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International Profile

MedUni Vienna as a powerful, international player

The Medical University of Vienna is one of the most traditional medical educational establishments with 8,000 students and approximately 6,000 members of staff and is already one of the most important top-level research establishments in Europe in the biomedical sector.

Its international outlook is one of its most important pillars in the present – and for the future: By 2025, MedUni Vienna intends to be among the most innovative, dynamic and globally known medical education and research establishments and most attractive university employers. 

MedUni Vienna has consolidated its position as one of the world’s top 50 medical universities and is considered to be a highly attractive life sciences hotspot on the university map of Europe. MedUni Vienna is committed to recruiting the world's best brains in research, science and education, in order to advance its scientific research and to guarantee its patients the best possible care. 

Michaela Fritz, Vice-rector for Research and Innovation

"It is our ambition for the Medical University of Vienna to be internationally recognized as one of the top universities and to be perceived as both cosmopolitan and diverse." 

Michaela Fritz Vice-rector for Research and Innovation

Internationality as a factor for success

Internationality is an important factor for success and a driving force in many areas at the Medical University of Vienna: for scientific collaboration with other institutions and universities, for international competition for the best brains and strong partnerships and for achieving strategic, internationally-oriented goals. 

The internationality of MedUni Vienna creates a breeding ground for diversity, scientific Think Tanks and innovative approaches in all areas, as well as being the integrative basis for exchange and diversity. Having a cosmopolitan outlook is a fundamental attitude and a general commitment to international exchange – irrespective of organisational structures or specialisms. 


International Office

Our aim is to provide expertise and assistance in all matters related to international affairs, in particular student & staff mobility and postgraduate exchange at the level of Observers and International Fellows.

International Office