Research platforms

Research platforms are a successful tool for interdisciplinary research cooperation projects. The establishment of research platforms is initiated by academics and research groups of various disciplines and faculties that can submit their applications in the course of calls for proposals. The applications are evaluated by international experts.

Applications from all subject areas are taken into consideration. Research platforms address academic questions that can only be studied from an interdisciplinary perspective. Thus, the underlying goal is the promotion of especially innovative, interdisciplinary research projects. Research platforms are established for a duration of four years.

 

From January 2020 on the following research platforms will be established:

  • The Stress of Life – Processes and Mechanisms underlying Everyday Life Stress
    (Faculty of Psychology, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Life Sciences, Centre for Sport Science and University Sports)
    Head: Urs Markus Nater
  •  Accelerating Photoreaction Discovery
    (Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics)
    Head: Leticia Gonzalez Herrero
  • Governance of digital practices
    (Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Law)
    Head: Barbara Prainsack
  • MMM Mathematics-Magnetism-Materials
    (Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Physics)
    Head: Norbert Mauser
  • Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities (GAIN)
    (Faculty of Law, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy and Education, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies)
    Head: Elisabeth Holzleithner
  • Mineralogical Preservation of the Human Biome from the Depth of Time
    (Faculty of Life Sciences, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, Faculty of Chemistry)
    Head: Ron Pinhasi
  • The Challenge of Urban Futures: governing the complexities in European cities
    (Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, Faculty of Computer Science)
    Head: Yuri Kazepov
  • Transformations and Eastern Europe
    (Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, Centre for Teacher Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences)
    Head: Claudia Kraft
  • Next Generation Macrocycles to Address Challenging Protein Interfaces
    (Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences)
    Head: Nuno Maulide
  •  Secondary metabolomes of bacterial communities  
    (Faculty of Life Sciences, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, Faculty of Chemistry)
    Head: Sergey Zotchev
  • Single Cell Regulation of Stem Cells  
    (Faculty of Life Sciences, Center for Molecular Biology)
    Head: Uli Technau

The following research platforms have already been established at the University of Vienna: