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The University of Leoben in Austria is the country's university for mining, metallurgy and materials. It was founded on 4 November 1840 as the Steiermärkisch-Ständische Montanlehranstalt in Vordernberg, Styria, Austria's mining region. In 1849 Peter Tunner relocated the university to nearby Leoben. That year the university had a mere 48 students enrolled.
The University of Leoben is a member of TU Austria, an association of three Austrian universities of technology and offers education and conducts research in the fields of mining, metallurgy and materials science.
The university itself uses its German name Montanuniversität Leoben in its English communications, the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research calls the university the Leoben University Mining and Metallurgy [sic] in English and the English translation of the 2002 Universities Act calls the university the University of Mining Leoben.
Currently, the university has the following departments:
- Department of Analytical and Physical Chemistry
- Department of Polymer Engineering and Science
- Institute of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Geoscience and Geophysics
- Department of Materials Science
- Institute for Structural and Functional Ceramics
- Department of Mathematics and Information Technology
- Institute of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Metallurgy
- Department Mineral Resources and Petroleum Engineering
- Department of Product Engineering
- Department of Economics
- Institute for Process Technology and Industrial Environmental Protection
In ShanghaiRanking Consultancy's 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the university attained rank 21 in metallurgical engineering.
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- Kugler, Martin (2015-09-30). "175 Jahre Montanuniversität Leoben: Gerüstet für die Herausforderungen der Zukunft". BHM Berg- und Hüttenmännische Monatshefte. 160 (10–11): 446–449. doi:10.1007/s00501-015-0417-7. ISSN 0005-8912. S2CID 161114781.
- "2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects". ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Retrieved 2 November 2023.