About BOKU BOKU-StartAbout BOKU This page is available under these URLs: https://boku.ac.at/en/about-boku https://short.boku.ac.at/6e5oke Mission and Vision Mission and Vision As one of Europe’s most important Life Science universities, we make vital contributions toward preserving, developing and protecting our environment and quality of life - both locally and globally, for today and future generations. Sustainability Sustainability The BOKU is committed to sustainability principles in research, teaching, daily operations, in our organizational culture, and in working with and for society. Bioeconomy Bioeconomy With our bioeconomy research focus, we face the Grand Challenges and contribute to the development of an economic system that ensures sustainable resources for a growing world population. Areas of Expertise Areas of Expertise Departments involved in BOKU's eight fields of expertise are strongly interdisciplinary while remaining rigorously scientifically based. Organization Organization Here you will find information about the university’s organizational structure - from university management to service points to BOKU organizations. History History A journey through BOKU’s diverse history: from its founding in 1872 as an Imperial-Royal university of soil science to its present day as one of Europe’s leading Life Science universities. Numbers, Dates, Facts Numbers, Dates, Facts BOKU at a glance: here you will find current numbers, dates and facts. Honoured Individuals Honoured Individuals Here you will find all honorary doctorates, honorary ring bearers, honorary senators, honorary citizens and award recipients. Contact & Support Need assistance?