About BOKU University 2018-06-11T09:16:52+00:00

About BOKU University

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, the Alma Mater Viridis was founded in 1872. Also known as BOKU (short form of its German name Universität für Bodenkultur Wien), it perceives itself as a teaching and research centre for renewable resources, which are necessary for human life. It is BOKU’s objective to help make a considerable contribution to the conservation and protection of resources for future generations by providing diversity in its fields of study. Connecting natural sciences, engineering and economic sciences, we wish to increase knowledge of the ecologically and economically sustainable use of natural resources, to provide a harmoniously cultivated landscape.

An important feature of BOKU’s research lies in its recognition of future problems and our efforts to provide and stimulate practical relevance, internationality and among disciplines. Interdisciplinary cooperation of scientists on an international level should help create comprehensive questions about the future of our planet and lead to innovative problem solving.

We at BOKU commit ourselves to international performance in research and teaching, cooperation on regional, national and international levels, and to receptiveness to new developments.

Today, BOKU is a modern, internationally orientated University of University of Life Sciences offering 9 Bachelor- and 25 Master courses for over 10,000 students.

Key areas are: Forestry and Wood Science, Water Management, Agriculture, Food Chemistry and Biotechnology, Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering, Landscape Design and Landscape Planning, Environment and Bio-Resources Management.

More information can be found here.