The University of Vienna is the central and most important actor in the internationalisation of the tertiary sector in Austria. This is related to the size of the University, its spread of subjects, the attractive location and the active pursuit of the internationalisation strategy.
Roughly one quarter of students are non-Austrians, more than 2,700 exchange students are welcomed and supported at the University each year. Conversely, the University assists the mobility of around 1,000 outgoing students. One third of academic staff of the University of Vienna comes from abroad, the percentage of newly appointed professors from abroad is over 70 %.
The University raises over EUR 15 million from the European funding sources every year. More than 70 partner universities, approximately 370 ERASMUS partner universities and memberships in organisations such as EUA, UNICA, ASEA-UNINET, and ACUNS ensure excellent international networking at an institutional level.
With its 70 partner universities around the globe and about 370 ERASMUS partner universities, the University of Vienna benefits from its international network.