Since the founding of the university, the competencies have been continuously deepened and developed in order to actively contribute to current, socially relevant issues. This led to an expansion of the spectrum with clear specialization and positioning at the same time. The development does not stand still now, on the contrary, it is progressing at an ever increasing speed.
The great social challenges of our time in the areas of resources, climate, energy and the environment require the adaptation of social behavior, but also the orientation of the university. Therefore, scientists develop technical and scientific methods to solve today's challenges. In teaching, students are given the tools they need to deal with these environmental issues and prepare them for their future key role in improving the environment. Montanuniversität Leoben stands for excellent science, excellent education and absolute top performance in research and teaching. This is reflected in their three areas of competence for the future: advanced reources, smart materials, sustainable processing.
Leoben is a Styrian city in central Austria, located on the Mur river. With a population of about 25,000 it is a local industrial centre and hosts the University of Leoben, which specialises in mining.