Vienna, considered by many to be the cultural capital of Europe, is a city with unique flair, liveliness and charm. Generations of artists, students and connoisseurs of life have sought out Vienna for its inspirational art and architecture, parks and palaces, music and opera, and of course, the famous Viennese coffee houses. Vienna was selected “World’s best place to live” in Mercer‘s annual Quality of Living Survey for five years in a row! (2009-2014). Like Geneva, Vienna is the home of many multinational headquarters for the CEE region and international organizations such as the United Nations, OSCE, OPEC, just to name a few. Vienna is located in the heart of Europe with easy access to many major European cities and historical sites.
For over 30 years now, Webster’s Vienna campus has been providing a high standard of education in Austria, giving students from all over the world the opportunity to experience the benefits of an American education. Today, Webster Vienna is a truly international community with over 500 students representing 70 different nationalities and faculty from over 20 countries.
Webster Vienna is situated in a classic Palais, known as Palais Wenkheim. Located at Praterstrasse 23 in the 2nd district near the Danube Canal, our campus is just a few steps away from the center of Vienna. Built in 1826, Palais Wenkheim features tremendous architectural detailing, both interior and exterior. Palais Wenkheim is able to support as many as 1,000 students.
The campus offers an abundance of space for student learning, studying and interaction including classrooms, academic and staff offices, recording studios, computer labs, and a library. The library consists of a physical collection of over 10,000 items, including DVDs & sheet music. It also includes an extensive online Library, which allows access to digital collections of academic journals in all subject areas, over 25,000 e-books, e-reference collections, educational streaming video sites, and training materials among other resources. Throughout the building there are places available for students to meet and study. A popular meeting point is the Student Lounge on the ground floor with a Starbucks coffee corner.