ECTS appraisal report
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
27th June 2003
Prof. Alain Sadourny, University of Rouen, France
Mr. Christian Tauch, Head International Department, German Rectors’ Conference, Germany
a. at institutional level
Wolf Dietrich Freiherr von Fircks, Rector
Prof. Gerd Niebauer , Vice rector of International and Study Affairs
Dr. Ursula Schober, International relations office, ECTS Institutional coordinator
Prof. Maximilian Schuh, Dean of Studies
Mag. Michaela Pirker, Office of the Dean of Studies
Prof. Wolfgang Künzel, designated Vice rector of study affairs
Franz Tonninger, ZID
Hildegard Vaclavik, Erasmus contact person.
b. at departmental level
Prof. Christine Iben, Head of study commission, ECTS departmental coordinator,
Prof. Jörg Aurich, ECTS departmental coordinator, equine science.
Prof. Dieter Klein, ECTS departmental coordinator, biomedicine and biotechnology
3 incoming students: 2 from Budapest, 1 from Hannover, all three at UVM for one
Introduction. Institutional commitment to ECTS.
The first veterinary school was founded in 1765 by empress Maria Theresia. In 1812 the
veterinary institute became part of the University of Vienna. In 1975 the University of
Veterinary Medicine (UVM) was created. In 1995, it moved to a new campus of 15 hectares
in Vienna’s 21st district.
The university consists of 20 institutes, 7 clinics and 1 central laboratory and employs 635
staff (including 210 academics). In the summer semester 2003 1906 students were registered.
The UVM offers the following programmes:
• A new degree programme in veterinary medicine
• A new doctoral programme in veterinary medicine
• A traditional degree programme in veterinary medicine which is being phased out
(5th semester and up only)
• An individual study programme in biomedicine and biotechnology (so far only 1st –
• An individual study programme in equine science