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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".

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

Tiny step edges on titanium oxide surfaces

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science


Experiments at the Vienna University of Technology can explain the behaviour of electrons at tiny step edges on titanium oxide surfaces. This is important for solar cell technology and novel, more effective catalysts.more ...

Schematic of the detector: the metamaterial couples the incident light to the semiconductor, and then it can be converted into an electric signal.

Ultra-Thin Light Detectors


A new, extremely thin kind of light detectors was created at Vienna University of Technology. Two very different technologies were combined for the first time: metamaterials and quantum cascade structures.more ...


In Szene setzen – On Stage Vienna 2014!


The exhibition “In Szene setzen – On Stage Vienna 2014!” focuses on the careers of gender sensitive female experts in politics, administration, planning practice and universities in Austria.more ...

Miriam Unterlass (l) and Bettina Baumgartner (r)

High-Strengh Materials from the Pressure Cooker


A Surprise in Materials Chemistry: At Vienna University of Technology, materials for lightweight construction, protective clothing or sports equipment can be produced at high temperatures and high pressures. This process is...more ...

Thomas Müller, Marco Furchi, Andreas Pospischil (left to right)

Atomically Thin Solar Cells


Ultrathin layers made of Tungsten and Selenium have been created at the Vienna University of Technology. Experiments show that they may be used as flexible, semi-transparent solar cells.more ...