Welcome to the University of Vienna
2013/14 (in german)
The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 92,500 students are enrolled in more than 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 9,500 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.
Every year, the Austrian Club of Education and Science Journalists elects one outstanding researcher as Austrian Scientist of the Year. The 2012 award was given to plant scientist and ecologist Georg Grabherr.
Physicists of the University of Vienna have succeeded in growing a unique carbon structure at the nanoscale that resembles a tiny twirled moustache. Their method might lead the way to the formation of more complex nano-networks.
A team of translation scholars from the Department for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna contributes to improving the management, quality and interoperability of large terminological databases.
Scientists from the Group of Philip Walther from the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna succeeded in prototyping a new and highly resource efficient model of a quantum computer – the boson sampling computer.
Austria and China are stepping up cooperation on quantum physics: the optical ground station for experiments in the field of quantum communication opened at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Communication in Vienna.