The Faculty of Life Sciences

... is one of the biggest faculties of the University of Vienna, uniting 8 Departments across the fields of Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nutritional Sciences; supported by Core Facilities and a Large Instrument Facility.

... educates more than 9‘000 students across 22 degree programmes, administered by the StudiesServiceCenter of Life Sciences.

... trains doctoral students to address fundamental research problems in Life Sciences, in 3 Vienna Doctoral Schools, FWF Doctoral programmes and innovative training networks.

University of Vienna Biology Building (UBB)

© Bruno Klomfar

The Departments of Biology have found their new academic home in the University of Vienna Biology Building at Djerassiplatz 1 in the 3rd district. More than 5,000 students and nearly 500 employees will use the sustainable building for studying, teaching, research and administration.

The building with the eye-catching facade of 400,000 clinker bricks was realized based on the plans of the Berlin architects Karsten Liebner and Marcel Backhaus.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Insights into the move

In the course of the move, delicate pieces from the collections as well as large equipment had to be relocated.

Among others, 3 large skeletons, 100 Blaschka glass models and the 5000kg MicroCT were moved into the new University of Vienna Biology Building.


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During the transformation from larva to juvenile, i.e. during metamorphosis, genes encoding...


Valuable research results threaten to gather dust in university libraries if they are not put into...


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tom Higham joined the Faculty of Life Sciences as professor of natural history...


Mit dem Bau des neuen Vienna Biology Building der Universität Wien übersiedeln die Fakultät für...


Tecumseh Fitch has shaped the term 'cognitive biology' for about 30 years. The Head of the...


Streptomyces are bacteria that produce over 30% of all antibiotics currently used to treat bacterial...

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Donnerstag, 30. September 2021 - 18:00

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