About UIBK

The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and thus has a tradition of over 350 years. It is the biggest and most important research and education institution in Western Austria. Currently more than 28,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programmes. With 5,000 faculty and staff members, the University of Innsbruck is one of the biggest employers in Tirol.

16 faculties provide a broad spectrum of programmes in all fields of study. The University of Innsbruck is a research University with 7 major research areas:

  • Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts
  • Digital Science Center (DiSC)
  • EPoS Economy, Politics & Society
  • Molecular Biosciences (CMBI)
  • Mountain Regions
  • Physics
  • Scientific Computing

There are interdisciplinary research platforms spanning over various faculties with the aim to promote networking and collaboration between scientists.



Teaching and examination period

Winter semester 2022/2023: 03.10.2022 - 04.02.2023

Summer semester 2023: 06.03.2023 - 01.07.2023

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

Additional Information can be found on: https://www.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten-servicestelle/einteilung_studienjahr.html


Rector's Day: 14.10.2022

Austrian National Day: 26.10.

All Saints' & All Souls' Day: 01.11. & 02.11.

Immaculate Conception: 08.12.

Christmas Holidays: 19.12.2022 – 07.01.2023

Semester Holidays: 06.02.2023 – 04.03.2023

Easter Holidays: 03.04.2023 – 15.04.2023

Austrian National Day: 01.05.

Ascension of Christ: 18.05.2023

Whit Monday: 29.05.2023

Corpus Christi: 08.06.2023

Summer Holidays: 03.07.2023 – 30.09.2023


Faculties and study programmes

16 faculties offer more than 150 study programmes. Before applying, you should click the following links and find out more about your subject area/course being offered at the University of Innsbruck

Study programmes A-Z

Course catalogue



The “Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol” is the main campus library and has resources for all kinds of subjects. With more than 3.6 million books, thousands of journals, e-Journals, e-books and some special collections, the “Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek” is the third largest library in Austria. Some faculties /departments have their own libraries.

A list of the various sites and the corresponding opening hours can be found on the link below:

Search books:


Computer labs

Our IT Services (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 but can also be accessed by students when they are not occupied. You need to log in with your UIBK password and username. Some labs also offer printing and scanning options.

You will find a detailed description of the rooms and the opening hours 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.










In addition, some departments also have separate sites. You can find a complete overview on this site: https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/standorte/index.html.de


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