VUT_at_a_glance_0708_ver0209

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Technology for People Vienna University of Technology at a Glance History | Alumni | Research | Studies | Mobility Organisation | Location | Beyond Technology Facts & Figures
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History 1815: Founded as „k. k. polytechnisches Institut" (being the first University of Technology in todays German-speaking geographical area) 1865: First reform (restructuring, implementation of faculties, concentration on technical disciplines) 1872: Renamed to "k.k. Technische Hochschule" (TH) (new organisational statute, lasts until 1945)
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History 1902: First doctorates awarded (promotion right awarded in 1901) 1919: Admission for women 1975: Renamed to "Technische Universität" (TU) 1999: Implementation of University Act ´93 2004: Autonomy through University Act ´02
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Alumni Richard Zsigmondy (Nobel laureate) Chemistry Franz Viehböck (astronaut) Electrical Engineering Luis Trenker (alpinist) Architecture Gebrüder Strauss (composers) Josef – Civil Engineering Johann – Business Administration Rudolph Steiner (antroposopher) Teacher training: Mathematics and Science Christian Doppler (Doppler-Effect) Physics, Mathematics
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Alumni Herbert Boeckl (painter) Architecture Viktor Kaplan (Kaplan-Turbine) Mechanical Engineering Boris Nemsic (manager) Electrical Engineering Fritz Lang (film director) Civil Engineering
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Research Awarded scientists: 5 winners of the Wittgenstein-Award (Austria‘s most renowned award for scientists) External co-operations: Participation in 9 federally funded competence centres and Projects (federal programmes, co-operation between economy and science, research of academic and economic interests) and 8 Christian-Doppler-Labs
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Research Internal co-operation : 8 interdisciplinary "Centres of Excellence" EU-Projects: Acquisition of 129 projects in 5th framework programme (funding EUR 23 Mio., 1998 – 2002) Acquisition of 126 projects in 6th framework programme (funding EUR 28.6 Mio., 2002 – 2006) Acquisition of over 50 projects in 7th framework programme (number one in Austria, status: 11/2008, source: PROVISIO)
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Studies According to the Bologna Agreement all offered studies (except teacher training programmes) have been offered as bachelor
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