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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Job opening

Research areas: sociology of knowledge, general cultural sociology, recent developments in mediatization research.

Application deadline: 01.11.2021

Job opening

Research areas: international urban sociology, comparative social policy; ideally a combination of them.

Application deadline: 01.11.2021.



Christoph Reinprecht über das Wohnen im Hochhaus für DER STANDARD.


Congratulations to Tatjana Boczy on receiving the Marietta Blau Grant of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.


In her melancholic essay, Tatjana Boczy takes us through the past year as she experienced it.


SIforREF project identifies four socially innovative practices which make a difference in social integration of refugees in Vienna.



FWF project conference 'Vienna in Transition'

Date:06 Oct, 08:15 – 17:30

Place: University of Vienna - Main Building