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The TU Wien is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. The University finds high international and domestic recognition in teaching and research and is a highly esteemed partner of innovation-oriented enterprises. It currently has about 26,200 students, eight facilities, and about 4,000 staff members. The University's teaching and research are focused on engineering and natural sciences. The education offered by TU Wien is rewarded by high international and domestic recognition. The chances of graduates securing attractive employment are very prosperous. The high demand for TU Wien graduates, from economic and industrial, governmental, and research institutions, is unmistakable evidence of this.
TU Wien, we have been conducting research, teaching, and learning under the motto 'Technology for people' for over 200 years. TU Wien has evolved into an open academic institution where discussions can happen, opinions can be voiced, and arguments will be heard. Although everyone may have different individual philosophies and approaches to life, the staff, management personnel, and students at TU Wien all promote open-mindedness and tolerance.
Preventing discrimination against people and improving equal opportunities are at the heart of our interactions with one another and our environment. This also means that we learn from history by critically examining our past. We actively speak out against discrimination and promote equal opportunities.
Our identity as a research university means that we build our reputation through our research. The content of the teaching we offer is based on this research. TU Wien combines fundamental and applied research and research-oriented teaching at the highest level. Through their knowledge and their strong relationships, our graduates and scientists contribute to the transfer of knowledge and technologies across society and the economy. The members of TU Wien thus help to ensure that Austria remains internationally competitive as a research location and help to stimulate its innovative potential.
TU Wien was founded as the Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute in 1815 and, in 1865, was divided into five faculties. The first free election of a Rector took place one year later. In 1872, the University was renamed the "Technische Hochschule" (Technical University), with its first-ever doctorates awarded in 1902. In 1919, women were admitted for the first time as regular students. Since 1975, the University has officially been called the "Technische Universität Wien" in English, simply TU Wien. TU Wien attained full legal capacity in 2004 as a result of the 2002 University Act. Since then, it has been managed by the Rector's office and the newly instituted University Council. At the same time, the number of faculties was increased from five to eight. On 6 November 2015, TU Wien celebrated its 200th anniversary.
Studying at TU Wien means gaining a broad range of fundamental knowledge while simultaneously being allowed to specialize according to subject and interest. TU Wien places particular emphasis and value on the involvement of students in current research programs.
The University offers a broad spectrum through its 18 Bachelor, 31 Masters, and 3 Doctoral study programs and its many university courses. Some 30,000 students are already taking advantage of this spectrum, and the number is increasing.
The TU Wien is situated in Vienna's very heart, in the pulsating cultural center of town. Within easy walking distance are the Opera House, the art nouveau Secession building, the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic, from which the New Year's Concert is annually broadcast around the globe, and the splendid baroque Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles). The TU Wien features its own two orchestras, a choir and Vienna's oldest ball (TU-Ball).
TU Wien has eight faculties: Architecture and Planning, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, Mathematics and Geoinformation, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Physics.
The University is led by the Rector and four Vice Rectors (responsible for Research and Innovation, Academic Affairs, Infrastructure, and Human Resources and Gender). Monitoring, advisory, legislative and strategic tasks, such as issuing curricula, are undertaken by the Senate (26 members). The University Council, consisting of seven members, represents the owners and acts as the governing body.
A central task of the service facilities is to provide adequate support to the research and teaching teams. Customer orientation, efficiency, and perfect service are what matters the most. The TU Wien service providers offer IT Support, Building Services, Library Management, Public Relations, Personnel and Student Management, and Documentation, to name a few. Promotion of Women, Career Enhancement, Support for Disabled People, and Internationalisation are also high priorities. World-class research requires a robust infrastructure. TU Wien has bundled several Core Shared Research Facilities such as the VSC Supercomputer, an X-ray Center, a Low-Temperature Unit, or the Centre for Micro- and Nanostructures.

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