Founded on October 1st, 1898 as the Imperial Export Academy. The curriculum prepared students mainly for employment in international trade. The academy soon took on the characteristics of a university and finally became Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 1975.
The mission WU has defined for itself goes well beyond providing a high-quality education for the university’s over 22,000 students. WU’s roughly 2,100 employees are working continuously to further improve teaching and research quality and campus life in all relevant areas. Excellent, research-led teaching is extremely important to WU. Through the education we offer our students, we make contributions to sustainable, future-oriented thinking, responsibility in business and economics, and the development of solutions to economic, social, and ecological problems.