Promoting Young Scientists at the
Department of Sociology

Rising Scholars at the Department of Sociology are all those colleagues who, due to university structures as junior researchers, only have a limited period of time at the University of Vienna and the Department of Sociology to further develop their academic and professional competences and skills and, at the same time, to produce the qualification work and research achievements required for a university career. 

Against this background, the Rising Scholars initiative at the Department of Sociology has been pursuing a development and qualification strategy as well as networking support for young academics (student assistants, pre-docs and post-docs etc.) since 2014 based on four pillars:



Our goals are:

  • Creation of sustainable structures for the development and qualification of junior researches at the Department of Sociology
  • Quality assurance of research and teaching through support and structure in the beginning stages
  • Raising the visibility of scientific work at the Department and stimulation of in-depth discussions
  • Supporting young academics in their development of relevant scientific and professional competencies and goals
  • Promoting networks and cooperation at the Department of Sociology

Current Activities

Further information is currently only available on the German version of our pages.