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Facts and figures on energy and environment at TU Wien

39 institutes, 85 research groups

In the research focus point energy and environment all eight faculties of the TU Wien 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 buildings, settlements and spatial 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 production and technologies

basic research as well as applied research projects provide newest findings.

In-kind contribution

Figure 1: project-financed personnel

The TU Wien invests own resources in the form of personnel and infrastructure for the development of the research focal point. In addition to the permanent staff, the TU subsidy tool
“Innovative Projects” supports young scientist and invests in the technical equipment.
Internal doctoral programmes educate the highly-qualified young academics and support the formation of the scientific focal area. Well endowed research promotion projects and awards are also supported using internal funds. In addition, in 2011 the TU’s internal science prize went to a researcher in the area of energy and environment.

The total budget invested in these activities amounted to approximately €2.6 million in 2010–2012.

Third-party funds and publications

Figure 2: journal contributions

The volume of third-party funds attracted for the research focal area energy and environment in the same period was approximately €56 million.
The research output varies in the individual research fields - the project-financed personnel (Fig. 1) and the number of published journal contributions (Fig. 2) have been chosen out of the various figures used to quantify research activities.
Besides the varying accomplishments in the research fields the data also represents the different research and presentation cultures. Within the topics more related to the natural sciences (e. g. environmental monitoring and climate adaptation), scientific publishing has a different value than within more architectural related research fields (e.g. energy active buildings, settlements and spatial infrastructures).

All data relates to the time frame 2010-2012.