University Of Vienna
Founded in 1365, the University of Vienna is not only the oldest still existing university in German-speaking countries, but with 86.000 students also the biggest one. The main building is located on Ringstraße in close proximity to all the other monumental 19th-century landmarks (such as the Burgtheater, Town Hall, Parliament, etc.). Not every student has to pass through the gates of the 1884-opened main building every day, though, as departments are spread across the city, with notable concentrations in the newer NIG and on the campus grounds of the former main hospital. In October 2009, the Auditorium Maximum (Audimax) of the University of Vienna was the main site of huge student protests against educational policy, with students occupying the lecture hall, organising work groups, talks and cultural programmes for two months.