Aussicht - Bergisel - © David Schreyer

Tyrol Location

Vibrant alpine metropolis and home to global market leaders

As a fascinating land of contrasts, Tirol delights not only with its unique alpine landscapes, but is also home to one of Europe’s most historic universities, internationally renowned research institutions, as well as many international enterprises and global market leaders. Exceptional quality of life and highly motivated and qualified people are just two of the distinct advantages of this location in the heart of the Alps. In a nutshell, the perfect prerequisites to learn in an innovative and inspiring environment!

Did you know that only 12,4% of Tirol’s surface area is permanently inhabited?

The other 87.6% of Tirol is covered by pristine, natural landscapes and a unique mountain world – although the local economy continues to grow steadily. Thanks to its well-developed infrastructure, high quality of life and central location in the middle of Europe, Tirol offers excellent location infrastructure for companies, as well as recreational space for its guests and residents in equal measure.

Did you know that 19,728 companies are based in Tirol?

Moreover, 2,691 new companies were founded in 2016, most of which operate in the industrial, trade and retail sector. There are 323,260 employed persons in Tirol, who generate an overall economic output of € 42,000 per capita per year.

Grawa Wasserfall Tirol © Robert Pupeter


Did you know that Tirol is a market leader in the tourism sector?

Tirol recorded an incredible 47.5 million overnight stays in 2016. Again in 2017, Tirol is the undisputed tourism trailblazer, with 19.1 million overnight stays during the winter of 2017/2018. Statistics that set Tirol clearly apart from the other federal states.

Did you know that Tirol has the highest employment growth in Austria?

Standortagentur Tirol in particular promotes this economic and scientific location, thereby securing new and existing jobs. It serves as partner, dynamic enabler, expert specialist and process facilitator. In this respect, Standortagentur Tirol offers a comprehensive service package, ranging from start-up support, to networking and project management. It also supports research and development in order to safeguard and expand Tyrol’s competitive edge.

Did you know that the University of Innsbruck has one of strongest international foci in its teaching and research amongst universities worldwide?

Numerous research and teaching facilities in Tirol provide first-class professional training, thereby boosting Tirol’s position as a strong business location by means of science and development. The University of Innsbruck is the largest and most important research and educational institution in western Austria and has one of strongest international foci in teaching and research worldwide.

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl- Universität Innsbruck

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