About the project

In 2015 the University of Vienna commemorated the 650th anniversary of its foundation in 1365. Although the beginnings were modest, the University of Vienna developed into a flourishing university during the late Middle Ages. It survived difficult phases of its history and established itself as a research university of international standing in the 19th and 20th century.

Its round birthday offered an opportunity for a retrospective, which outlasted the jubilee year of 2015 and is continuously updated and revised as "work in progress".

The website dedicated to the 650 years of University of Vienna history provides varied approaches to university history via hypertextually connected content on the current state of historical research.

It is a project of the Vienna University Library and the Vienna University Archive in cooperation with the Forum “Zeitgeschichte der Universität Wien”.

Zuletzt aktualisiert am 04/21/17