In a nutshell

With several dozen research groups at 14 institutes and its state-of-the-art research infrastructure, including six core facilities, the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna is one of the leading institutions nationally and internationally for pioneering, innovative basic and applied chemical research. The faculty maintains numerous collaborations and exchanges with other research institutions, industry and society.

In the field of education, the faculty has one of the most diverse study programs in Austria. With the Vienna Doctoral School, the largest national doctoral training program in the field of chemistry is open to young scientists.


€ 7.6 million third-party funding 2020


The Faculty of Chemistry was founded in 2004 as a separate organisational unit in the context of the implementation of the Universitätsgesetz 2002. Prior to this, the Institutes of Chemistry existed as a section within the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

The majority of the Faculty's assigned rooms – offices, labs, lecture rooms – is situated in the historical building block New Chemistry between Strudlhofgasse, Boltzmanngasse and Währinger Straße. Some departments are located in other University buildings in the 9th district of Vienna.

Traditionally, teaching curricula and research in the area of Chemistry at the University of Vienna are complementary to teaching and research conducted at the Technical University of Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). Scientific exchange between all three universities has been very productive in the past and underlines the importance of cooperation.