TU Wien


Continente:
Europe
Country:
Austria Austria
Address:
Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Web Site:
www.tuwien.ac.at
TU Wien


About TU Wien:

Founded in 1815, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) was known original as the k. k. Polytechnic Institute with a focus on scientific research and teaching. Five faculties were created in 1865 before it was renamed the Technical University in 1872. Over a hundred years later, in 1975, it adopted the name Technical University, which it goes by today. Under the 2002 University Act, TU Wien gained full legal capacity. Today, it comprises eight faculties. These are Architecture and Planning, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mathematics and Geoinformation, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Physics. At TU Wien, students are encouraged to engage with the university’s research projects, many of which are incorporated into its teaching. With close to 5,000 staff across the entire university, ranging from professors and lecturers to scientific and non-scientific staff, TU Wien caters for around 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The first doctorates at the university were awarded in 1902. The university library, established the same year as the university, was completed in 1987. Organised across six floors it includes open access areas, reading rooms and 700 individual study desks. The building is decorated with numerous owl sculptures, designed by the Swiss artist and architect Bruno Weber, and a lion fountain on the ground floor created by the sculptor Gero Schwanberg TU Wien’s research priorities include Computational Science and Engineering, Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies, Materials and Matter, Information and Communication Technology, and Environment. Its alumni include mathematician and physicist Christian Doppler (Doppler effect), architect Otto Wagner, Nobel Prizewinner for Chemistry Richard Zsigmondy, composers Josef and Johann Strauß, and the first Austrian astronaut Franz Viehböck.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 465 390 432 414 474 491 434 429 439 437 448 459 446 470 501-550

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Engineering 165 143 156 190 185 166 187 211 221 225 227 245 254 301-350
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences 246 272 264 257 295 276 250 248 236 246 238 238 229 263
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 301-350 301-350 401-450
Chemical Engineering - - 280 290 280 - - 282 301-350 301-350 -
Civil Engineering 93 136 155 178 184 201 185 202 228 261 211
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science 101 83 77 102 108 128 102 120 144 137 221
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 169 154 125 156 167 191 193 208 208 212 197
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences 211 266 234 234 198 221 201 199 192 184 183
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 231 238 204 251 272 222 281 262 236 253 301-350
Mathematics 155 162 157 147 145 111 136 130 148 128 162
Mechanical Engineering - 287 256 257 283 - 282 219 240 240 277
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics 221 240 249 218 200 188 194 198 162 139 165
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - 293 299 -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 295
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -