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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.

Eva Sevcsik im Biolabor

Rafts on the Cell Membrane


Researchers from TU Wien (Vienna) shed light on a big secret of cell membranes: the “lipid rafts”, which have been believed to move within the cell membrane, do not really exist.

Mit solchen Flugzeugen wird die Erdoberfläche gescannt. [3]

Protecting Nature on the Fly


Monitoring Europe’s vast nature protection areas used to be extremely difficult. Thanks to computer algorithms developed at the Vienna University of Technology, this can now be done using aircraft and laser technology.

Atomchip zum Kühlen und Manipulieren der ultrakalten Atomwolken

Quantum Physics – Hot and Cold at the Same Time


Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that a cloud of quantum particles can have several temperatures at once. The experiment provides new insight into the behaviour of large quantum systems.

Laser Filamente in der Luft

Igniting the Air for Atmospheric Research


Scientists from Vienna and Moscow have created a high-energy mid-infrared laser powerful enough to create shining filaments in the air. Such devices could be used to detect chemical substances in the atmosphere.

Licht wird durch die dünne Faser geleitet

The Laser Pulse that Gets Shorter All by Itself


Ultrashort laser pulses have become an indispensable tool for atomic and molecular research. A new technology makes creating short infrared pulses easy and cheap.