Austria is a country in Europe with neighbours Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. In terms of per capita Gross Domestic Product, it is considered one of the richest countries in the world. It is known for its hit standard of living. It is considered a very safe country, with low crime rate. More than 60% of the electricity generated in the country is derived from water, wind, solar energy and biomass. It is a member of the United Nations Organisation and the European Union. German is widely spoken. Vienna is the capital city. Euro is the currency.
It has 23 public universities and 11 private universities. The University system in Austria comes under the Bologna Process, which gives the student the option to transfer to any of the university among its 47 member countries. The low tuition fees attract students from all over the globe to study in Austria. The medium of instruction is English in most of the courses. Mandatory work-based internships groom the students for real life scenario before they even graduate. The shortage in engineering, business and technology sectors act as good avenues for those who want to pursue work after completing their studies.
The architectural delights of Austria describe the majestic splendour of the bygone era, which are reminisce the reason to grow to a glorious future. Of these, Hofburg Imperial Palace and and Schonbrunn Palace are to name a few. Hohenwerfen Castle is a must-see for those who interest in medieval history. Apple Strudel(called Apfelstrudel) is a well known sweet delicacy from Austria and also its national dish, which is popular throughout the world. The Sachertorte is a chocolate sponge cake, is another must-have, and is a symbol of the Austrian capital, Vienna. Viennese melange, which is a kind of coffee, is also famous in Vienna.
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