Modul University Vienna

401–600 th
Impact Rankings 2020
101–200 th
Impact Rankings: Decent work and economic growth 2020
101–200 th
Impact Rankings: Responsible consumption and production 2020
Am Kahlenberg 1, 1190 Vienna, Austria

About Modul University Vienna

A private institution founded in 1908 as the School of Restaurant, Hotel and Coffee House Studies, Modul University claims to the longest-established vocational training school for the tourism industry. Owned by Vienna’s Chamber of Commerce, it took its new name in 2007, one year before celebrating its centenary.

Under the motto of "expanding horizons", it describes itself as "an internationally-oriented organisation for research and education on tourism, sustainable development, new media technology and public governance". Some 70 per cent of the student body, which numbered around 650 in 2016 by describing themselves as Modulians, come from outside Austria.

It also bills itself as the "leading research platform for the tourism industry", with "a future-oriented focus that satisfies the needs and ensures the welfare of current and future generations" and as "Austria’s leading private university".

Since 1975 it has been located on the Kupferberg, a hill in the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods) overlooking the city. A second campus was established in Dubai in 2016, and a partnership was formed with Nanjing University in China to provide English-language programmes in tourism and hospitality.

Classes across the four departments – new media technology, sustainability and governance, tourism and service management and business management – are taught in English.

It is accredited by the United Nations World Tourist Organisation and the MBA, a two-year part-time course, is accredited by the UK-based Association of MBAs. Among Modul publications the annual European City Markets Benchmark Report, issued for the 14th time in 2018, is claimed to be among the world’s leading sources of tourism statistics.

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