One of the great things about Innsbruck is that almost every corner you turn affords spectacular views of the Nordkette Alps, the city’s natural skyscrapers. Urban meets outdoors in the relaxed Tyrolean capital, where Zaha Hadid’s space- age funicular speeds you from the centre to alpine pastures clanging with cowbells in a matter of minutes.
Innsbruck is a one-off. Where else can you spend the morning browsing Old Master paintings in Habsburg palaces, the afternoon skiing and the evening in a rollicking brewpub? With a late- medieval Altstadt (old town), vibrant cultural scene and adrenalin-fuelled pursuits of Olympic fame, Innsbruck is one of those rare places that really can say it has something for everyone without sounding clichéd.
The university’s main mandate is to focus on research and development, teaching and continuing professional education, and training. In all these fields its regional status is to be deepened and its high ranking in the European academic area is guaranteed. This is laid down in the Mission Statement of the University of Innsbruck. The University is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and students regardless of gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, and religious belief. Founded in 1669, the University of Innsbruck looks back to a long and variable history. The University has always been a supporting pillar of the Tyrolean society and has influenced the region tremendously.
Universität Innsbruck offerscourses in several academic areas. These courses are subject to change. Business students considering this program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International Business Studies (College of Business Administration, David Straz Hall 101) to initially evaluate course options. Once a student is accepted to study abroad, s/he will meet with an International Business Studies advisor to approve courses. Please note that the classes often change: it is the student’s responsibility to remain in direct contact with the Office of International Business Studies to request changes or updates. Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
The Austrian Academic Exchange Service (ÖAD) will do its best to organize a room for you although only a limited number of rooms (especially single rooms) are available. There are double and single study-rooms; kitchen and bathroom are usually shared. Rooms are allocated after arrival of both application and deposit. Rooms are let by complete semesters only and cannot be quit during the semester. If you arrive later or leave earlier, you must pay for the whole period you applied for. For organizational reasons students coming for the winter semester must also pay for the month of February. For more information on housing visit the Universität Innsbruck website.
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Universität Innsbruck also offers a "Buddy System" to study abroad students. This group of students, with international experience, offers a helping hand to incoming exchange students, especially at the start of their stay. They will help solve problems regarding university or social life, language problems and bureaucracy. This system of student support is organized by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). For more information, click here.
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