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Studying on Campus

Cam­pus WU has more to of­fer than just im­press­ive ar­chi­tec­ture. Its state-of-the-art classrooms provide the space and the equip­ment ne­ces­sary to ac­com­mod­ate a wide vari­ety of dif­fer­ent learn­ing and teach­ing styles. The cam­pus boasts many in­nov­at­ive fea­tures and tech­no­lo­gies that help to provide an ideal learn­ing ex­per­i­ence to WU’s stu­dents. This page gives you an over­view of WU’s aud­it­or­i­ums, their equip­ment, and other teach­ing and learn­ing in­fra­struc­ture.

Aud­it­or­i­ums and Sem­inar Rooms

All of WU’s large aud­it­or­i­ums and most of the smal­ler classrooms are located in the Teach­ing Center (TC), while other small classrooms are located on the ground floors of the in­di­vidual de­part­ment build­ings, for easy ac­cess. All aud­it­or­i­ums have nat­ural day­light and provide a pleas­ant learn­ing en­vir­on­ment.

There are four size cat­egor­ies: :        

  • 180-seat aud­it­or­i­ums

  • 120-seat aud­it­or­i­ums

  • 60-seat aud­it­or­i­ums

  • 30-seat sem­inar rooms

Each aud­it­or­ium has the fol­low­ing stand­ard equip­ment:

  • Mov­able or fold­ing tables and chairs

  • Smart­boards and/or white­boards

  • Com­puter

  • Loud­speak­ers

  • Wire­less mi­cro­phone

  • Power out­lets for stu­dent com­puters

Double pro­jec­tion screensDouble pro­jec­tion screens al­low not only for dif­fer­ent, in­nov­at­ive ways of present­ing course con­tents, but also guar­an­tee stu­dents a good view of the boards, regard­less of where they are seated in the room. Al­most all classrooms are equipped for double pro­jec­tions, which al­low course in­struct­ors to show mul­tiple con­tents at the same time.
Smart­boardsSmart­boards al­low course in­struct­ors and stu­dents to em­ploy cre­at­ive meth­ods of present­ing, re­arran­ging, and link­ing con­tent. The lec­ture notes for each class can be saved as PDF files and up­loaded to the Learn@WU eLearn­ing plat­form.

Inde­pend­ent Study Areas and Pro­ject Rooms

With around 3,000 stu­dent work­places all over cam­pus, WU of­fers dif­fer­ent en­vir­on­ments for all in­di­vidual needs and all types of study­ing. There are quiet study areas where stu­dents can fo­cus com­pletely on study­ing without dis­trac­tions, and there are also com­mu­nic­at­ive areas where stu­dents can work in groups.

WU also of­fers its stu­dents pro­ject rooms, a com­pletely new room cat­egory. Pro­ject rooms are avail­able in dif­fer­ent sizes (2-20 seats). Course in­struct­ors can use them for small-s­cale courses or break­-out ses­sions, and stu­dents can book them for joint work or for study­ing in groups. Pro­ject rooms can be booked via the ROOMS room book­ing tool. For in­form­a­tion on how to book and use pro­ject rooms, please see:  http://www.wu.ac.at/stu­dents/org/ser­vices/rooms

There are also stu­dent loun­ges located in the ground-­floor areas of the in­di­vidual de­part­ment build­ings. The loun­ges are freely avail­able for use dur­ing the day without any prior re­gis­tra­tion/book­ing. In the even­ings, start­ing at 5:00pm, the loun­ges may be re­served for spe­cial events.

Com­puter Labs

There are five PC labs on cam­pus: two in the Lib­rary & Learn­ing Center (LC) and three in the Teach­ing Center (TC). The PC labs can be used for courses, and they are also freely avail­able to stu­dents. The De­part­ment of So­cioeco­nom­ics and the De­part­ment of In­form­a­tion Sys­tems and Op­er­a­tions run their own ded­ic­ated PC labs.

Raif­feisen Lan­guage Re­source Center

The Raif­feisen Lan­guage Re­source Center is a mod­ern lan­guage learn­ing fa­cil­ity. With its wide se­lec­tion of ma­ter­i­als and elec­tronic re­sources, it provides the ideal en­vir­on­ment for inde­pend­ent study. The center of­fers stu­dents a wide range of op­por­tun­it­ies for ef­fect­ive lan­guage learn­ing.

Study area ›› Me­dia lib­rary with lan­guage learn­ing ma­ter­i­als in 35 dif­fer­ent lan­guages
›› 27 com­puter work­sta­tions for us­ing teach­ing soft­ware, and an IPTV con­nec­tion (over 50 TV chan­nels in a wide vari­ety of lan­guages)
›› Five tan­dem learn­ing rooms for lan­guage learn­ing with a part­ner
Study area›› PC work­sta­tions stu­dents can use to make au­dio and video re­cord­ings
›› Equip­ment that al­lows stu­dents to re­cord sim­u­lated tele­phone calls with a part­ner

Uni­versity Lib­rary

The WU Uni­versity Lib­rary is Aus­tria’s largest busi­ness and eco­nom­ics lib­rary, and one of the largest of its kind in the entire Ger­man-speak­ing area. The lib­rary col­lec­tion is dis­trib­uted among four lib­rary loca­tions on Cam­pus WU.

The OMV Cent­ral Lib­rary is located in the Lib­rary & Learn­ing Center, and the spe­cial­ist branch lib­rar­ies are located in dif­fer­ent de­part­ment build­ings. The OMV Cent­ral Lib­rary of­fers a total of 1,500 stu­dent work­places for in­di­vidual study, provid­ing dif­fer­ent types of equip­ment and located in dif­fer­ent work­ing en­vir­on­ments: quiet areas, com­mu­nic­at­ive areas, pro­ject rooms, car­rels, and the Mondi News­lounge.

Facts and fig­ures about the lib­rary

  • 633.680 prin­ted volumes

  • 94.500 eBooks

  • 960 prin­ted peri­od­ic­als

  • 23.000 eJournal sub­scrip­tions

  • 145 data­base sub­scrip­tions

The Lib­rary for Law is located in the D3 build­ing, which also houses WU’s law de­part­ments. It provides lit­er­at­ure from all fields of law.

The D4 build­ing houses the Lib­rary for So­cial Sciences, located near the De­part­ment of So­cioeco­nom­ics and the De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics.

The Berndorf Lib­rary for Busi­ness Lan­guages in the D2 build­ing col­lects me­dia on Ro­mance, Eng­lish, and Slavic lin­guist­ics and lit­er­at­ure.