TU Wien is the largest of the 3 TU Austria-Universities.
TU Wien is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity and international dimensions. Since 1815 TU Wien has been a progress oriented place of research, teaching and learning. With more than 30.000 students and 3.600 research staff members TU Wien is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution in the field of science and engineering. It is divided into 8 faculties and 52 departments.
Graz University of Technology is the oldest among the 3 universities.
In world-wide competition with comparable institutions, Graz University of Technology conducts education and research on the highest level in the fields of the engineering- and the technical-natural sciences. Understanding the social and economic needs is an integral part of putting together excellent education and training programs. Ultimately, the quality of the education and training at Graz University of Technology is led by the strength of its knowledge-oriented and applied research. Numerous competence centers, the Christian-Doppler laboratories, special research fields, research focuses and major EU projects are only a few examples of the University’s extremely active and successful research.
Montanuniversitaet Leoben (MUL) is the most specialized of the 3 universities.
The Montanuniversitaet Leoben positions itself as a research centre with the highest demands, establishing its core competencies along the value-added chain: from mineral resources to basic materials, on to further processing and the finished component and, at the end of the life cycle, to recycling and disposal. Including all these fields of research represented in Leoben, the Montanuniversitaet advances science and technology. Thus, innovative processes and procedures are developed on a continuous basis with sustainability as a key principle. As a result, mineral resources become high-quality energy sources, structural and functional elements. Focus areas such as mineral resources, high performance and sustainable production and technology, as well as the interrelations among these fields of research, are presented in the further development. Within these fields, the Montanuniversitaet Leoben has a unique network with partners from science, industry and economy.
As an education and training centre, the Montanuniversität is aware of its special responsibility towards young people who are interested in technology and engineering, and above all, its great responsibility towards industry, as graduates of the Montanuniversitaet have a decisive influence on their human capital. Excellent and efficient study programmes are the defined objectives for basic studies as well as life-long learning programmes.