at the University of Vienna

Research at the University of Vienna

The University of Vienna is a research university enjoying high international visibility. Its profile reflects the characteristics of the area it is located in, and understands research as a global challenge.


about 9,700

including approximately 6,900 academic staff

Staff & unit directory

Faculties & centres


including 15 faculties and 4 centres representing the University's academic units

Faculties & centres

Research platforms


to promote especially innovative interdisciplinary research projects

Research platforms

New since 1365

The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. 650 years later, 6,900 researchers conduct basic and applied research at the 15 faculties and 4 centres of the University of Vienna, thus tackling present and future challenges.

History of the University of Vienna

650th Anniversary


The vast array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research at the University of Vienna includes theology, law, business, economics and statistics, computer science, historical and philological studies, social sciences, psychology, life sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, sport science and teacher education.

Faculties & centres

Interdisciplinary research platforms & networks

Research excellence

The University of Vienna's vision is to become one of the leading research universities in Europe. In 2013 the University of Vienna raised funding revenues of about EUR 76.9 million. At the University of Vienna 25 ERC grant holders are conducting research. In 2013 alone, the prestigious ERC grants were awarded to five of our researchers.

Research Newsletter (in German)

Performance report & intellectual capital report 2013 (PDF) (in German)


The University of Vienna supports their researchers' mobility and is an attractive destination for international researchers: In 2013, 75 per cent of our new professors are appointed from international universities. Each semester the University of Vienna welcomes numerous guest scientists.

New professors (uni:view Magazin) (in German)

International Report (PDF)

Research-led teaching

With its 6,900 academics, 400 of whom are professors, the University of Vienna is the largest research and educational institution in Austria.The principle of research-led teaching is embedded in the curriculum of all degree programmes by our teaching staff that impart knowledge about latest research findings in their courses.

Research news (uni:view Magazin) (in German)

UNIVIE Teaching Award (in German)

Career development

Creative junior researchers are crucial for the development of research at the University of Vienna. They stimulate academic innovation. The University takes appropriate measures to support early stage researchers and the career progression of women.

uni:docs-fellowship programme

Career development for women

University in the city centre

With its Main Building on Universitätsring and the University’s Campus in Vienna’s ninth district, the University of Vienna is fortunate to be right in the city centre. This location facilitates exchange between researchers, teaching staff and Vienna’s population. Additionally, the University of Vienna has 70 locations that shape Vienna’s cityscape.


Locations of the University of Vienna

Main Building, maps & floor plans