Why study Ancient History and Classical Studies at the University of Vienna?

There are many reasons to study Ancient History and Studies in Classical Antiquity at the University of Vienna. We want to highlight a few special ones:

International relations

International position through networking with the best universities and research institutions locally and internationally.

Thematic priorities

Special emphasis is placed on our thematic priorities: the Etruscans, Greece and Asia Minor in Hellenistic and Roman times, and Roman south-eastern Europe.

Cultural activities

Museums, collections and institutions in Vienna are an ideal complement to the university. As the most liveable city in the world, Vienna offers numerous other cultural leisure activities.

Student life

Our department, including the library, offers a familial atmosphere. The student representatives organize social gatherings between students.

Methodological approaches

The focus is on ancient written sources such as inscriptions and papyri. This traditional orientation is supplemented by new theoretical approaches.

Highest standards

In the renowned QS World University Ranking, the University of Vienna regularly ranks among the world's top 25 universities in the field of Classics & Ancient History.