About us

The Department of Communication at the University of Vienna is one of the world's largest departments for communication science. Set up during the 1940s, our Department now has approximately 3,900 students, more than 120 employees and more than 140 teaching staff. Our Department is currently ranked as one of the top programs for communication research in Europe, and our research is supported by numerous funding agencies, such as the European Union or the Austrian Science Fund.

Vienna's geographic and cultural position as well as our international research orientation make us a key hub for numerous top-notch research collaborations around the globe. We have research contacts with many universities from neighboring countries, but also from the USA and Asia. Consequently, our Department regularly welcomes foreign researchers as Visiting Fellows or Guest Professors.

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Personal • Personnel
 

Starting February 1, Nicola will be an Assistant Professor of Digital...

Drittmittel • External funding
 

Since January 1, the project GAMEHearts is up and running, led by Katharine...

Preise • Awards
 

The Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS) honors Marlis for her...

Forschung • Research
 

The spread of right-wing and ideological hate speech on social media is a...

Personal • Personnel
 

We are once again hosting Daniela Dimitrova (Iowa State University) in...

Forschung • Research
 

Starting now, Professor Matthes will edit the journal for a period of four...

Forschung • Research
 

In the wake of digitalization and the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid work is on...

Personal • Personnel
 

We are currently looking to fill the position of a Tenure Track...

Veranstaltungen • Events
 

From November 8-10, our Department is hosting a joint annual conference of...

Forschung • Research
 

For the first time, our Department has been ranked as one of the world's...

Forschung • Research
 

Once again, renowned international scholars as well as colleagues of our...

Forschung • Research
 

Nighttime smartphone usage is common for many children and adolescents....