The mdw—University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is among the world’s largest and most renowned universities in the performing arts fields of music, theatre and film. The achievements of teachers, students and graduates of all courses of study make an ongoing contribution to the University’s worldwide reputation, while over 1,000 university-organised events per year afford students a comprehensive range of performance opportunities and serve to document the mdw’s high standards of instruction and scholarship.



  • 3,100 students from 70 countries

  • 45% foreign students

  • 860 instructors and researchers

  • 4,5 students per instructor

  • 107 fields of study

  • over 1,000 concerts/events per year


  • Rector:
    Ulrike Sych

  • Vice Rector for International Affairs and Art:
    Johannes Meissl

  • Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Young Artists’ Promotion:
    Barbara Gisler-Haase

  • Vice Rector for Organisational Development, Gender & Diversity:
    Gerda Müller

  • Vice Rector for Financial Affairs and Business Administration:
    Johann Bergmann