University – ORGANISATION AND STRUCTURE

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The University is one of the largest employers in the country and, as such, is a major stimulus for the economy of Salzburg. The management and supervision of the University is the responsibility of the Rectorate, the Rector, the University Council and the Senate. According the the organisation plan the University is divided into Faculties, Departments, the School of Education,  Focus Centres, other Institutions and Centres specialising in  Research and Teaching and Administrative Services.

Faculty of Theology
The Faculty of Catholic Theology is the oldest of the four faculties of the University of Salzburg and dates back to 1622. Today, it consists of four departments. There are seven programmes of study offered at present. The faculty is determined, inter alia, through an interdisciplinary approach, which is particularly committed to teaching and research. Newly introduced, is Intercultural Theology and Study of Religions, which takes into consideration socio-political changes.

Faculty of Law
At the Faculty of Law, students have a choice of six degree programmes in which they can enrol. Since 2004, the academic discipline Law and Economics has been offered, and this programme now has almost as many students enrolled as the degree programme in Law. The knowledge network of Law, Business and the Work Environment is the point of contact for the economy. 

Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences is the largest faculty in Salzburg. It consists of twelve departments and offers over 30 study programmes. Student teachers have ten teaching subjects to choose from, including many languages ​​and historical disciplines. In 2012, the former Teacher Education programme was expanded and united into the newly established School of Education. One such special study programme offered is the interdisciplinary Master’s program in European Union Studies; others include the Humanities, as well as Legal, Political and Economic Sciences. 

Faculty of Natural Sciences
The Faculty of Natural Sciences is the second largest university faculty. Due to the many different specialized sciences in this faculty, it has the highest percentage of external funding at the university. There are eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences that offer seven of study programmes. It offers two technical study programmes: the study of Engineering is offered as a double degree program with the University of Munich, and of particular importance is the Teacher Training in the field of Natural Sciences.

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