TU Wien is Austria's largest technical university (approx. 25.000 students, 150 full professors, 1.900 scientific employees, organized in 8 faculties) and a premier science institution in Europe. The university buildings are located in the city center near the underground station "Karlsplatz". The Faculty of Informatics consists of 7 institutes, has 7.000 enrolled computer science students (5 bachelor-level and 9 master-level curricula, 3 doctoral programs and employs over 55 full and associate professors, 60 assistant professors and 190 research assistants.
Vienna is the capital of Austria with a population of 1.8 Million. It is in high demand as a destination for conferences and conventions as it is easy to reach, has plenty to offer and is considered as one of the safest cities offering the highest standard for quality of living (#1 according to the Worldwide Quality of Living Survey, Mercer Human Resource Consulting). All the year round, Vienna is a leading tourism destination for its historic city with numerous cultural attractions like museums, opera houses, concert halls, theatres, as well as architecture from several epochs. For those who are interested in culinary indulgence, Vienna is well known for its coffee culture at impressive imperial cafés and its "Heurigen" places (wine tasting of local wines at local vineyards) surrounding the city. Vienna has a long academic history with 9 universities and hosts major international organizations such as the UN, UNIDO, IAEA, OECD and OPEC.