The "selfish" sex chromosome

The Y chromosome is known to determine the male sex, but 90 percent of the Y chromosome consists of junk DNA that outcompetes functional elements. Biologist Qi Zhou investigates what impact this may have on the genome.

11.10.2017 | [more]


Sharing of science is most likely among male scientists

These patterns of sharing among scientists were discovered by a team of Austrian, Dutch and German researchers led by Jorg Massen of the Department of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna.

10.10.2017 | [more]


Editing the genome – rewriting our society?

Which changes of genomes are desirable? Who can and should decide this – and how? Issues such as these will be the focus of discussions in the interdisciplinary symposium in Vienna on October 19 and 20.

09.10.2017 | [more]

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Times Higher Education subject rankings

In the annual Times Higher Education ranking by subject, the University of Vienna got ranked 101-125 in "Social Sciences" and 76 in "Business and economics".

04.10.2017 | [more]

Tara Andrews

Tara Andrews: Digital Humanities

Historian Tara Andrews combines Humanities with digital tools and methods. Her inaugural lecture will take place 19 October 2017 at 17:00 in the Big Ceremonial Chamber at University Vienna.

04.10.2017 | [more]

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2017: The observation of gravitational waves

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was awarded for "the observation of gravitational waves". Piotr T. Chrusciel from Gravitational Physics at the University of Vienna talks about the significance of this discovery.

04.10.2017 | [more]

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Career Development Programme FEMAC 2

For the second time the English language coaching programme FEMAC is funded by the WWTF. Female postdocs and habilitation candidates of all disciplines of the University of Vienna can apply until 31st October 2017.

04.10.2017 | [more]


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