Research at TU Wien is focused on five key areas. These five pillars represent strengths and skills of TU Wien going back many years, and they strengthen its profile in international competition. Within these key areas, work is carried out on an inter-disciplinary basis and the research spectrum is being constantly developed. The ‘additional fields’ provide further, equally important areas for research. All research activities are organised into the research matrix.

With its eight faculties, opens an external URL in a new window (50 institutes and about 4.000 researchers) the TU Wien covers the whole value added chain within the classical engineering and natural science fields - basic as well as applied research projects provide newest findings and innovations. 

Vice Rector Research, Innovation, International Affairs

The Vice Rector Research, Innovation, International Affairs coordinates the research agenda of TU Wien and directs the strategic development of research at the university.


  • Research strategy
  • Research Focal Areas
  • Research support
  • Research facilities
  • Research financing

The Vice Rector has to be involved in all high value and interdisciplinary research projects and investments (see guidelines), manages the research budget and coordinates internal research funding.