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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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.


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

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.



FWF project conference 'Vienna in Transition'

Date:06 Oct, 08:15 – 17:30

Place: University of Vienna - Main Building, Universitätsring 1, 1010...