Additional Fields of Research

The majority of the research activity at TU Wien can be allocated to one of five research focal areas. Beyond these, however, there are a range of additional research fields that, whilst less comprehensive and cross-disciplinary, nevertheless have great significance for the success and the scientific output of TU Wien.
As “Additional Fields of Research”, they are summarised in the sixth column of the research matrix.

They primarily deal with topics in architecture and urban planning as well as fundamental mathematical methods. 

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  1. Development and Advancement of the Architectural Arts 
  2. Urban and Regional Transformation
  3. Fundamental Mathematics Research
  4. Mathematical Methods in Economics

More money, more projects, more publications – the Additional Fields have significantly grown in importance at TU Wien in recent years. The Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation as well as the Faculty of Architecture and Planning are particularly active here; almost 30 research groups are carrying out research in this area.

The total project volume has increased (almost 2 million euros per year), as has the number of research projects (around 40 projects per year) and the number of academic publications (over 100 publications per year). Major awards such as two FWF START Grants, which were awarded to mathematicians at TU Wien in the last five years, or other prestigious research grants, such as a Special Research Programme awarded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), are also testament to the great success of the research in these fields.

Article on the development of recent years (German only)

Additional Data

In the Research Focal Area Additional Fields, 64% basic research, 26% applied research and 10% experimental development is carried out.

The project volume is divided among the faculties as follows: 72.3% Mathematics and Geoinformation, 5.6% Physics, 0.6% Civil Engineering, 20.3% Architecture and Planning, and 1.2% Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

The project volume in the individual research fields can be presented as follows: EUR 123,000 in the research field Development and Advancement of the Architectural Arts, EUR 216,000 in the research field Urban and Regional Transformation, EUR 606,000 in the research field Fundamental Mathematics Research, and EUR 715,000 in the research field Mathematical Methods in Economics.

The publications are divided into 51% SCI publications and 49% non-SCI publications.


The selection relates to the size of the project volume in the specified period, as well as the proportion of the project volume in the key area of research, the institute project volume, and the proportion of publications.

All data and information provided relates to the research period 2016-2018 (based on the period of the Performance Agreement).


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A list of all projects in the Additional Fields of Research can be found in our project database, opens an external URL in a new window.  

Current information on research projects can also be found under News, opens an external URL in a new window.