TU Wien

TU Wien[2][3] (German: Technische Universität Wien, also TUW and former, but still commonly used, Vienna University of Technology) is one of the major universities in Vienna. The university has received extensive international and domestic recognition in teaching as well as in research, and it is a highly esteemed partner of innovation oriented enterprises.[4] It currently has about 28,100 students (29% women), eight faculties and about 5,000 staff members (3,800 academics). The university's teaching and research is focused on engineering, computer science, and natural sciences.

TU Wien
Technische Universität Wien
Motto
Technik für Menschen
Motto in English
Technology for people
TypePublic university
Established6 November, 1815
Budget€271 million (2019)[1]
RectorSabine Seidler
Academic staff
3,830 (2019) [1]
Students28,149 (2019) [1]
Location,
Austria
CampusUrban
Websitewww.tuwien.ac.at

The university's educational offerings have achieved wide international and domestic recognition.[5]

History

The institution was founded in 1815 by Emperor Francis II as the kaiserlich-königliches Polytechnisches Institut (Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute). The first rector was Johann Joseph von Prechtl. It was renamed the Technische Hochschule (College of Technology) in 1872. When it began granting doctoral and higher degrees in 1975, it was renamed the Vienna University of Technology.[2]

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.[6] TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.[7] 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.[8] For 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress.[7]

TU Wien is ranked 199th by the QS World University Ranking as of 2019, and positioned among the best 251-300 higher education institutions globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Over the years the university has retained a good positioning of their Engineering and Computer Science departments. The later has been consistently ranked among the top 80 computer science departments in the world by the QS World University Ranking[9] and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings[10] respectively. In 2014, U.S. News ranked Computer Science at TU Wien as number 14 in Europe, equaling number 3 within German speaking universities.[11]

Ranking 20192018201720162015201420132012
QS World University Rankings[12] 199182183197246264274
QS Faculty Rankings: Engineering & Technology[13] 127142115939391132-
QS Subject Rankings: Mechanical Engineering [14] 151-200151-200101-150101-150151-200151-200151-200-
QS Subject Rankings: Electrical Engineering [15] 101-150101-150101-150101-150101-15051-10051-100-
QS Subject Rankings: Chemical Engineering [16] 101-150151-200151-200-151-200---
QS Subject Rankings: Civil & Structural [17] 101-150101-150101-150101-150101-150101-150101-150-
QS Subject Rankings: Computer Science [18] 51-10051-10051-10051-10051-10051-10051-100-
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings [19] 251-300251-300251-300226-250226-250251-275301-350
The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Engineering and Technology [20] 151-175126-1509110096--
The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Computer Science 76
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking’s)[21][22] 301-400401-500401-500401-500401-500401-500401-500
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Computer Sciences [23][24] 76-100--101-15076-10076-100101-150
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Electrical Engineering [25] 101-15076-100----
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Materials Science [26] 151-200101-150----
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Mechanical Engineering[27] -101-150----

Organization

TU Wien has eight faculties led by deans: 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, Academic Affairs, Finance as well as Human Resources and Gender). The Senate has 26 members. The University Council, consisting of seven members, acts as a supervisory board.

Research

Development work in almost all areas of technology is encouraged by the interaction between basic research and the different fields of engineering sciences at TU Wien. Also, the framework of cooperative projects with other universities, research institutes and business sector partners is established by the research section of TU Wien. TU Wien has sharpened its research profile by defining competence fields and setting up interdisciplinary collaboration centres, and clearer outlines will be developed.

Research focus points of TU Wien are introduced as computational science and engineering, quantum physics and quantum technologies, materials and matter, information and communication technology and energy and environment.

The EU Research Support (EURS) provides services at TU Wien and informs both researchers and administrative staff in preparing and carrying out EU research projects.

Notable faculty and alumni

Library

The University Library was founded in 1815. The Main Library building was designed by the architects Justus Dahinden, Reinhard Gieselmann, Alexander Marchart, Roland Moebius & partners. Completed in 1987, it features owl sculptures by the Swiss artist Bruno Weber. The Main Library has six floors of open access areas and reading rooms, with around 700 study desks.

Sports

The University hosted the IFIUS World Interuniversity Games in October 2007.

See also

Notes and references

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  2. "Corporate Design". Technische Universität Wien. Archived from the original on 2017-10-22. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  3. "Übersicht". www.tuwien.at (in German). 2019-05-08. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  4. "TU Wien". Top Universities. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  5. "Technische Universität Wien : TEACHING". Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  6. "Technische Universität Wien : About us". www.tuwien.ac.at. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  7. "Technische Universität Wien : TUWIEN Home". Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  8. "Vienna University of Technology". Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  9. University Ranking, QS. "Computer Science and Information Systems World University Ranking". Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  10. Higher Education University Ranking, THE Times. "The Times Higher Education University Ranking by Subject". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  11. "Search Top World Universities, p2 - US News Best Global Universities". usnews.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  12. . Top Universities. Retrieved on 2017-06-11.
  13. , QS World University Rankings , Faculty Rankings: Engineering & Technology, retrieved on 2017-03-26.
  14. , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Mechanical Engineering, retrieved on 2017-03-26.
  15. , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Electrical Engineering, retrieved on 2017-03-26.
  16. , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Chemical Engineering, retrieved on 2017-03-26.
  17. , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Civil & Structural, retrieved on 2017-03-26.
  18. , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Computer Science, retrieved on 2017-03-26.
  19. , The Times Higher Education rankings, retrieved on 2017-04-06.
  20. , The Times Higher Education rankings, Subject Rankings: Engineering and Technology, retrieved on 2015-05-10.
  21. , Academic Ranking of World Universities, retrieved on 2015-06-11.
  22. "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  23. , Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Computer Sciences, retrieved on 2015-06-11.
  24. World Universities, Academic Ranking of. "Subject Ranking 2018". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  25. , Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Electrical Engineering , retrieved on 2016-06-22.
  26. , Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Materials Science & Engineering, retrieved on 2016-06-22.
  27. , Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Mechanical Engineering, retrieved on 2016-06-22.

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