electrical Engineering ||101-150||101-150||101-150||101-150||101-150||51-100||51-100||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Chemical Engineering ||101-150||151-200||151-200||-||151-200||-||-||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Civil & Structural ||101-150||101-150||101-150||101-150||101-150||101-150||101-150||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Computer Science ||51-100||51-100||51-100||51-100||51-100||51-100||51-100||-|
|The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ||251-300||251-300||251-300||226-250||226-250||251-275||301-350|
|The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Engineering and Technology ||151-175||126-150||91||100||96||-||-|
|The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Computer Science||76|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking's)||301-400||401-500||401-500||401-500||401-500||401-500||401-500|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Computer Sciences ||76-100||-||-||101-150||76-100||76-100||101-150|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Electrical Engineering ||101-150||76-100||-||-||-||-|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Materials Science ||151-200||101-150||-||-||-||-|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Mechanical Engineering||-||101-150||-||-||-||-|
TU Wien has eight faculties led 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.
Development work in almost all areas of technology is encouraged by the interaction between basic research and the different fields of engineering sciences at TU Wien. Also, the framework of cooperative projects with other universities, research institutes and business sector partners is established by the research section of TU Wien. TU Wien has sharpened its research profile by defining competence fields and setting up interdisciplinary collaboration centres, and clearer outlines will be developed.
Research focus points of TU Wien are introduced as computational science and engineering, quantum physics and quantum technologies, materials and matter, information and communication technology and energy and environment.
The EU Research Support (EURS) provides services at TU Wien and informs both researchers and administrative staff in preparing and carrying out EU research projects.
The University Library was founded in 1815. The Main Library building was designed by the architects Justus Dahinden, Reinhard Gieselmann, Alexander Marchart, Roland Moebius & partners. Completed in 1987, it features owl sculptures by the Swiss artist Bruno Weber. The Main Library has six floors of open access areas and reading rooms, with around 700 study desks.