Building bridges to the future ...

... since 1669! Founded over 350 years ago, the University of Innsbruck today is the most important research and educational institution in western Austria, offering a wide range of programmes across all disciplines. Located in the heart of the Alps, it offers 28,000 students and 5,500 employees the best conditions.


Study programmes
The University of Innsbruck offers more than 160 degree programmes which can be supplemented with practical elective packages.

Counselling services
Various contact points are happy to help pupils, prospective students and students.

10 reasons to study at the University of Innsbruck
There are many good reasons to study at the University of Innsbruck. Innsbruck also has a lot to offer.



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Quantum physics

Dimen­sion­al­ity Revealed

An inter­national research team from Inns­bruck and Geneva has, for the first time, probed the dimen­sional cross­over for ultra­cold quan­tum matter. In the regime between one and two dimen­sions, the quantum partic­les perceive their world as being 1D or 2D depen­ding on the length scale on which they are probed: On short distances, their world is 1D, but it is 2D on long distances. The results obtai­ned from corre­lation measure­ments have just been pub­lished in Nature Physics.


Nerve cells in colour

A novel antibody colors all nerve cells in the model organism Hydra: Scientists were able to observe astonishing details of neuronal stimulus transmission in the nerve network of the freshwater polyp. Bert Hobmayer and his team from the Institute of Zoology contributed to the recently published findings, which are relevant for neurobiology and developmental biology.

Quantum Physics

Nano-Oscil­la­tor Hits Record Qual­ity Fac­tor

In their latest study, a team led by Tracy Northup at the Department of Experimental Physics unveils the successful creation of a levitated nanomechanical oscillator with an ultra-high quality factor, significantly surpassing previous experimental achievements.

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16 April

Top Event (German)

„Queering the family?“

LGBTQ* families have gained visibility in the last decade, with the acronym standing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer. There have also been tendencies towards equality in the law in German-speaking countries, although these are ambivalent: Although deficits in the recognition of same-sex lifestyles are being reduced, new exclusions are also being produced. The lecture uses three family constellations as examples to show which inequalities persist in law.

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Mountain Regions

We collect knowledge for the development of habitats and natural areas in mountains worldwide.


We drive forward biomolecular and biomedical developments.

Digital Science

We are driving digitalisation in research.

Materials and nanosciences

We utilise the synergies between physics, chemistry, earth sciences, pharmaceutics and civil engineering.


We ask questions about cultural dynamics and transformations.


We explore the workings of nature - from elementary particles to galaxies.

Scientific Computing

We contribute to solving complex, data-intensive problems in all scientific fields.

Economy, Politics & Society

Together, we get to the bottom of the big questions facing society across disciplinary boundaries.

Shaping the future

Many people have found their calling in research, teaching or administration at the University of Innsbruck. Join us in shaping the future and work in an international, diverse and family-friendly working environment. As an employee of the University of Innsbruck, you will also benefit from numerous benefits, such as

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