Foundation Partner

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) was founded in 1872 as the only university in Austria with a focus on agriculture and forestry. It now covers a wide range of scientific subjects far beyond agricultural issues. Research in Biotechnology is one of the focus points that achieved more and more significance over the past few decades. In parallel to the further developments in research and teaching, new sites were established.


Several BOKU departments known as the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology (VIBT), founded in 2006, are currently located at the site Muthgasse. Associated expertise and skills in the field of Biotechnology, such as Applied Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, Food Science, Applied Genetics, Chemistry and Water Science, were brought together in order to establish a think tank for education, research, technological development and innovation. This unique bundling of skills in connection with the expertise of top researchers enables the solving of questions in the fields of medicine, nutrition, environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources.