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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, 6. August 2020

Jörg Matthes new Associate Editor of the "Journal of Advertising"

The Journal of Advertising is the current top-ranked journal in the field of communication.

Monday, 6. July 2020

Shanghai Ranking: Another top ranking of our department

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

Monday, 6. July 2020

2019 SSCI Impact Factor released!

"Communication Methods & Measures" (edited by Jörg Matthes) and "Journalism Studies" (Folker Hanusch) improved their respective Impact Factor for the year 2019.



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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