About BOKU

BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

BOKU is one of the best Life Sciences universities in Europe, distinguished by its holistic approach to research and teaching. Our scientists, students and graduates work on solutions for burning social issues and for a sustainable future.

Today's University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) began its success story in 1872 as a small agricultural university under the name "k. k. Hochschule für Bodencultur". Today, the BOKU locations Türkenschanze, Muthgasse and Tulln offer the 15 departments and 11,000 students optimal conditions for learning, teaching and research.

Facts & Figures

A diverse offer

BOKU offers numerous focal points in its research and teaching. Here you will find an overview of what is offered as well as all relevant information to get to know the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna better.


How BOKU organizes itself

Our 11,000 students and 3,000 employees need a well-organized administration for optimal study and research success. Here you can find a list of all important BOKU institutions.


BOKU's understanding of sustainability

BOKU is committed to the general principles of sustainability and divides its efforts into five areas: Research, Teaching and Studies, Operations, Organizational Culture and Exchange with Society.

150 years of BOKU

Anniversary year 2022

In 1872, a small university specializing in agriculture and forestry opened its doors for the first time. 150 years later, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences celebrates its milestone anniversary after its rapid rise to become one of the most modern life sciences universities in Europe.

BOKU areas of competence

Research strengths of BOKU

Sustainable development is hardly conceivable without findings from science. The scientific work at BOKU takes place in six fields of competence, which are dealt with in an interdisciplinary manner by the 15 departments on the basis of solid foundations.


Well informed - the BOKU service page

BOKU offers students, teachers, researchers and the public a wide range of services. Here you will find all important information from library and IT services to press information and job exchange.

Strategic centers

Science strategy and research coordination

The three strategic centers support the departments by coordinating cross-departmental projects and thematic forums and thus contribute significantly to the further development of the BOKU locations.