With more than 24,000 students, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the largest economics and business university in the European Union. It is known for its comprehensive selection of fields and numerous specializations in teaching and research. Its excellent academic credentials and the practical relevance of its programs, together with excellent job prospects for its graduates, all make WU an attractive choice for students from all over the world. More than 26% of WU’s students are international, mainly coming from the Central and Eastern European region.
The WU faculty is made up of 11 academic departments and 16 interdisciplinary research institutes. Strategic emphasis is placed on research in finance, business law, and Central and Eastern Europe the later through the Compentence Center for CEE.
WU is well-known for its unique entrepreneurial and collaborative culture, and its truly international spirit, and WU professors play key roles as innovators and peers in a variety of scientific communities.
EQUIS accreditation as hallmark of highest educational quality
In February 2007, WU became the first Austrian university and one of only four universities in the German-speaking world to be granted EQUIS accreditation (European Quality Improvement System). This prestigious distinction has been awarded only to approximately a hundred of the world’s best universities. WU’s accreditation with the EQUIS quality assurance seal ensures international recognition for its innovative university management and high-quality teaching, and further enhances the appeal of degrees awarded by WU in the business and academic world.
Financial Times Ranking
WU’s degree program in International Business Administration came in at an excellent 22th place in the 2012 Masters in Management Ranking for Europe. This ranking puts WU in the same league as renowned schools. The Financial Times has also ranked the internationally-oriented Master in International Management/CEMS with its high degree of practical relevance at an excellent third place among Europe’s finest master programs.
WU’s network of over 216 partner universities is one of the largest such networks worldwide. As one of the leading business universities in the German-speaking world, WU is also a member of well-known and respected associations like CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).
The new Campus WU opened in the winter semester 2013/14. With around 100,000 m2 of floor space, the project is one of the largest university building sites in the EU. There is room to communicate, discuss, exchange ideas, study, teach, research, discover, relax, and just let go.
The new site, located between the Messe Wien trade fair complex and the beautiful Prater Park is large enough to build a spacious campus with multiple building complexes. It is conveniently accessible with public transport and has direct access to the Prater Park. A number of outstanding, international architects are involved in planning and realizing the new WU campus.
Aside from getting an excellent, hands-on education, studying at WU also means that you can enjoy the benefits of living in Vienna, in the heart of Europe. This vibrant city has a lot to offer to WU’s students who want to explore life beyond the classroom: from presentations given by internationally-renowned experts, panel discussions featuring prominent participants, to fairs and exhibitions and on-campus parties and concerts, Vienna has it all. In addition to its beloved, world-famous sights, the city boasts an unrivaled line-up of cultural and recreational activities. A plethora of museums, theaters and opera houses awaits the culture buff. The many parks and green spaces such as the Danube Island and the Prater woodlands extend an invitation to unwind and enjoy the outdoors. WU is easily accessible by public transport, and only a few minutes away from Vienna’s old city center and shopping malls that leave nothing to be desired. There are also a great many cafés, bars and restaurants in close proximity to the campus.
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