University Life

The University of Innsbruck has a long history dating back as far as 1669, the year it was founded. The University of Innsbruck is the main university for the Tyrol, South Tyrol, Vorarlberg and the Principality of Liechtenstein and aims at promoting and facilitating a lively exchange between science and the public. Sustainable academic and social values are the foundation for achieving its goal of having an impact on society. 

Within the framework of several activities, the University substantiates the assignment it takes on for the society of the region by bringing research, teaching and administrative functions closer to the general public.



Since 1848 the University has held award ceremonies for prominent persons, who are recognised for their contributions to the University or scientific excellence:

New Faces


Members of the University – students and professors alike – are welcome to participate in the University Orchestra, University Choir or the Uni-Big-Band with regular concerts being held for the general public:

Cultural centres

International cultural centres offer diverse events:

Worth seeing

The University of Innsbruck also accommodates museums, archives and a Botanical Garden:


The University Sports Institute Innsbruck (USI) offers a wide variety of sports programs:

Children and teenagers

The University also offers an exciting program for children and teenagers, where they get the opportunity to become acquainted with the fascinating world of research and science both theoretically and practically:

Lifelong learning

Following the principle of lifelong learning, the University of Innsbruck provides continuing education and training courses in all the fields taught at the University.


The University is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and students:

University parish

The University parish is an integral part of pastoral care at the University:


The Alumni-Network is a platform for graduates of the University of Innsbruck:

Friends of the University of Innsbruck:

Associations and societies

Academic associations and scientific societies are committed to promote science and transfer of knowledge:


The University of Innsbruck commemorates its deceased members:

Other Clubs and Associations

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