University of Vienna

Performance Agreement

The performance agreement is a contract under public law. It is concluded between the University of Vienna and the Republic of Austria (represented by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research) for a three-year period. It forms the basis for the work programme of the University and determines the available budget.

Performance Agreement 2022-2024

The performance agreement for the years 2022 to 2024 was signed in December 2021 between the Republic of Austria and the University of Vienna.


As part of the performance agreement, the University of Vienna negotiated an increase of 11.4 per cent in its budget (including the additional expenses for the new buildings Kolingasse and the Vienna University Biology Building) or of 9.6 per cent (excluding the additional rental costs for the buildings at Kolingassse and Djerassiplatz). The global budget (for the three-year performance agreement period) is EUR 1,726 millions.

The ‘new university funding scheme’ from 2019 enabled the biggest expansion of the University of Vienna since its advance in the second half of the 19th century.

The performance agreement opens up opportunities, but it also entails considerable obligations. The necessary steps to increase the number of students taking exams as well as further acquiring academic reputation and increasing the visibility of continuous research output of the University of Vienna at the international level will remain key issues in the implementation of the performance agreement. Resource allocation within the University is effected by means of the target agreements (in German).


Performance agreement 2022-2024 (in German)