Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) 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 excellent international reputation is reflected in its student population: Roughly one in four students on campus has come to study at WU from abroad.