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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.

Warum wurden nach der "klassischen Periode" keine Maya-Tempel mehr gebaut? [1]

The demise of the Maya civilisation: water shortage can destroy cultures


Mathematical models analysing the interplay between society and hydrological effects have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna). They provide insights into ancient cultures – as well as into our own future.

Die elektrisch geladene Spitze eines Rastertunnelmikroskops (oben) und ein zusätzliches Magnetfeld führen zu stabilen, lokalisierten Elektronenzuständen im Graphen.

„Artificial Atom“ Created in Graphene


Electrons reveal their quantum properties when they are confined to small spaces. Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna), Aachen and Manchester have created tiny quantum dots in Graphene.

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

Lonely Atoms, Happily Reunited


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


"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”.


EUA Statement condemning the forced resignation of 1577 university deans


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...