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Technology for People

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.

Hochwasser im August 2005 in Kappl-Nederle im Paznauntal [1]

Climate change shifts timing of European floods


A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a river flow dataset of unparalleled scale and diversity. This is the first time this link has been demonstrated at a continental scale using observational data.

Illustration quantenkritischer Effekte

It’s never too cold for quantum


The peculiar characteristics demonstrated by 'quantum critical points' at absolute zero remain one of the great unsolved mysteries of science.

Konvektion und Korioliskraft führen zu komplizierten Strömungen im Erdinneren, die das Erdmagnetfeld verursachen. Das wäre ohne Nickel in dieser Form nicht möglich.

Nickel is Crucial for the Earth’s Magnetic Field


Scientists at TU Wien and Würzburg University are changing our idea of the earth’s magnetic field: iron alone cannot explain the concept of the geodynamo. The crucial ingredient is nickel.

Ein Satellit, der Mikrowellen-Daten liefert.

Satellite view of the drought in Kenya


The situation in Kenya is serious – there has been too little rain for more than a year. With the aid of satellite data, TU Wien is measuring moisture content in the soil in order to better assess the risk of drought.

Die voestalpine forscht gemeinsam mit der TU Wien [1]

CO2-neutral hydrogen from biomass


How to produce hydrogen from biomass is the subject of a joint research project by TU Wien and voestalpine.