Vienna is home to Austria's two highest-ranked universities, the University of Vienna at 155th in the world and the Vienna University of Technology at joint 183rd. It's also frequently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, and offers some of the lowest tuition fees around for international students. In fact, Vienna is one of the most affordable cities within the top 20 of the QS Best Student Cities 2017, beaten only by Berlin and Munich.
One of Europe's most historic capitals, Vienna is awash with cultural riches, from the theaters and concert halls that witnessed the earliest performances of masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, to the Sigmund Freud Museum, and numerous galleries displaying the works of Viennese artists such as Gustave Klimt and Egon Schiele.
As well as consistently ranking strongly in the Desirability category of the index, Vienna also scores very well in for Student Mix, thanks to its relatively large and internationally diverse student community. So while its selection of universities is much smaller than cities such as London or Paris, Vienna is pretty hard to beat as a European city offering high quality of living combined with cultural activity and affordable tuition fees.
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University of Vienna (155th in the world)
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