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.