Why study at the University of Innsbruck?

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 Study and research in the heart of the Alps

Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, offers a special mixture of urban flair and impressive natural scenery thanks to its geographical location. Situated in the middle of the Alps, the city offers its inhabitants, of which around a quarter are students, a breathtaking panorama and a wide range of cultural and leisure activities.



Distances are short   

The different locations of the University of Innsbruck are spread all over the city. Nevertheless: the distances are short - in Innsbruck almost everything can be reached in 20 minutes on foot or in 10 minutes by bike. Even to the surrounding alpine huts, lakes or ski resorts it is usually only a stone's throw.




The full selection

Students at the University of Innsbruck have all possibilities: More than 170 different study options and further training programmes from a wide range of subject areas such as technology, theology, humanities, natural sciences, law, social sciences and economics are available.




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Expand competencies and complement knowledge

Through complementary Subject Areas or the Supplementary Programme Computer Science, students at the University of Innsbruck have the opportunity to deepen the skills acquired during their studies. The newly founded Digital Science Center (DiSC), for example, promotes this by offering students of numerous disciplines, digital skills and thus sets a focus on an important future topic.


Regional roots, global network

With a share of around 40 percent international students, studying and researching in a global environment is guaranteed. Almost 500 cooperation agreements with individual institutes or universities in 50 countries enable students at the University of Innsbruck to expand their knowledge abroad and to strengthen their language and social skills.

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Research with the best

Studying at the University of Innsbruck is more than just theory. Students from all disciplines learn from scientists who are right in the middle of the research process. This provides students with first-hand knowledge and gives them the opportunity to actively participate in research - within lectures, their own thesis or in research projects.



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Opposites attract each other

In Innsbruck city and nature, tradition and modernity meet. The city's alpine and urban character can be seen in many different ways: Starting with the first-class transport network, through numerous cultural, entertainment and shopping facilities, to traditional or alternative restaurants and bars. Nature lovers as well as sports enthusiasts have countless opportunities to explore Innsbruck and its surroundings with its parks, forests, lakes and mountains.


Those who want to study should get a place

With a few exceptions, there are no access restrictions at the University of Innsbruck: Those who want to study should also get a place. The University of Innsbruck would like to offer all young people a chance and therefore does not put unnecessary obstacles in their way.

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Together, we build bridges into the future

The strengths of the University of Innsbruck is to be globally networked and regionally committed, using proven means to explore new paths and to perceive scientific freedom in the context of social responsibility. With this diversity, we are at the heart of society and build bridges into the future.

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Well advised

The Student Advisory Service is available to answer questions about all our study programmes, starting and organizing studies, housing or the compatibility of work and studies etc. Prospective students, first-year students and also students of all fields of study are advised individually, competently and free of charge and accompanied through the university jungle.



Further information

Universität Innsbruck: Gemeinsam bauen wir Brücken in die Zukunft

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