TU Wien has a great pool of specialists who are acting in a wide range of different topics in research, teaching and as partners of the economy. More than 3000 scientists do their research and teaching at highly advanced and modern institutes – in summary about 52. At the TU Wien applied research is done. Moreover services are offered as high-tech problem solving and examination expertise for industry and economy. Innovation orientated companies are highly interested in co-operating with the Vienna University of Technology because of its high-tech and high-quality research and its openness for requests of the economy. The Vienna University of Technology is very successful in the implementation of research projects with employers from economics and / or public authorities (third party funds) as well as when applying for competitively given public funding. Numerous collaborations have also been institutionalised in various forms . In this way, the Vienna University of Technology is involved in numerous competence centres, networks, projects and Christian Doppler laboratories and has a large share in the Priority Research programmes of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
The research focus points are:
- TU BIO (life sciences)
- Computational Science and Engineering
- Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies
- Materials and Matter
- Information and Communication Technology
- Energy and Environment