The mission WU has defined for itself goes well beyond providing a high-quality education for the university’s over 22,000 students.
WU’s roughly 2,100 employees are working continuously to further improve teaching and research quality and campus life in all relevant areas.
Excellent, research-led teaching is extremely important to WU. Through the education we offer our students, we make contributions to sustainable, future-oriented thinking, responsibility in business and economics, and the development of solutions to economic, social, and ecological problems.
One of the goals WU has set itself is to achieve and maintain a place among the world’s leading institutions of higher education. WU is working to strengthen its global profile by offering a range of English-taught master’s programs and also by emphasizing internationalization in its research activities.
WU’s triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA – the three foremost international accreditations for business and economics universities – is a testimonial of WU’s high quality standards. Fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. WU is one of only two universities in the German-speaking world to belong to this exclusive group of schools.
WU’s excellent international reputation is reflected in its student population: Roughly one in four students on campus has come to study at WU from abroad.
Excellent research is another main cornerstone of WU’s mission. This includes not only strengthening WU’s profile as a research university, but also participating in public discourse with society and exchanging knowledge with all relevant stakeholders. Continuous work to strengthen and stimulate research is one of WU’s key priorities for the future.
Apart from its impressive, award-winning architecture, WU’s modern campus also boasts a range of attractive dining options and publicly accessible grounds that encourage students, staff, and area residents to explore Campus WU and enjoy its unique atmosphere. Campus WU provides meeting places and open spaces and has given Vienna’s second district a whole new neighborhood.