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Smart infrastructure

Numerous international organizations and global companies have chosen Vienna as a city for their headquarters. The most prominent example is probably the UN, which has made Vienna one of its four official seats and is represented here by a total of 15 organizations, including UNIDO (industrial development) and UNHCR (refugee commission).

Over 190,000 students at 9 universities, 5 universities of applied sciences and 4 private universities also make Vienna a city of knowledge. With the construction of the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration to a "green building" concept, a unique campus has been created that offers students and teaching staff optimal surroundings for education and research.  

Special measures have made the city's transport infrastructure ever more efficient in recent years. The new, ultra-modern Vienna Main Station opened in 2014. Since December, all high-speed trains from and to the south (Italy, Slovenia, Graz and Villach) and the north (Brno, Prague, Warsaw) have been stopping at the Main Station. Check-in for all night and car trains from and to Vienna also takes place here. The Main Station is the daily transport hub for 140,000 people, 1,000 trains, 8 express train lines, 2 bus lines (13A, 69A), 3 tram lines (D, O, 18) and subway line U1. This also ensures a smooth connection to Vienna's transport network and a direct connection to the city center. An Intercityexpress (ICE) runs non-stop to Vienna Airport every 2 hours. A new, attractive city district is also being created around the Main Station, with numerous offices, hotels and residential buildings as well as shopping facilities.

The extremely busy Vienna-Mitte Station has been one of the most important transport hubs in the city following completion of its remodeling phase. Two subway and five express train lines intersect here – including the S7 airport express train – as well as a tram and bus line. Check-in counters for many airlines and the terminal of the airport express train City Airport Train CAT make Vienna-Mitte a central hub and point of departure for travelers.

Its handling capacity has been increased hugely with the commissioning of Terminal 3 at Vienna Airport. Passengers now have twice as much terminal space at their disposal. Specifically, that means shorter check-in times and faster security checks. Passengers enjoy maximum comfort and convenience thanks to free WiFi, numerous power sockets for laptops and Smartphones, an attractive range of dining facilities and numerous shopping outlets.

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