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 11‘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)

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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.

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UBB official opening

On October 8, the Federal Real Estate Company (BIG) and the University of Vienna, together with Federal Minister Heinz Faßmann and Mayor Michael Ludwig, opened the new University of Vienna Biology Building.

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