Technicians/engineers, architects and planners have always been compelled to act within a legally predetermined environment. There is an evident trend towards the continual consolidation and refinement of the fundamental and extremely complex legal framework for the practice of technical disciplines – both on the national level (Austrian and foreign domestic legislation) as well as most particularly on the international level (international law) and supra-national Community legislation (EU).
Before this background of legal dynamics, the tasks of the academic discipline of LAW include:
- continual observation of legal developments relevant to technology (on national, European and international levels),
- research of legal structures and contexts with a view to technical disciplines,
- pointing out concrete legal problems and developing innovative, law-conforming solutions,
- offering practical legal training for students of technology,
- cooperating with numerous research facilities (TU-intern or –extern), but also cooperating with industry and relevant interest groups, also
- committed cooperation in the optimisation of the legal framework conditions for technology and industry.