at the University of Vienna
With 175 degree programmes, 40 university continuing education and training programmes and about 94,000 students, the University of Vienna is the largest and most diverse educational institution in Austria.
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The University of Vienna celebrated its 650th Anniversary in 2015. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Our 650 years of experience prepare us for the issues and challenges of the future.
History of the University of Vienna
Studying at the University of Vienna means being part of a large and diverse community. About 94,000 students are currently pursuing a degree at the University of Vienna. About 28,000 of them are foreign students and come from 140 different countries.
From astrophysics to zoology: Our students can select from the largest range of degree programmes in Austria. The University of Vienna provides more than 180 degree programmes, including 56 bachelor's programmes, 117 master's and doctoral programmes and 2 diploma programmes and 47 university continuing education and training programmes.
The University of Vienna is also the largest research and educational institution in Austria with a total of 6,800 academics. Our teaching staff embeds the principle of research-led teaching in their lectures. They impart knowledge about latest research findings in their courses and their students are able to participate in original research.
We are participating in the ERASMUS network and are partners of the best universities in the world. This opens up ample opportunities for exchange: About 1,000 students of the University of Vienna study at a university abroad for one ERASMUS semester and about 1,000 students choose the University of Vienna as their study abroad destination.
At the University of Vienna, we are convinced that diversity enriches community life and work. Diversity is encouraged by applying the principle of equal opportunities in all areas of university activity.
With its more than 70 locations, the University of Vienna shapes Vienna's cityscape. For many years Austria's capital has been the world's most liveable city and has been ranked among the most popular student cities in the world.