Welcome to the Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology combines sociological research and teaching at the University of Vienna.

Sociological research at the Department is characterised by a wide range of key research areas and methodologies as well as numerous research projects. In the area of teaching, the Department offers a six-term bachelor´s programme and a four-term master´s programme in Sociology.

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New publication

In her new book "The Care Crisis", Emma Dowling charts the multi-faceted nature of care in the modern world.

Job opening

Research area: the Department project 'Pathways to the Future'

Duration of employment: until 13.08.2022

Application deadline: 16.11.2020



For his dissertation written at the Department of Sociology and supervised by Christoph Reinprecht.


The international GENPATH project focuses on the quality of life and social integration of people beyond their working lives.


Summer/Winter School

Public panel discussion with Brendan Burchell, Julia Hofmann & Marie-Noelle Yazdanpanah

26.01.2021, 15:00-17:00 (CET)


Summer/Winter School

Public theatre performance - a co-production by Portraittheater Vienna and Theater Drachengasse

27.01.2021, 16:00-17:30 (CET)


Summer/Winter School

Public keynote by Jacqueline O'Reilly (University of Sussex)

28.01.2021, 15:00-16:30 (CET)