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.



Medikamente in Nahaufnahme

Molecular biology

New biomarker pre­dicts suc­cess of immunother­apy in kid­ney can­cer

Immunotherapy increases survival rates in kidney cancer, but does not work for everyone. A Leuven research team developed a new method to predict which patients will benefit from it. The team of Francesca Finotello (Computational Biomedicine Group) from the University of Innsbruck also contributed. Their study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, also opens new avenues to even more effective treatments.


Euclid finds thousands of new galaxies

After being launched last summer, ESA's Euclid space telescope has already been delivering data for almost a year. The first scientific results are being published today. They show that the new instrument is capable of detecting a representative sample of all galaxies in the universe. For example, a study led by the University of Innsbruck was able to identify over 600 previously unknown dwarf galaxies in the Perseus galaxy cluster.

Quantum Physics

How AI helps pro­gram­ming a quan­tum com­puter

Researchers from the University of Innsbruck have unveiled a novel method to prepare quantum operations on a given quantum computer, using a machine learning generative model to find the appropriate sequence of quantum gates to execute a quantum operation. 

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24 May

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Lange Nacht der Forschung 2024

The Long Night of Research (Lange Nacht der Forschung) is the only nationwide science communication event that makes the achievements of local institutions accessible to the general public - from school projects to cutting-edge research. On Friday, 24 May 2024, it's once again time to experience research up close and personal! There are a total of 422 stations throughout Tyrol. Of the 355 stations in Innsbruck, 170 stations can be found at the University of Innsbruck alone. 

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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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