WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is a public university committed to excellence in research and research-led teaching. It is a place where faculty and students work together, and its objective is to promote education and the autonomy of the individual through academic study, as part of a modern and open knowledge society. We make contributions to future-oriented thinking, responsibility in business and economics, and the development of solutions to economic, social, and ecological problems. Academic freedom is one of our key principles, and we strive for a wide variety of topics and approaches in research and teaching. Our activities are guided by academic integrity, fairness, equal opportunities, diversity, and open-mindedness.
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.
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.