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Teaching at TU Wien - Imparting Competence

Studienbeginn an der TU Wien

Information for prospective students

TU Wien MINT-Map gives an overview on support and information possibilities for prospective students.

A swift and successful study depends on many factors. TU Wien attempts to offer all study beginners a wide range of support measures. These measures are intended to enable the new students from the beginning to network and face challenges as well as to avoid known difficulties.

Take advantage of the offer or become actively part of the support offers (eg mentoring).


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The Equalization Course Mathematics (German: Angleichungskurs Mathematik - AK MATH) repeats the basic chapters of school mathematics for the upcoming study. Absolute recommendation!


Successful students of higher semesters support study beginners and returnees and accompany them through their first semester at TU Wien.

Barrier-free studying

TUW barrier-free - the service point for students who have disabilities, are chronically ill or are impaired in another form.


Studying deaf or hard of hearing at TU Wien? Here you get support!

Student counselling

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The team study information acts as central first point of contact for all questions on offered study programmes, visits for schools etc.

Vice Rector Academic Affairs

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Kurt Matyas

Vice Rector Academic Affairs, Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs

Phone: +43 1 58801 406400 Call Kurt Matyas

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Assistent VR Academic Affairs

Die VoR-Phase

Die Studien-VoR-Phase soll allen Studieninteressierten sowohl als Hilfestellung bei der Entscheidung für ein Studium, als auch als Vorbereitung auf den Einstieg in das gewählte Studium dienen. Der Aufbau und die einzelnen Teile der Studien-Vor-Phase werden durch Vertreter des jeweiligen Studiums inhaltlich abgestimmt und müssen vor der Zulassung zum Studium abgeschlossen werden.

Austria vaccinates

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The level of protection at TU Wien is high and should be maintained. For the prospect of attendance in the winter semester 21/22, a high vaccination rate among all university members is of great importance. https://www.oesterreich-impft.at/impfanmeldung/, opens an external URL in a new window

TU Wien Action Day: Commitment to STEM under pressure

Consequences of their financial situation: This is what TUW members want to do on 7 November, starting at 8 a.m. at their action day at the Karlsplatz/Resselpark campus.

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Titelbild TUW Aktionstag 7.11.2022, Ressel schiebt die TUW über den Abgrund

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The Rectorate of the TU Wien is about to negotiate an additional budget with the BMBWF. The fact that the sum of € 500 million available to all universities does not even cover half of the expected additional costs hits the TU Wien particularly hard. "No one could have foreseen in 2020, when the budget for the current performance agreement period was being negotiated, that we would slip from one global crisis into the next and that these would overlap," explains Rector Sabine Seidler and continues: "50 per cent of our additional needs result from the rising prices for electricity alone, and a TU cannot work without electricity."

Rector Sabine Seidler, her rectorate team and the designated rector Jens Schneider (note: taking office 01.10.2023) are backed by the deans, the senate, several hundred students, researchers, young academics and the administrative staff. They all support the "TUW Action Day" at the Karlsplatz/Resselpark campus on 7 November 2022 from 8 am. As a warning signal and to highlight the effects of the acute financial situation, 30 courses and lectures and 1,400 study and learning spaces will be moved outdoors in front of the main TU building. From 12 noon onwards, a "competence march" will form from Karlsplatz via the Ring with an intermediate rally in front of the parliament to the BMBWF at Minoritenplatz to show which scientific competences will no longer be taught if no common solution to the existing financial problem is found. Programme: www.tuwien.at/aktionstag, opens an external URL in a new window

New agenda

"We cannot simply go back to business as usual in this acute crisis situation," warns TU Rector Sabine Seidler, "because especially as a STEM university, the TU Wien bears great responsibility towards its members and society."

The agenda for the upcoming talks must therefore include the discussion about covering the budget deficit:

    Scientific and engineering research and teaching depend on the operation of energy-intensive infrastructures and equipment that cannot be easily switched off. 60 % of the TU Wien's electricity consumption is generated in the laboratories and their infrastructure. Developments on the energy market result in additional costs of about € 90 million.
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    Inflation-related index jumps increase rental costs by about € 10 million.
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    The STEM sector is in dire straits on both the university and business sides. An adequate conclusion of the collective agreement negotiations will lead to further additional costs of about € 35 million.
    Scientific and engineering research and teaching are also dependent on consumables and small equipment. Even with highly efficient use, additional costs of approx. 29 million € will arise over and above calculated price increases.
    The TU Wien has been running an energy-saving programme for months now, which all university employees support. This will keep electricity consumption constant in the current performance agreement period. This alone is expected to save a total of € 20 million.
    The situation of the TU Wien shows that the additional financial requirements of the universities for the years 2022 - 24 must be reviewed again. The universities are therefore once again calling for a crisis summit to look for a joint solution in view of the dramatic situation. This is the order of the day.

Consequences of the funding gap

Without sufficient additional federal budget funds for the TU Wien for the years 2022 - 2024, the operation of the university is at risk and the TUW research teams and university teachers cannot fulfil their tasks in research (innovation, knowledge and technology transfer) and teaching (STEM student education).

Members of the TU Wien will not be able to continue researching and teaching at the highest quality and thus STEM students will automatically be undersupplied, the number of graduates will decrease, research cooperations will no longer be possible. Austria as a country of innovation cannot afford such a shortage.

Enquiry notice:

Simon Los
HTU Chair
+43 664 60588 4957

Bettina Neunteufl
TU Wien
Office of the Rector | Press Officer
+43 664 484 50 28

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