Cross-faculty research specialisations of the University of Viennan

The University of Vienna aims at strengthening its position in interdisciplinary and internationally visible fields of research that are not only eligible for funding but also relevant to society in which it is rooted through the achievements of excellent academics. These cross-faculty research specialisations are attractive to job applicants. They develop dynamically and focus on current issues: cutting-edge research and teaching.

The Faculty of Physics participates in the following cross-faculty research specialisations:

Data Science & Digital Humanities

Climate research, Industry 4.0 and social media – the behaviour of dynamic systems is based on complex algorithms and mathematical modelling. The Faculties of Mathematics; Computer Science; Business, Economics and Statistics; Physics; Chemistry; Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy; as well as the Centre for Molecular Biology develop and analyse algorithms and approaches that aim to computationally control, simulate, filter and make predictions – for state-of-the-art medicine, biomathematics and financial mathematics or other future areas of application that are as yet unknown. A new focus is on digital humanities, which combines the humanities and social sciences using digital resources and methods.

Dossier "Data Science & Digital Humanities" (uni:view magazine - in German)

Society & Communication

Research in this area focuses on current challenges of major importance to society, such as migration and integration, as well as the effects of globalisation and internationalisation on the European Union, other institutions and markets. This research specialisation is an essential element of many cross-faculty research projects, extending far beyond the social sciences and law.

Dossier "Data Science & Digital Humanities" (uni:view magazine - in German)

Materials & Quantum Science

The smallest particles, light and its potential benefits form the basis of this cross-faculty research specialisation. Quantum optics and quantum communication are internationally acclaimed research specialisations of the Faculty of Physics. At the atomic level, academics address theoretical questions and work on the development of functional and sustainable materials. Researchers at the Faculty of Chemistry and the Department of Environmental Geosciences have a leading role in this endeavour.

Dossier "Quanten & Materialien" (uni:view magazine - in German)