Webster Vienna Private University is located in the beautiful Palais Wenkheim conveniently located in Vienna's second district (Praterstrasse 23), just a few steps away from the city center. Built in 1826, the neoclassical building features tremendous architectural detailing, both interior and exterior. The building was completely renovated and transformed into a modern site for academic and operational excellence in 2014 (photo documentation of the renovations can be viewed here).
A Palais Becomes a University
Video by Webster Media Communications student David Mahlich.
The Grand Opening of the new campus took place Fall, 2014 and was celebrated with multiple events, including a student, alumni, faculty and staff celebration and an exclusive Grand Opening event attended by local leaders of the political and business world. Many of the Directors from Webster’s worldwide campus network were also present, including Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble, President of Webster University and Dr. Julian Schuster, Provost and Senior Vice President of Webster University.
What does our new campus have to offer?
Our fantastic new location offers an abundance of space for student learning, studying and interaction:
- 5,000m2 Floor Space
- 6 Floors
- 17 Seminar and Class Rooms
- 500m2 Library & Learning Center
- 90 Work Stations
Although Palais Wenkheim is one of the oldest buildings on Praterstrasse, our campus is both modern and interactive.
- Video-Conference-Classroom for simultaneous classes worldwide
- Smartboards in 6 classrooms
- Video Recording Studio
- Post Production Studio
- Audio Radio Lab
- Lockers for storage
- Computer Labs (Windows, Mac)
At the Library and Learning Center you will find the resources you need for your course work, to satisfy your intellectual curiosity, or to relax with a good book.
- Over 10,000 items, including DVDs & sheet music
- On-line resources include over 250,000 e-books, hundreds of thousands of academic journal articles, periodicals and much more.
- Study carrels
- Project rooms for group study
- Computer stations for your studies and for access to research databases, etc.
Throughout the building there are places available for students to meet and study. A popular meeting point is the Student Lounge on the ground floor with a Starbucks coffee corner. Palais Wenkheim is centrally located in the inner city and is just a 10 minute walk from the dormitory, Residence am Augarten.
Want to see Palais Wenkheim for yourself? Sign-up for a campus tour.