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Our mission is "technology for people". Through our research we "develop scientific excellence",
through our teaching we "enhance comprehensive competence".

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

Zwei Platinatome auf der Magnetitoberfläche können eine Bindung eingehen, wenn sie mit CO-Molekülen verbunden sind.

Lonely Atoms, Happily Reunited

27.07.2016

The remarkable behaviour of platinum atoms on magnetite surfaces could lead to better catalysts. Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) can now explain how platinum atoms can form pairs with the help of carbon monoxide.


Ausnahmepunkte - Lösungen von Gleichungen in komplexen Räumen

The Exception and its Rules

26.07.2016

"Exceptional points" give rise to counter-intuitive physical effects. Researchers from TU Wien (Vienna) make use of these phenomena to create a novel kind of wave guide, which is now being presented in the journal “Nature”.


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EUA Statement condemning the forced resignation of 1577 university deans

20.07.2016

Following Friday's coup attempt in Turkey the education sector, including the higher education sector, has been targeted, as have many other public sectors. EUA calls on all European governments, universities and scholars to speak out against these...


So kann man sich die Graphen-Orbitale rund um eine Fehlstelle vorstellen.

A glimpse inside the atom

18.07.2016

Using electron microscopes, it is possible to image individual atoms. Scientists at TU Wien have calculated how it is possible to look inside the atom to image individual electron orbitals.


Je nach Beschaffenheit der Oberfläche benetzt Wasser das Material unterschiedlich gut (blau und rot)

Shaping Drops: Control over Stiction and Wetting

30.06.2016

Some surfaces are wetted by water, others are water-repellent. TU Wien (Vienna), KU Leuven and the University of Zürich have discovered a robust surface whose adhesive and wetting properties can be switched using electricity. This remarkable result...