University of Vienna

WORLD RANK

2012-13
162

Vienna, Austria

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    50.2
  • Teaching
    44.3
  • International outlook
    86.3
  • Industry income
    29.1
  • Research
    46.7
  • Citations
    52.4

The German-speaking world's oldest university (established in 1365) made notable contributions to 20th-century medicine, producing five Nobel winners (in 1914, 1927, 1930, 1936 and 1973). Other laureates include Erwin Schrödinger (Physics, 1933) for pioneering quantum wave mechanics and Friedrich von Hayek (Economics, 1974). Two theology faculties (one Catholic, one Protestant) figure among 19 schools attended by some 85,000 students.