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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Ulrike Zartler has been interviewing families all over Austria over a year in the context of a longitudinal study, “Family life and corona”.

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Focus on the implementation of a sustainable organizational culture at the Department of Sociology.

20 h/week, 1 year, start immediately.

New publication

In this paper Emma Dowling constructs a sociology of Brexit and seeks to interpret the fractious constellations on either side of the Brexit...

New publication

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


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.


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