University of Leoben

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University of Leoben
Montanuniversität Leoben
Montanuniversität Leoben Logo

Public university

Institute of technology
Established 1840
Academic staff
Students 3800
Location Leoben, Styria, Austria

The University of Leoben (Montanuniversität Leoben), in the town of Leoben, Austria, is the country's university for mining, metallurgy and materials.

It was founded on 4 November 1840, as the Steiermärkisch-Ständische Montanlehranstalt in Styria, Austria's mining region. In 1848 Peter Tunner relocated the university to the nearby town of Leoben, where it is still located today. That year the university had a mere 48 students enrolled.

The University of Leoben (Montanuniversität Leoben) is one of the Technical Universities of Austria by offering education and research in the fiels of mining, metallurgy and material sciences.


Currently, the university has the following departments:

  • Department of Analytical and Physical Chemistry
  • Department of Polymer Engineering and Science
  • Institute of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Geoscience and Geophysics
  • Department of Material Science
  • Department of Mathematics and Information Technology
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineering
  • The main building of the Leoben University (Montanuniversität Leoben)
    Department of Metallurgy
  • Department Mineral Resources and Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Product Engineering
  • Department of Economics
  • Institute for Process Technology and Industrial Environmental Protection

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Coordinates: 47°23′08″N 15°05′35″E / 47.38556°N 15.09306°E / 47.38556; 15.09306