The Organisation Plan regulates the structure of the organisational units at the University of Vienna and the tasks of the associated persons responsible. The 2002 Universities Act specifies the general requirements regarding the organisational structure of Austrian universities. Upon proposal of the Rectorate and following consent by the Senate, the Organisation Plan is approved by the University Board.
The current Organisation Plan builds on the strengths of the Organisation Plan approved in March 2004, which were positively acknowledged in an evaluation that took place in 2011. On 1 January 2013 the University of Vienna's new Organisation Plan entered into force. Further amendments entered into force on 1 January 2016.
Further developments and improvements have especially been made in the following sectors: