Founded in 1622, the university has around 18,000 students and 2,800 employees and is largest educational institution in the Land Salzburg.
Since our re-establishment in 1962, the University has developed into a modern and lively institution whose four Faculties -Theology, Law, Cultural and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences - meet the highest standards of teaching and research. Partly located in the Old City Centre and partly in the modern campus near the Salzach River, the University plays a major role in both the cultural and business lives of Salzburg.
The University of Salzburg continuously produces excellent results in both basic and applied research, documented by the growing number of publications and third-party funded projects. The university’s different departments, research clusters, centres and Christian Doppler laboratories work on a multitude of research projects, many of them with an interdisciplinary approach. For the benefit of both students and young scientists, our university is guided by the principles of research-oriented teaching.
The University of Salzburg is one of the largest employers in the region offering a wide range of job opportunities: apprentice, librarian, secretary, student assistant, professor, etc. Currently, approximately 2,800 people are employed by the University of Salzburg. Because the staff is the most important resource of a knowledge organization, the University particularly emphasizes the areas of inclusion, the advancement of women, and the promotion of a healthy workplace.
The number of international students coming to study at the University of Salzburg has increased over the past several years. Approximately 30 percent of all students studying at the university are foreign nationals. They either attend regular courses within the framework of an exchange program, or they are full-time, degree seeking students.
International students may use the services of the Austrian Exchange Service to apply for housing. We recommend reserving a room as soon as possible. This can be done online via the OeAD Internet database. In order to book a room, a security deposit of € 950 is required: Only after the full amount of the deposit has been posted into the bank account of the OeAD will a reservation be seriously considered. Therefore, make sure you send enough funds to cover both the amount of the full deposit and the transaction fee charged by banks.
The University Library provides access to some 2.4 million media (books, e-books, audiovisual, etc.). In addition, many other facilities such as Quality Management, Research Service, Flexible Learning, International Relations and Public Relations all make important contributions toward the success of the University.
The core functions of the service facilities include the administration of the study programmes, the provision of IT services, the maintenance of the university buildings and all personnel and financial matters.
PLUS Green Campus is the Sustainability Initiative of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS). The objective of this project is to transform our university step by step into a "green" university that includes all aspects of university life.