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Welcome to our Department!

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 4,500 students, more than 85 employees and more than 120 teaching staff.

Vienna's geographic and cultural position makes us a hub for numerous international cooperation projects in the fields of research and teaching. We have personal contacts with many universities from neighbouring countries, but also from the USA and Asia. Consequently, our Department regularly welcomes foreign researchers and lecturers.


Latest News

Monday, 6. July 2020

Shanghai Ranking: Another top ranking of our department

The 2020 Shanghai Ranking has ranked our department 14th in the world.

Wednesday, 3. June 2020

Best Book Award for Folker Hanusch

A book co-edited by Folker Hanusch has been announced as the winner of the prestigious International Journal of Press/Politics Best Book Award.

Monday, 18. May 2020

(Virtual) ICA 2020

Once again, our department will show strong presence at the International Communication Association's (ICA) annual conference.



Department of Communication

Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Vienna
Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna
Rathausstraße 19, 1010 Vienna


Student Service

Studienservicestelle A
Nicole Nikolic
Vanessa Pratscher
Sonja Weisz

Studienservicestelle B
Manuela Hochschwendner
Ruth Libiseller


Chair's secretary
Martina Winkler

Technical director
Manfred Bobrowsky

Technical staff
Manfred Gatterwe
Iris Hajicsek

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