Montanuniversität Leoben is a technical university with a unique profile. The study programmes offered – with their specific focus areas – can only be pursued at Leoben. As a result, Montanuniversität graduates are amongst the most sought-after of all academics. As one of the smallest universities in Austria, Montanuniversität offers its students (around 3,000) an outstandingly good infrastructure and the best possible attention from academic staff. Its smaller size is an advantage: intensive contact between students and lecturers means that problems can be solved quicker and more successfully. "Mass university" is a foreign concept in Leoben and, according to current surveys, the students here are more satisfied than almost any other university in Austria.