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About WU


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.

In­ter­na­tional Outlook

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.

Cam­pus Life

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.

Code of Co­duct

The "Code of Con­duct".