History and Values

Modul University Vienna is an international private university in Austria offering study programs in English to an international student body. All programs are accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria). The university campus is located on Kahlenberg, a scenic hill with a spectacular view of the capital of Austria. The Modul brand stands for more than 100 years of excellence in higher education, tolerance and diversity.

Founded in 1908, Tourism College MODUL is the vocational training school with the longest tradition in tourism and hospitality education worldwide. Since 2007, Modul University Vienna has been offering cutting-edge education (BBA, BSc, MSc, MBA, and PhD study programs) in the areas of international management, new media technology, public governance, sustainable development, hotel management, and tourism and hospitality management. While the MODUL College is offering classes and practical exams as a high shool, Modul University requires a high school certificate for continuing education.

The research and educational programs at Modul University Vienna focus on future-oriented strategies that satisfy the needs and ensure the welfare of current and future generations. The university provides answers to economic, environmental and social questions in conjunction with the demand for sustainable economic develop­ment and corresponding strategies. Graduates of Modul University Vienna value people’s ideas and creativity and are prepared to:

  •     Challenge what we take for granted and embrace change (Knowledge, Creativity, Innovation)
  •     Support the principles of equality and justice (Personal Integrity)
  •     Value diversity and humanity (Mutual Respect)
  •     Serve as ambassadors of sustainable and responsible living (Responsibility and Stewardship)

These fundamental values lay the basis and direction for the education offered by Modul University Vienna. The principles of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, aiming at a responsible, sustainable, respectful and development-oriented tourism, are also central to the tourism study programs at Modul University Vienna. As a result, the university is renowned for the quality of its study programs, the high level of student satisfaction, the meth­odological competence of its faculty and graduates, and a rigorous commitment to innovation and sustainability as key drivers of success in a dynamic and knowledge-based society.