The Vienna University of Technology


The Vienna University of Technology (German: Technische Universität WienTU Wien; formerly: k.k. Polytechnisches InstitutImperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute from 1815–1872; Technische HochschuleCollege of Technology from 1872–1975) is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria.

The university finds high international and domestic recognition in teaching as well as in research and is a highly esteemed partner of innovation oriented enterprises.[1] It currently has about 26,200 students (19% foreign students/30% women), eight facilities and about 4,000 staff members (1,800 academics). The university’s teaching and research is 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 an attractive employment are very prosperous. The high demand for TU Wien graduates, from economic and industrial, governmental as well as research institutions are manifest evidence of this.

Academic reputation

TU Wien is one of the most prestigious universities of technology in the world by presenting a top level of research and education. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. As a university of technology, TU Wien covers a wide spectrum of scientific concepts from abstract pure research and the fundamental principles of science to applied technological research and partnership with industry. For 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress.

By the QS World Rankings, the Vienna University of Technology is ranked 197th and 93th in the 2015 QS World University Ranking and QS World University Ranking by faculty of Engineering and Technology respectively.

TU Wien is ranked 100th in the subject area of Engineering and Technology by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2015.

In the U.S. News Rankings, TU Wien is ranked 307th, 131th, 160th and 78th in 2015 for Best Global Universities, Best Global Universities in Europe, Subject ranking of Engineering and Subject ranking of computer science respectively.

In 2014, U.S. News ranked Computer Science at TU Wien as number 14 in Europe, equaling number 3 within German speaking universities.

Ranking 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
QS World University Rankings   197 246 264 274
QS Faculty Rankings: Engineering & Technology   93 91 132
QS Subject Rankings: Mechanical Engineering 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200
QS Subject Rankings: Electrical Engineering 101-150 101-150 51-100 51-100
QS Subject Rankings: Chemical Engineering 151-200
QS Subject Rankings: Civil & Structural 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150
QS Subject Rankings: Computer Science 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 251-300 226-250 226-250 251-275 301-350
The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Engineering and Technology 91 100 96
Academic Ranking of World Universities (World)   401-500 401-500 401-500 401-500
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Computer Sciences   101-150 76-100 76-100 101-150
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Electrical Engineering 76-100
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Materials Science 101-150
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Mechanical Engineering 101-150