Vienna University of Technology
|Technische Universität Wien|
|c. 3,300 (4,515 total)|
|Location||Vienna, Vienna, Austria|
The Vienna University of Technology (German: Technische Universität Wien) is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. Founded in 1815 as the "Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute". In 1872 its name changed to Technische Hochschule (College of Technology). The institution has borne its current name Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) since 1975.
Today 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. 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 for graduates for getting an attractive employment are very prosperous. The high demand for graduates of the TU Wien from economy and industry, governmental as well as research institutions are manifest evidence for this.
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 nearly 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.
|QS World University Rankings||197||246||264||274|
|QS Faculty Rankings: Engineering & Technology||93||91||132||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Mechanical Engineering ||151-200||151-200||151-200||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Electrical Engineering ||101-150||51-100||51-100||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Chemical Engineering ||151-200||-||-||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Civil & Structural ||101-150||101-150||101-150||-|
|QS Subject Rankings: Computer Science ||51-100||51-100||51-100||-|
|The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ||226-250||226-250||251-275||301-350|
|The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Engineering and Technology ||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|
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.
Development work in almost all areas of technology is encouraged by the interaction between basic research and the different fields of engineering sciences at the TU Wien. Also, the framework of cooperative projects with other universities, research institutes and business sector partners is established by research section of the TU Wien. The TU Wien has sharpened its research profile by defining competence fields and setting up interdisciplinary collaboration centres, and here 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 the TU Wien and informs both researchers and administrative staff in preparing and carrying out EU research projects.
Notable faculty and alumni
- Siegfried Becher (1806–1873), professor of economics
- Ottó Titusz Bláthy (1860–1939), Hungarian mechanical engineer
- Christian Andreas Doppler, (1803–1853), Austrian mathematician and physicist
- Hugo Ehrlich (1879–1936), Croatian architect
- Paul Eisler (1907–1992), inventor of the printed circuit
- Tillman Gerngross, Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College, leading entrepreneur and bioengineer, founder of GlycoFi and Adimab
- Princess Marie-Therese of Hohenberg, Austrian architect and princess (born 1972)
- Adolph Giesl-Gieslingen (1903–1992), Austrian locomotive designer and engineer
- Karl Gölsdorf (1861–1916), Austrian engineer and locomotive designer
- Edmund Hlawka (1916-2009), Austrian mathematician
- Ingeborg Hochmair (born 1953), electrical engineer, developed the first microelectronic, multi-channel cochlear implant
- Viktor Kaplan (1876–1934), inventor of the Kaplan turbine
- Leon Kellner, grammarian, Shakespearean, and Zionist
- Hermann Knoflacher (born 1940), Austrian engineer
- Benno Mengele (1898–1971), Austrian electrical engineer
- Milutin Milanković (1879–1958), Serbian geophysicist and civil engineer
- Yordan Milanov (1867–1932), one of the leading Bulgarian architects from the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th century
- Richard von Mises (1883–1953), scientist
- Hubert Petschnigg (1913–1997), architect (completed his studies at TU Graz)
- Ferdinand Piëch (born 1937), Austrian business magnate, engineer and executive who is currently the chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen Group
- Herman Potočnik (1892–1929), Slovene space pioneer
- Alfred Preis (1911–1993), designer of the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor
- Zvonimir Richtmann (1901–1941), Croatian physicist, philosopher, politician and publicist
- Peter Schattschneider (1950), Austrian physicist
- Rudolph Michael Schindler (1887–1953), early Modern architect
- Paul Schneider-Esleben (1915–2005), visiting professor of architecture
- Edo Šen (1877–1949), Croatian architect
- Camillo Sitte (1843-1903), Austrian architect
- Peter Skalicky (born 1941), rector of the Vienna University of Technology from 1991-2011
- Irfan Skiljan, author of the image viewer software Irfanview
- Hellmuth Stachel (born 1942), Austrian mathematician
- Gottfried Ungerboeck (1940), inventor of trellis modulation, IBM Fellow
- Milan Vidmar (1885-1962), Slovene electrical engineer
- Hannspeter Winter (1941-2006), Austrian plasma physicist
- Heinz Zemanek (1920-2014), Austrian computer pioneer
The TU Wien 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.
Notes and references
- "Vienna University of Technology". Top Universities. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
- "Technische Universität Wien : About us". www.tuwien.ac.at. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
- "Search Top World Universities, p2 - US News Best Global Universities". usnews.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- . Top Universities. Retrieved on 2015-09-18.
- , QS World University Rankings , Faculty Rankings: Engineering & Technology, retrieved on 2014-03-06.
- , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Mechanical Engineering, retrieved on 2015-03-06.
- , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Electrical Engineering, retrieved on 2015-03-07.
- , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Chemical Engineering, retrieved on 2015-03-07.
- , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Civil & Structural, retrieved on 2015-03-07.
- , QS World University Rankings , Subject Rankings: Computer Science, retrieved on 2015-03-07.
- , The Times Higher Education rankings, retrieved on 2015-05-10.
- , The Times Higher Education rankings, Subject Rankings: Engineering and Technology, retrieved on 2015-05-10.
- , Academic Ranking of World Universities, retrieved on 2015-06-11.
- , Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject field: Computer Sciences, retrieved on 2015-06-11.
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