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University of Graz


The University of Graz (German, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), a university located in Graz, Austria, is the largest and oldest university in Styria, as well as the second-largest and second-oldest university in Austria.

Karl-Franzens-Universität, also referred to as the University of Graz, is the city's oldest university, founded in 1585 by Archduke Charles II of Austria. For most of its existence it was controlled by the Catholic Church, and was closed in 1782 by Emperor Joseph II in an attempt to gain state control over educational institutions. Joseph II transformed it into a lyceum where civil servants and medical personnel were trained. In 1827 it was re-instituted as a university by Emperor Francis I, thus gaining the name Karl-Franzens-Universität, meaning Charles Francis University. Over 30,000 students are currently enrolled at this university.

The university is sub-divided into six different faculties, the two largest ones being the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Natural Sciences. The other faculties are the faculties of Law; Social and Economic Sciences; Environmental, Regional Sciences and Education; and Catholic Theology. The Faculty of Medicine has been separated from the university by state legislation in 2004 and has since become an independent university in the form of the Medical University of Graz. These six distinct faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate (BA, BSc), graduate (MA, MSc), and doctoral degree (PhD) programmes, as well as special teaching degrees in their specific areas of expertise.

Since its re-installation the university has been home to many internationally renowned scientists and thinkers even though its position in international rankings has been in steady decline due to a lack of sufficient funding of educational institutions by the Austrian government. Ludwig Boltzmann was professor at the University of Graz twice, once from 1869 to 1873 and once from 1876 to 1890, while he was developing his statistical theory of heat. Nobel Laureate Otto Loewi taught at the university from 1909 until 1938 and Victor Franz Hess (Nobel prize 1936) graduated in Graz and taught here from 1920 to 1931 and 1937 to 1938. Furthermore, the physicist Erwin Schrödinger was briefly chancellor of the University of Graz in 1936.

The University of Graz does not have a distinct faculty of engineering, however, the Graz University of Technology which is focused on engineering and technology offers so-called inter-university undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in cooperation with the university's Faculty of Natural Sciences under the name "NAWI Graz". The main intention behind the cooperation was to avoid duplication of efforts and infrastructure, especially in cost-intensive subjects such as chemistry, industrial chemistry, physics, and geosciences, as both universities are located in close proximity to each other. Student's enrolled in one of these programmes attend lectures and seminars at both universities and are awarded a combined degree at the end of their studies.

Because of the university's geographical location close to the Slovenian border and the two major Slovenian cities, Maribor and Ljubljana, it has traditionally attracted many students from Slovenia and served as a gateway to South-East Europe for Austrian scholars, scientists and businesses. The establishment of the Department for Slovene Language and Literature at the University of Graz, for example, set the foundation for scholarly studies of Slovenian culture, literature, and language bundled in the so-called Slovene studies.
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Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt am WörtherseeEconomicsManagement

The University of Klagenfurt (also Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, AAU) is a federal Austrian University and the largest research and higher education institution in the Austrian province of Carinthia. It has its main campus in Klagenfurt, with additional facilities in Austria's two largest cities Vienna and Graz.

Efforts to found the University began in 1964, and succeeded in 1970, during the term of Governor Sima. Today, the University holds faculties of Humanities & Social Sciences, Management & Economics, Technology, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF) also runs departments in Vienna and Graz; the Dean of IFF, Verena Winiwarter, was elected Austrian "Scientist of the Year" 2013. In addition to the departments and units of the four faculties, the University also hosts a number of central facilities such as the Robert Musil Institute (co-organizer of the Bachmann Prize), the University Cultural Center (UNIKUM), the build! Gründerzentrum (a start-up facilitation center), the University Sports Center (USI), and the Klagenfurt University Library.

The incumbent President of the University is Oliver Vitouch, a cognitive psychologist and former faculty member of the University of Vienna and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Norbert Frei chairs the Academic Senate, Robert Rebhahn the Board of Trustees.

Klagenfurt is the southernmost university in the German-speaking countries (followed by the University of Bern, Switzerland) and supports bi- and multilingualism, especially in the context of the Slovenian minority in Carinthia (the Carinthian Slovenes).
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Medical University of Vienna

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The Medical University of Vienna is a university located in Vienna, Austria. It is the direct successor of the faculty of medicine of the University of Vienna, founded in 1365 by Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria. Thus it is the oldest medical school in the German–speaking world, and it was the second medical faculty in the Holy Roman Empire, after the Charles University of Prague.

The Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical organisation in Austria, as well as one of the top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe's largest hospital, the Vienna General Hospital, with all of its medical staff. It consists of 31 university clinics and clinical institutes, 12 medical-theoretical departments which perform around 48,000 operations each year. The Vienna General Hospital has about 100,000 patients treated as inpatients and 605,000 treated as outpatients each year.

There have been seven Nobel prize laureates affiliated with the medical faculty, and fifteen in total with the University of Vienna. These include Robert Bárány, Julius Wagner-Jauregg and Karl Landsteiner, the discoverer of the ABO blood type system and the Rhesus factor. Sigmund Freud qualified as a doctor at the medical faculty and worked as a doctor and lecturer at the General Hospital, carrying out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy.

In the 2014-15 Times Higher Education Rankings, Medical University of Vienna is listed among the top 15 medical schools in Europe and 49th in the world. (Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health).

In 2014, there were 6,016 candidate applications for 660 places in medicine proper and 80 in dentistry, which corresponds to an admission rate of about 12 percent. Admission is based upon ranking in an admission test, called "MedAT", which is carried out every summer in conjunction with the two other public medical schools of Austria, Medical University of Graz and Innsbruck Medical University.
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MODUL University Vienna

WienBusinessManagementTourism, Catering, Hostelry, Restaurant IndustryMathematics, Statistics, FinanceDecision Support, StatisticsEconomics

MODUL University Vienna (MU Vienna) is a private university established in 2007 in Vienna, Austria, focusing on social and economic development, particularly in the areas of tourism, new media information technology, sustainability, business management, and public governance.

The university consists of four departments: the Department of New Media Technology (director: Arno Scharl), the Department of Public Governance and Sustainable Development (director: Harvey Goldstein, Vice President of MU Vienna since August 1, 2012), the Department of Tourism and Service Management (director: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher), and the Department of Applied Statistics and Economics (director: Ivo Ponocny).

All study programs fulfill the accreditation requirements laid out by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (formerly Austrian Accreditation Council). Due to the university’s international orientation, all study programs are conducted entirely in English. As of 2013, the support ratio stands at 1:10 (one MODUL University faculty member for every ten students). Students from 71 countries have studied at MU Vienna on top of Vienna’s Kahlenberg, which overlooks the city of Vienna. Approximately 60% percent of the student body holds non-Austrian citizenship, with a higher percentage of international students at the master’s level.

In 2012, the BBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management and the MSc in International Tourism Management were awarded UNWTO.TEDQual Certification. In January 2013, MU joined the European Universities Consortium (EUC), a group of higher education institutions that promotes English-taught Bachelor’s programs in Europe.
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University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the biggest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned, especially in the Humanities. It is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home of a large number of figures both of historical and academic importance.
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University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the biggest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned, especially in the Humanities. It is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home of a large number of figures both of historical and academic importance.
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Vienna Business School


Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna

WienArtMusicInstruments, Instrumentation

The Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna licensed by the Austrian authorities founded in 1905, and has developed into one of the most well-known and historical conservatories in the city of Vienna.

Currently the conservatory offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees as well as offering adult education and pre-college education. Students of all levels can take voice or instrumental lessons, and have the opportunity to perform in the orchestra or choir. At the end of the study at Prayner Conservatory the students graduate an internationally recognized Austrian "Artistic Diploma" in the following by the Austrian authorities licensed fields of study: Piano, Singing, Violin, Violoncello, Viola, Double-Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumped, Trombone, Horn, Tuba, Guitar, Harp, Accordion, Percussion Instruments as well as for Composition, Conducting, Accompanying classes, Chamber Music, Opera, and Orchestra Repertoire.

Conservatory's Center location includes two existing buildings on A-1040 Mühlgasse 28-30 and A-1060 Mariahilferstrasse 51 - with its historically significant facades and relatively sound structure.

Among the facility's highlights is the innovative utilization of the existing grand Ehrbarsaal with its elegant gilt columns and ornate ceiling as the audience chamber for the new Concert Hall, augmented by state-of-the-art performance amenities.

The Prayner Conservatory has more than a hundred teachers including Maksimiljan Cencic, Dr. Massimo Stefanizzi, Josef Stolz, Valbona Naku, Filimon Ginalis, Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin, Ulf-Dieter Soyka, Victoria Loukianetz.
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Vienna University of Economics and Business

WienBusiness Economics

Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien or WU) is the largest University focusing on business and economics in Europe and, in terms of student body, one of the largest universities in Austria. It has been ranked as one of the best business schools in Europe.

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