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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

Thursday, 18. July 2019

Shanghai Ranking: Top ranking of our department

The 2019 Shanghai Ranking has ranked our department 13th in the world.

Friday, 19. July 2019

New research project acquired

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) will fund Florian Arendt's research on suicide reporting of Austrian newspapers in the 19th century.

Thursday, 13. June 2019

New Tenure Track-Professorships at our department

We are looking to fill two tenure track positions: "Media and Intersectionality" and "Interactive Communication"



Department of Communication

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


Student Service

Studienservicestelle A
Vanessa Pratscher
Nicole Wagner
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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