About UIBK

The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and will celebrate its 350 year anniversary in 2019. It is the biggest and most important research and educational institution in western Austria. Currently more than 28.000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programs. With 4.500 faculty and staff members the University of Innsbruck is one of the biggest employers in Tirol.

16 faculties provide a broad spectrum of programs in all fields of study. The University of Innsbruck is a research University with five major research areas: Alpine Space – Man and Environment, Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts, Molecular Biosciences, Physics and Scientific Computing. There are interdisciplinary research platforms with various faculties with the aim to promote networking and collaboration between scientists.



Teaching and examination period

Winter semester: 05.10.2020 – 02.02.2021
Summer semester: 01.03.2021 – 26.06.2021

Some faculties offer different examination dates. The date of the final exam is listed in the course description “details”.


Rectors Day: 16.10.2020

Austrian National Day: 26.10.

All Saint All Soul’s Day: 01.11. & 02.11.

Immaculate Conception: 08.12.

Christmas Holiday: 21.12.2020 – 05.01.2021

Semester Holiday: 03.02.2021 – 27.02.2021

Easter Holiday: 29.03.2021 – 10.04.2021

Austrian National Day: 01.05.

Ascension of Christ: 13.05.2021

Whit Monday: 24.05.2021

Corpus Christi: 03.06.2021

Summer Holiday: 28.06.2021 – 30.09.2021


Faculties and study programs

16 Faculties offer you more than 100 programs. Before applying you should go to the following links and find out more about your subject/ course being offered here at the University of Innsbruck

Study programs A-Z

Course catalogue



The “Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol” is the main campus library and has resources for all kind of subjects. With more than 3,5 Million books, thousands of journals, e-Journals, e-books and some special collections the “Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek” is the third biggest library in Austria. Some faculties / institutes offer their own library.

A list can be found on the link below:


Search books:


Computer labs

ZID – Zentraler Informatikdienst offer many computer labs at different Campuses like Campus Innrain, Campus Sowi, Faculty of Architecture and Campus Universitätsstrasse (Faculty of Theology).

These labs are used for scheduled classes and for general use by students. You need to log in with your password and username. Some labs also offer printing and scan options.

You will find a detailed description and opening times on the following links:




Campus maps

The city of Innsbruck almost seems like one big campus. Four campuses are located in different places throughout Innsbruck.










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