WU University Archives

Welcome to the webpage of the Archives of Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)!

Please note: During the lockdown imposed by the Austrian government in the context of the Corona crisis, you cannot visit WU University Archives. However, the staff does its best in order to answer requests.

The WU University Archives collects written and visual records documenting the history of WU and the historical institutions from which it evolved:    

  • The Imperial Export Academy (kaiserlich-königliche Export-Akademie, 1898-1919)

  • The University of World Trade (Hochschule für Welthandel, 1919-1975)

  • The Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, from 1975 onwards).

The WU University Archives was established in 2015 and is part of the WU University Library.

In addition to safeguarding, recording and making available the records for interested persons, the Archives conducts research on WU’s history. See for example research on Nazi-confiscated works and the Memorial Book for Victims of National Socialism at the University for World Trade 1938-1945.

The archive regulations form the basis for work within WU University Archives.