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