University of Vienna

On 12 March 1365 Duke Rudolph IV (the “Founder”) founded the University of Vienna, "Alma Mater Rudolphina Vindobonensis" as it has been called by literary sources, along the lines of the Sorbonne in Paris. The members of this "universitas magistrorum et scholarium" (the community of teachers and learners) were even initially exempt from taxes and military service.

Currently, the University of Vienna comprises 15 faculties and four centres. About 92,000 students can choose from more than 180 degree programmes. About 9,700 employees, 6,900 of whom are academic, are employed at more than 60 locations of the University of Vienna.



The University of Vienna celebrates its 650th Anniversary in 2015. For more information click here!