The Vienna University of Technology ((ドイツ語:Technische Universität Wien)) is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. Founded in 1815 as the "Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute". In 1872 its name changed to Technische Hochschule (College of Technology). The institution has borne its current name Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) since 1975.
Today the university finds high international and domestic recognition in teaching as well as in research and is a highly esteemed partner of innovation oriented enterprises. It currently has about 26,200 students (19% foreign students/30% women), eight facilities and about 4,000 staff members (1,800 academics). The university's teaching and research is focused on engineering and natural sciences.
The education offered by TU Wien is rewarded by high international and domestic recognition. The chances for graduates for getting an attractive employment are very prosperous. The high demand for graduates of the TU Wien from economy and industry, governmental as well as research institutions are manifest evidence for this.〔http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/teaching/〕
== Academic reputation ==
TU Wien is one of the most prestigious universities of technology in the world by presenting a top level of research and education. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.〔https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/tuwien_home/〕 As a university of technology, TU Wien covers a wide spectrum of scientific concepts from abstract pure research and the fundamental principles of science to applied technological research and partnership with industry.〔http://www.studyinaustria.at/study_in_austria/higher_education_institutions/universities/vienna_university_of_technology/〕 For nearly 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress.〔
By the QS World Rankings, the Vienna University of Technology is ranked 197th and 93th in the 2015 QS World University Ranking and QS World University Ranking by faculty of Engineering and Technology respectively.
TU Wien is ranked 100th in the subject area of Engineering and Technology by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2015.
In the U.S. News Rankings, TU Wien is ranked 307th, 131th, 160th and 78th in 2015 for Best Global Universities, Best Global Universities in Europe, Subject ranking of Engineering and Subject ranking of computer science respectively.〔http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/vienna-university-of-technology-502163〕
In 2014, U.S. News ranked Computer Science at TU Wien as number 14 in Europe, equaling number 3 within German speaking universities.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Search Top World Universities, p2 - US News Best Global Universities )〕
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