Facts and figures on energy and environment at TU Vienna
39 institutes, 85 research groups
In the research focus point energy and environment all eight faculties of the TU Vienna are represented and approximately two-thirds of the institutes. More than 80 research groups are specifically researching on different aspects on energy and environment.
Within the six energy and environment research fields
E1: Energy active settlements and infrastructures
E2: Sustainable and low emission mobility
E3: Climate neutral, renewable and conventional energy supply systems
E4: Environmental monitoring and climate adaptation
E5: Efficient utilisation of natural resources
E6: Sustainable technologies, products and production
basic research as well as applied research projects provide newest findings.
The TU Vienna contributes with in-kind activities to the development of the research focus points. In addition to the permanent staff the funding scheme of "Innovate Projects" funds junior scientists and invests in technical equipment. This initiative is complemented by internal PhD colleges. The invested budget for these activities amounts to 1.6 Mio € in the three year period 2007-2009.
Third-party funds and publications
The research output of the single research fields is quite diverse - illustrated by several index numbers showing the quantification of the research activities. Figure 2 indicates the third party funds acquired per habilitated researcher, figure 3 points out the scientific publications per habilitated researcher.
Besides the different accomplishments in the research fields the data represent as well the different research and presentation culture. Within the more nature science related research fields (e.g. environmental monitoring and climate adaptation) scientific publishing has a different value than within more architectural related research fields (e.g. energy active settlements and infrastructures).
All data relate to the time frame 2007-2009 and represent the average of these three years.