Apart from its wide range of courses, the University of Vienna, one of the largest employers in Austria, offers its 9,400 employees and 88,000 students a great variety of other services.
Several in-house media convey a wealth of information on the activities at the University of Vienna: The Online Newspaper of the University of Vienna uni:view gives information on research, staff or events on a daily basis.
The Research Newsletter, sent via e-mail once every month, informs about ground-breaking results of scientific research.
The Official Gazettes are the official mouthpiece of the University of Vienna with regard to new announcements, while uni:it reports on new IT developments of the Vienna University Computer Center.
Services for Students
Student Point is the first point of contact for students at the University of Vienna. There, they receive counselling in several languages on matters such as studies offered, admission, administration of studies, tuition fees as well as on legal matters, via the telephone, by e-mail or personally.
The Students Portal offers online information and help in all matters relating to study, from admission periods to leave and information on retakes.
Uniport, the career service of the University of Vienna, offers all students and graduates free, individual counselling in matters relating to job applications, career orientation, entry and network platforms (fairs, company presentations etc.). Registered members can put their CVs online for potential employers and view the latest job offers and work placements.
The Alumni Association is the association of University of Vienna graduates that offers its members a wide range of events, advantages and networks in the fields of career and culture.
Services for Students and Employees
Students, academics, scientists and other interested parties can make use of the comprehensive services offered by the largest scientific University Library in Austria. The Main Library as well as the 50 libraries of the departments and institutes house more than six million books. Furthermore, the University Library provides access to numerous databases, e-journals and e-books. Nearly the entire stock as of 1989 can be retrieved online via the Online Catalogue. The library regularly offers guided tours and courses on how to use it.
The Vienna University Computer Centre (ZID) provides more than 95,000 students and employees of the University of Vienna with EDP infrastructure and services such as e-mail, web-space, file-services, PC workplaces, WLAN and computer courses. The Helpdesk is the first point of contact in case of university-specific computer problems and inquiries about the User-IDs.
The University Office for Research Services and Career Development (DLE Forschungsservice und NachwuchsfÃ¶rderung) is your first point of contact for all questions concerning young researchers and research funding (acquisition of external funding), at both national and international level. It provides advice for students, researchers and university staff.
The Legal Services Department provides legal counsel and assistance with your contracts, while the technology transfer office will advise you on questions concerning the commercialization of the results of your research.
Specifically for graduate students, the Service Unit also provides information on administrative procedures, provides workshops on the acquisition and consolidation of key skills and forums for communication and networking.
The International Office is an information platform for internationalization and international relations at the University of Vienna.
The ERASMUS programme is a key device for internationalization. We administer the programme for all members of the university (Bachelor, Master and PhD students, Staff, Teaching and Researchers' Mobility).
We also administer further mobility programmes of the University of Vienna, such as the Non-EU Student Exchange Programme for study visits in non-EU countries, the programme for short term research grants abroad and the Researcher Mobility Program with partner universities.
We are your first point of contact for bilateral partnership agreements and the initiation of international cooperations. We also coordinate the implementation of Joint Curricula and provide advice on research funding within the frame of EU training and educational programmes (LLP, Tempus, Erasmus Mundus).
Our Welcome Services offers support for guest scientists without employment by the University of Vienna.
The Language Centre of the University of Vienna offers students and employees a great variety of languages (currently approx. 30 languages, from Arabic and English to Hindi, Persian and Russian).
The Children's Office helps both students and university staff to manage their studies/jobs and parenting. Its services include, among others, individual counselling for parents, childcare, and the organisation of the Childrenâ€™s University Vienna (KinderuniWien) as well as other projects designed to bring science closer to children.
The Center for Gender Equality was established by the University of Vienna to coordinate the tasks of Equal Opportunities and the Advancement of Women. It focuses especially on developing and implementing measures to support the academic careers of women at the University of Vienna.
The website of the institution "Advice in Situations of Conflict" of the University of Vienna informs employees on a range of counselling services available in case of conflict on a strictly confidential basis. Furthermore, the homepage offers factual information on how to handle and resolve conflicts. One of the objectives of this website is to bundle already existing information sites from the respective services provided by the University of Vienna (such as the Arbitration Commission, Centre for Counselling on Sexual Harassment and Mobbing, and the service Advancement of Women and Equal Opportunities).
Services for Employees of the University of Vienna
The service Occupational Health and Safety deals with any issues concerning occupational safety, including accident prevention, workplace design, occupational medical care and issues of waste management. Together with the occupational health practitioners, this department organises the annual Health Day at the University of Vienna.
The University of Vienna offers its employees a wide spectrum of vocational training and continuing education options. Human Resources Development looks after the needs of all employees and supports organisational units in their processes of change with accompanying measures which include seminars and curricula, coaching, mediation, team and organisation development and demand-orientated initiatives.
Since 2005, the University of Vienna has sported a new corporate design which is displayed on business cards, publications and all forms etc. Public Relations provides all information on the utilisation of the new corporate design as well as on the entire range of products available.
Event Management supports employees when planning and realising events at the University of Vienna, organises the rooms and graduation ceremonies.