Research Platforms

To promote especially innovative research areas and interdisciplinary research projects, research platforms can be established as organizational units between at least two faculties.

Applications for such platforms are evaluated on the basis of international peer-review assessments; the Rectorate decides on their implementation after obtaining an official statement of the Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna.

Research platforms are initiated by individual researchers or research groups, address research questions that require an interdisciplinary approach, and are funded by the University for three years (with an option of limited extension for a maximum of six years, depending on the evaluation).


Researchers of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies are currently participating in the following research platforms: