Research Profile

TU Wien defines its research profile on the basis of existing strengths and competences, and has therefore specified five Research Focal Areas for the university in the Research Matrix .

The TU Focal Areas of Research have been taken out of the faculty structure and assigned with TU Wien fields of research. They represent cross-faculty areas of competence within TU Wien’s research expertise, and thus provide the basis for the scientific profiling.

A detailed evaluation of the research activities carried out at TU Wien, correlated with the research profiles of the scientists, revealed that approx. 80% of the research is carried out in the fields of research within the TU Focal Areas of Research.

In order to promote clustered research according to specialism outside of the five key areas, four ‘Additional Fields of Research’ have been added to the TU Research Matrix.

TU Wien Research Matrix

Research Matrix

The TU Research Matrix describes the Research Focal Areas and the Additional Fields with the dedicated research fields. 

Computational Science and Engineering

[Translate to English:] cse

Research is focused on technological basis of information processing for the development of innovative computer technic applications, and ranges from fundamental mathematics to the development of electronic hardware and simulation of high complexity systems. 

Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies

[Translate to English:] quantum

Focus of research is the possible usage of quantum phenomenons, which range from fundamental interactions of elementary particles to radiation sources of ultralow photon pulses and to the regulation of single atom conditions and thus devices for quantum computers. 

Materials and Matter

[Translate to English:] M+M

From nano world up to the development of new materials for large volume applications - researchers work on theoretical, e.g. mathematical, computer models, was well as experimental processing and trials of innovative materials. 

Information and Communication Technology

[Translate to English:] ICT

Research and development is pursued with a multiplicity of projects focussing on internet on a wide scale. Besides technological basics also the economic, social and cultural embedding of the information and communication technologies is  investigated.

Energy and Environment

[Translate to English:] E+U

Research focuses on the exploitation of new energy resources, energy supply and its storage and efficient usage. The technical competences are complemented with internal scientific expertise in the areas of climate, environment, economy and resources.

Additional Fields of Research

[Translate to English:] additional

The research bow draws from fundamental mathematics and mathematical economy to the interdisciplinary view on the European city and further to the connection between science and arts.