ICCHP 2014

14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

July 09-11, 2014; Pre-Conference July 07-08, 2014

Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis; 2, Rue de la Liberté, 93200 Saint-Denis; France

Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna)

Views of Vienna University of Technology

"Technology for People"

The mission of Vienna University of Technology is „technology for people“. Through our research we „develop scientific excellence“,
through our teaching we „enhance comprehensive competence“.

The Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For nearly 200 years, the TU Vienna has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. The TU Vienna is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

About TU Vienna

TU Vienna has eight faculties lead by deans: Architecture and Regional Planning, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mathematics and Geoinformation, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Physics.

The University is led by the Rector and four Vice Rectors (responsible for Research, Academic Affairs, Finances and Controlling and Infrastructure and Development). The Senate has 24 members. The University Council, consisting of seven members, acts as a supervisory board.


TU Vienna looks back on a long tradition at the leading edge of scientific research and education: Founded in 1815 as k.k. Polytechnisches Institut (Imperial and Royal Polytechnical Institute), it was divided into 5 faculties in 1865. One year later the first freely elected rector was inaugurated.

In 1872 its name changed to Technische Hochschule (College of Technology), and in 1902 the first doctorates were awarded. The institution has borne its current name – Technische Universität Wien (Vienna University of Technology) – since 1975. In 2004 TU Vienna reached full autonomy
through the University Act 2002.

Research at TU Vienna - Developing Excellence

With its eight faculties - mathematics and geo-information, physics, technical chemistry, informatics, civil engineering, architecture and regional planning, mechanical engineering and business science, electrical engineering and information technology – the Vienna University of Technology covers the classic engineering disciplines.

The TU Vienna has a great pool of specialists who are acting in a wide range of different topics in research, teaching and as partners of the economy. More than 2000 scientists do their research and teaching at highly advanced and modern institutes – in summary about 60.  Although fundamental research has priority at the TU Vienna applied research is also done. Moreover services are offered as high-tech problem solving and examination expertise for industry and economy. Innovation orientated companies are highly interested in co-operating with the Vienna University of Technology because of its high-tech and high-quality research and its openness for requests of the economy.

The Vienna University of Technology puts great emphasis on co-operation between its own institutes as well as with other universities. Therefore the TU Vienna participates in several European Union (EU) and other research programmes.

The aim of the university was and still is to belong to the best. The effort to reach this aim is also expressed in its mission statement: With the aim of providing technology for people, our mission is to develop scientific excellence and wide-ranging competence in our students.

Teaching at TU Vienna - Imparting Competence

The education offered by the Vienna University of Technology is rewarded by high international and domestic recognition. The chances for gratuates for getting an attractive employment are very prosperous. The high demand for graduates of the TU Vienna from economy and industry, governmental as well as research institutions are manifest evidence for this.

By establishing TUcareer, the Career-Center, in 2004 the Vienna University of Technology will make it even more easy for graduates to start a career.

Modern studies with great flexibility

The content of the teaching courses are actualized continuously and adjusted to the requirements by industry and economy. The contents in technical and natural sciences are completed by an offer of courses covering the areas personality development and the so called “soft skills” (e.g. foreign languages, management know-how, etc.). Students of the TU Vienna are very flexible because of their solid know-how in technical and natural science. They get a solid basic knowledge in combination with a specific knowledge which can be chosen by each student subject to their personal interests. Great emphasis is also put on the participation of students in current research projects.

Multiplex range of studies

Students of the TU Vienna can choose between several fields of study. They are offered without one exemption (teacher training programme) as bachelor and master programmes. Bachelor programmes last for 6 semesters. Master programmes can be completed within further 3 or 4 semesters following a bachelor programme or equivalent postgraduate degree.

According to its status as a university, the Vienna University of Technology offers postgraduate doctoral programmes as a follow up to all master programmes. Besides the already well established doctoral programmes of Technical (DSc Tech) sciences and Science (DSc) social and economic affairs (DSocEcSc) has been introduced in 2004 as a new doctoral programme.

More emphasis is at the moment and will in the future be put on at the following three important accents: internationalization of education, e-learning and continuing education. These tasks are fulfilled by the approved Department for International Relations, the E-Learning and the Continuing Education Center.

Learn more about the Vienna University of Technology

ICCHP is a series of biannual scientific conferences in the field of ICT/AT for people with disabilities run in co-operation with the Johannes Kepler University, Linz and the Austrian Computer Society

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