Research Centers

Research platforms may be turned into research centers after the completion of the funding period, which shall not exceed six years. Research centers are subunits of a faculty or a center and are partly funded by it.

They are established by the head of the research platform following a concept presentation that is evaluated internationally. The establishment is decided by the Rectorate. At the University of Vienna, research centers are not in place longer than the employment period of their heads. Research centers are evaluated on a regular basis and must raise a considerable part of their funding from third-party sources.


Research center within the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies

  • CIRDIS (Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Documentation of Inner and South Asian Cultural History)


Researchers of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies are currently participating in the research center