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... 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.


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

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



Beige-bräunliche Fragmente aus Elfenbein nebeneinander aufgelegt auf blauem Hintergrund.

Sensational find

1,500-year-old reli­quary dis­cov­ered

Since the summer of 2016, archaeologists from Innsbruck have been carrying out excavations in a late antique hilltop settlement in the municipality of Irschen in southern Austria. Two years ago, they made a sensational discovery: a Christian reliquary was still hidden in a previously unknown church. It contained a richly decorated ancient reliquary box made of ivory.

University of New Orleans

Grand Open­ing of UNO-Inns­bruck Sum­mer School

The UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School officially commenced last Wednesday evening with a Grand Opening Ceremony, heralding the start of an enriching academic and cultural journey for over three hundred students. This prestigious event, featuring more than 30 classes spanning 17 fields of study, was a testament to the collaborative spirit and global reach of the program.

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.

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Cover picture of the exhibition, carnation-flowered alsobia

19 July

Top Event

Exhibition: Gar­ten im Augen­blick

The exhibition "Garten im Augenblick" ("Garden in the Moment") shows photographs by Dragan Milojevic that capture the beauty and diversity of the Botanic Garden's flora in fantastic snapshots. The photographer has been part of the garden team for years and has developed a special sense for the right moment through this. The exhibition covers the entire garden area and is best discovered during a relaxed stroll. The exhibition can be visited daily from 20 July to 18 August from 13:00 to 16:00, opening on 19 July at 15:00. Admission is free.


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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