The duration of study in the undergraduate program is from 6 to 12 semesters, depending on the chosen specialty and direction. Currently, 18 faculties of the university provide the widest list of disciplines for studying and academic directions:
One of the most prestigious universities in Austria and Central Europe, without a doubt, can be called the Vienna State University, the largest in the entire German-speaking space. The University of Vienna was founded in the 14th century and has been constantly evolving, modernizing and expanding to provide students from around the world with the opportunity to receive a quality and prestigious education. Today, more than 80,000 students from 120 countries study here! Approximately 12,000 people study in the master's program.
In 1365, the Duke of Rudolph IV, together with his brothers, decided to organize the establishment of a quality, prestigious higher education in the Vienna capital - the University of Vienna began its work under the name Alma Mater Rudolphina. A full-fledged work began in 1385, together with the opening of the first building, and an active search for employees, teachers, experienced and qualified professors was conducted for another 12 years. Most of them came from the Sorbonne: Paris at that time was considered almost the center of European education, had an impeccable reputation. Even the first rector was Albert of Saxony, a teacher at the Sorbonne: this greatly influenced the working methods and structure of the Vienna University. The university also received a blessing from the Catholic Church, which made it possible to start the work of the Faculty of Theology. Development and modernization took place for more than 200 years, but history interfered: the attack of the legendary Ottoman Empire practically destroyed all works, and after the siege of Vienna there were only 100-200 pupils instead of 6000. A new spiral of development became possible thanks to the support of Maria Theresa and Joseph II: in 1749 the University of Vienna made significant reforms and actually reopened. For some time, the directions of the study were completely subordinated to the requirements of the Jesuit church (almost exclusively theology and philosophy), but in 1764 the legendary Botanical Garden was opened, the main attention was paid to the exact and natural sciences, and the students were allowed to study, In 1897, women were allowed to study here.
This is one of the largest research centers in Europe of our days. The walls of the University of Vienna have become a home for almost 7,000 scientists, 16 research platforms of various orientations; Projects are actively financed and employees, professors and academicians from all over the world are attracted (grants in 2013 exceeded 80 million euros). The University owns even its own artificial Earth satellite UniBRITE!