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Research at TU Wien - From Basic Research to Applications

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 (57 insitutes and about 2.800 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 and Innovation

The Vice Rector Research and Innovation 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.


Vice Rector Research and Innovation


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Univ.Prof.Dipl.-Ing.Dr.techn. Johannes Fröhlich

Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien
Büro: Stiege 1, 1. Stock, Rector's office

T +43-1-58801-406100

Research Focal Areas

Research Focal Areas

An international reputation for research is achieved only by concentrating capabilities and focussing on particular fields. TU Wien has therefore defined five Research Focal Areas.

Research Facilities

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TU Wien provides Core Shared Research Facilities, which can be used by scientists working in different areas.

Research Networks

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TU Wien is part of several research networks - conducting basic research and applied technology.

Research Support

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The researchers at TU Wien are supported by several service units at the university with regard to their research activities and the dissemination and utilisation of research results. 

Funding Programmes

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TU Wien's research funding programmes and awards are specifically costumised to the researchers requirements. 

Research Databases

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Information on TU Wien's research activities are recorded within several databases and can be retrieved structurelly, e.g. via the Project- & Publication Database or the ReposiTUm.