University of Vienna: Statistics

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#97 of 14,131 In the World
#22 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 71 In Austria
#1 of 23 In Vienna
#41 of 1,946 For Theoretical Physics
Top100 For 20 other topics
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Enrollment
93,628
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Website
univie.ac.at
Languages
German
Acceptance rate
28%*

* The University of Vienna is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - January; March-June)
Enrollment93,628

Research profile

University of Vienna is a world-class research university with 103,701 scientific papers published and 2,515,710 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, and Biochemistry.

Publications
103,701
Citations
2,515,710

University of Vienna majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
55,462 / 1,732,316
Chemistry
49,293 / 1,532,248
Physics
42,202 / 1,084,036
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
38,837 / 742,831
Engineering
38,489 / 987,511
Medicine
38,127 / 1,086,853
Environmental Science
35,623 / 946,580
Computer Science
31,164 / 870,206
Quantum and Particle physics
28,367 / 736,101
Biochemistry
28,107 / 1,043,196
Genetics
27,403 / 1,045,513
Organic Chemistry
24,825 / 713,970
Philosophy
22,334 / 347,803
Geology
21,004 / 618,738
Materials Science
19,444 / 493,494
Psychology
18,496 / 517,343
Geography and Cartography
16,596 / 394,866
Political Science
16,416 / 249,935
Ecology
15,956 / 514,646
Paleontology
15,074 / 445,732
Mathematics
13,662 / 356,997
Law
13,413 / 238,337
Sociology
12,917 / 280,346
Pathology
12,380 / 432,703
History
11,447 / 238,224
Business
10,775 / 193,270
Optical Engineering
10,759 / 301,180
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9,830 / 261,722
Statistics
9,738 / 277,200
Archaeology
9,618 / 224,236
Linguistics
9,200 / 171,605
Botany
8,890 / 254,626
Psychiatry
8,837 / 278,543
Economics
8,727 / 167,706
Surgery
8,710 / 266,334
Metallurgical Engineering
8,280 / 208,094
Neuroscience
8,150 / 256,090
Astrophysics and Astronomy
8,149 / 213,725
Immunology
8,009 / 317,771
Art & Design
6,730 / 102,189

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 981 7242
1991 1128 8180
1992 1222 9142
1993 1193 10244
1994 1302 10753
1995 1429 12071
1996 1703 14182
1997 1863 15786
1998 1875 18366
1999 2011 21370
2000 2053 24984
2001 2291 29421
2002 2244 33546
2003 2425 40698
2004 2269 45404
2005 1693 52511
2006 1736 57813
2007 1949 60024
2008 2122 64723
2009 2414 69752
2010 2515 73568
2011 2569 81266
2012 2691 88964
2013 3016 96973
2014 3103 105012
2015 3267 111197
2016 3679 116758
2017 3898 127064
2018 3908 132414
2019 4379 154400
2020 4926 180982
2021 5664 228817
2022 4993 211610
Academic rankings

Tuition

International studetns Non EU students: 726.72 (EUR)
Local studetns EU students: 363.36 per semester (EUR)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Vienna.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, English, Eurasian and North Asian Languages, Geography (Human), History, International Business, Journalism, Judaic Religious Studies, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Meteorology, Musicology, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Sociology, Theology
Master's Degree Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Behavioural Sciences, Biological and Life Sciences, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Information Sciences, Mass Communication, Mathematics and Computer Science, Meteorology, Modern Languages, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Performing Arts, Political Sciences, Psychology, Regional Planning, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Technology, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Urban Studies, Zoology
Doctor of Philosophy Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Statistics, Theology

University of Vienna alumni

  1. Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1856-1939 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    psychoanalystneurologistessayist
    Biography

    Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for evaluating and treating pathologies seen as originating from conflicts in the psyche, through dialogue between patient and psychoanalyst, and the distinctive theory of mind and human agency derived from it.

  2. Max Weber

    Max Weber
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1864-1920 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    sociologisteconomistanthropologistpoliticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Maximilian Karl Emil Weber was a German sociologist, historian, jurist and political economist, who is regarded as among the most important theorists of the development of modern Western society. His ideas profoundly influence social theory and research. While Weber did not see himself as a sociologist, he is recognized as one of the fathers of sociology, along with Karl Marx and Émile Durkheim.

  3. Gregor Mendel

    Gregor Mendel
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1822-1884 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    mathematiciannaturalistbotanistbeekeepergeneticist
    Biography

    Gregor Johann Mendel OSA was an Austrian biologist, meteorologist, mathematician, Augustinian friar and abbot of St. Thomas' Abbey in Brünn (Brno), Margraviate of Moravia. Mendel was born in a German-speaking family in the Silesian part of the Austrian Empire (today's Czech Republic) and gained posthumous recognition as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for millennia that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits, Mendel's pea plant experiments conducted between 1856 and 1863 established many of the rules of heredity, now referred to as the laws of Mendelian inheritance.

  4. Karl Popper

    Karl Popper
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1902-1994 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in the University of Vienna
    Studied in 1918
    In 1928 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    writerphilosopherphilosopher of sciencesociologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sir Karl Raimund Popper was an Austrian-British philosopher, academic and social commentator. One of the 20th century's most influential philosophers of science, Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method in favour of empirical falsification. According to Popper, a theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can (and should) be scrutinised with decisive experiments. Popper was opposed to the classical justificationist account of knowledge, which he replaced with critical rationalism, namely "the first non-justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy".

All 100 notable alumni

University of Vienna faculties and divisions

Centre : Molecular Biology Molecular Biology
Centre : Sports Sciences and University Sports Sports
Centre : Teacher Education Education, Teacher Training
Centre : Translation studies Communication Studies, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Business, Economics and Statistics Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Commercial Law, Economics, Finance, Modern Languages, Statistics
Faculty : Catholic Theology Catholic Theology, Theology
Faculty : Chemistry Chemistry
Faculty : Computer Science Computer Science
Faculty : Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy Astronomy and Space Science, Earth Sciences, Geography
Faculty : Historical-Cultural Sciences Ancient Civilizations, Cultural Studies, Ethnology, History
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Life Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Mathematics Mathematics, Mathematics Education
Faculty : Philological-Cultural Sciences Cultural Studies, Philology
Faculty : Philosophy and Educational Sciences Educational Sciences, Pedagogy, Philosophy
Faculty : Physics Physics
Faculty : Protestant Theology Protestant Theology, Religion, Religious Education, Theology
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Faculty : Social Sciences Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology

General information

Alternative names UNIVIE
Universität Wien
Founded 1365
Accreditation Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung – BMBWF)
Colors blue, white

Location and contacts

Address Universitätsring 1
Wien, Vienna, 1010
Austria
City population 1,973,000

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