The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolf IV in 1365. The University of Vienna is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest universities of Central Europe.
Research and Studies
90.000 students are currently enrolled at the University which offers about 130 degree programmes, among them 18 Bachelor programmes und 26 Master programmes.
The 5,400 members of the scientific staff of the University of Vienna engage in teaching and research in the following scientific areas: Catholic Theology, Protestant Theology, Law, Business, Economics and Statistics, Computer Science, Historical, Philological, and Cultural Studies, Philosophy and Educational Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, Life Sciences, Translation Studies, Sports Sciences and Molecular Biology.
The University of Vienna centres around its historic Central Building at the Ringstraße and the nearby university campus, which hosts numerous departments and the newly constructed auditorium centre. However, the university is spread over 60 different locations in Vienna's historical centre and the vicinity.
The University of Vienna traditionally has strong international relations in research and teaching and continually expands them. The University of Vienna takes part in the Erasmus/Sokrates programme and is member of several international networks, including ASEA-UNINET, the network of universities in the capitals of Europe (UNICA) and the European University Association (EUA).
With its European partner universities, the University of Vienna has established 370 Erasmus partnerships with universities. Students from about 130 countries enrol in the degree programmes which feature a total of more than 10,000 courses each year.
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