University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

University of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
Type Public
Established 1767
Administrative staff
Students 2800
Location Vienna, Austria

The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (German: Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien - in short: VUW) was founded in 1767 as the world's third school for veterinary medicine (after Lyon and Alfort) by Milan's Ludovico Scotti, originally named k. k. Pferde-Curen- und Operationsschule (literally, "Imperial-Royal School for the Cure and Surgery of Horses"). Today, it has c. 2,800 students and c. 600 employees.


Since 2002, universities in Austria can found spin-off companies. The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna has expedited this opportunies. Most of the spin-off companies are still located on the university’s grounds: Animal Health IT, Biomodels Austria, Innovaphyt, Marinomed, Mycosafe, Novelix, VetWIDI, VirBiomed, ViruSure

See also

Notable alumni

Coordinates: 48°15′19″N 16°25′53″E / 48.25528°N 16.43139°E / 48.25528; 16.43139

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