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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

Tuesday, 14. May 2019

ICA 2019 in Washington, D.C.

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

Thursday, 16. May 2019

UNIVIE Teaching Award 2019 for Jörg Matthes & Helena Knupfer

Professor Matthes and TA Helena Knupfer will receive this year’s award for their course/lecture "VERQUAN: Advanced Quantitative Methods".

Thursday, 21. March 2019

QS Rankings 2019: Another top ranking for our department

The Department of Communication is now ranked as the 35th best department in the world.



Department of Communication

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

T: +43-1-4277-493 01
F: +43-1-4277-849 330

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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