Montanuniversität Leoben

Montanuniversität Leoben
Type Public university
Institute of technology
Established 1840
Academic staff
Students 3800
Location Leoben, Styria, Austria

The Montanuniversität Leoben in Leoben, Austria is the country's university for mining, metallurgy and materials.

It was founded on 4 November 1840, as the Steiermärkisch-Ständische Montanlehranstalt in Styria, Austria's mining region. In 1848 Peter Tunner relocated the university to nearby Leoben. That year the university had a mere 48 students enrolled.

The Montanuniversität Leoben is one of Austria's universities of technology and offers education and conducts research in the fields of mining, metallurgy and materials science.


Currently, the university has the following departments:

The main building of the Montanuniversität Leoben

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Coordinates: 47°23′08″N 15°05′35″E / 47.38556°N 15.09306°E / 47.38556; 15.09306

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