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TU Wien

TU Wien
Technische Universität Wien
TU Wien logo
Other name
Vienna University of Technology
Motto
Technik für Menschen
Motto in English
Technology for people
TypePublic
EstablishedNovember 6, 1815; 208 years ago (1815-11-06)
FounderEmperor Francis I of Austria
Affiliation
Budget€271 million (2019)[1]
RectorJens Schneider
Academic staff
4,228 (2020)[1]
Administrative staff
1,271 (2020)[1]
Students26,654 (2021)[1]
Location,
Austria
CampusUrban
Websitetuwien.at
Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute (now TU Wien) in 1823
The main building of TU Wien at the Karlsplatz in 1825
Main building of TU Wien in 2012
Former Geniedirektion, institute building of TU Wien

TU Wien (German: Technische Universität Wien), also known as the Vienna University of Technology,[2][3][4] is a public research university in Vienna, Austria.[5][6]

The university's teaching and research are focused on engineering, computer science, and natural sciences. It currently has about 28,100 students (29% women), eight faculties, and about 5,000 staff members (3,800 academics).

History

The institution was founded in 1815 by Emperor Francis I of Austria as the k.k. Polytechnisches Institut (Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute). The first rector was Johann Joseph von Prechtl. It was renamed the Technische Hochschule (College of Technology) in 1872. In 1975, it was renamed Technische Universität Wien (Vienna University of Technology).[7]

Academic reputation

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]

TU Wien is ranked #192 by the QS World University Ranking, #406 by the Center of World University Rankings,[9] and it is positioned among the best 401-500 higher education institutions globally [10] by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The computer science department has been consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world by the QS World University Ranking[11] and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings[12] respectively.

Ranking 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
QS World University Rankings[13] 199 182 183 197 246 264 274
QS Faculty Rankings: Engineering & Technology[14] 127 142 115 93 93 91 132 -
QS Subject Rankings: Mechanical Engineering [15] 151-200 151-200 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200 -
QS Subject Rankings: Electrical Engineering [16] 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 51-100 51-100 -
QS Subject Rankings: Chemical Engineering [17] 101-150 151-200 151-200 - 151-200 - - -
QS Subject Rankings: Civil & Structural [18] 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 -
QS Subject Rankings: Computer Science [19] 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 -
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings [20] 251-300 251-300 251-300 226-250 226-250 251-275 301-350
The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Engineering and Technology [20] 151-175 126-150 91 100 96 - -
The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Computer Science 76
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking's)[21][22] 301-400 401-500 401-500 401-500 401-500 401-500 401-500
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Computer Sciences [23][24] 76-100 - - 101-150 76-100 76-100 101-150
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Electrical Engineering [25] 101-150 76-100 - - - -
Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Materials Science [26] 151-200 101-150 - - - -
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

Plus Energy Office of TU Wien
Freihaus building of TU Wien
Kuppelsaal (cupola hall) of TU Wien
Library building of TU Wien
Karlskirche and TU Wien

Library

The TU Wien Bibliothek, the university library, was founded in 1815. The main library building was designed by the architects Justus Dahinden, Reinhard Gieselmann [de], Alexander Marchart [de], Roland Moebius [de], and 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

  1. ^ a b c d "Die TU Wien in Zahlen (The TU Wien in numbers)". Archived from the original on 14 January 2023. Retrieved 14 Jan 2023.
  2. ^ "Shanghai Ranking-Universities". www.shanghairanking.com. Archived from the original on 2021-10-16. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  3. ^ "The Last Mysteries of Mica". www.tuwien.at. Archived from the original on 2023-01-26. Retrieved 2023-02-06.
  4. ^ "Tricentis Founder Wolfgang Platz Releases Book, Enterprise Continuous Testing". AP NEWS. 2021-12-22. Archived from the original on 2023-02-06. Retrieved 2023-02-06.
  5. ^ "About TU Wien". www.tuwien.at. 2019-05-08. Archived from the original on 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  6. ^ "Vienna University of Technology". Top Universities. 2015-07-16. Archived from the original on 2020-07-09. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  7. ^ "Corporate Design". Technische Universität Wien. Archived from the original on 2017-10-22. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  8. ^ "Vienna University of Technology". Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Global 2000 List by the Center for World University Rankings". Archived from the original on 2021-05-22. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  10. ^ "THE Ranking TU Wien". Archived from the original on 2021-06-02. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  11. ^ "Computer Science and Information Systems World University Ranking". Archived from the original on October 7, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Times Higher Education University Ranking by Subject". Archived from the original on April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Technische Universität Wien". Top Universities. Archived from the original on 2021-09-20. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  14. ^ "Engineering and Technology". Top Universities. Archived from the original on 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  15. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing". Top Universities. Archived from the original on 2021-09-16. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  16. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Engineering - Electrical & Electronic". Top Universities. Archived from the original on 2021-09-16. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  17. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Chemistry". Top Universities. Archived from the original on 2019-07-07. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  18. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Engineering - Civil & Structural". Top Universities. Archived from the original on 2021-09-16. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  19. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Computer Science & Information Systems". Top Universities. Archived from the original on 2019-07-07. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  20. ^ a b "TU Wien". Times Higher Education (THE). 2021-09-08. Archived from the original on 2021-08-12. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  21. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities". Archived from the original on 2021-02-13. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  22. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018". Archived from the original on August 16, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  23. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Computer Sciences". Archived from the original on 2021-02-13. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  24. ^ "Subject Ranking 2018". Archived from the original on October 16, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  25. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Electrical Engineering". Archived from the original on 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2016-06-22.
  26. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Materials Science & Engineering". Archived from the original on 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2016-06-22.
  27. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Mechanical Engineering". Archived from the original on 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2016-06-22.

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