Projects, initiatives & services

A range of projects, initiatives and services at the University of Vienna are dedicated to the issue of diversity and are tailored to the needs of various target groups.

Information for

People with a refugee background

The University of Vienna has a separate website for people with a refugee background. This website provides a comprehensive overview of the degree programmes, initiatives in the field of refugee aid and research activities on flight and migration.

Raising awareness for diversity

The University of Vienna provides a range of offers to help its staff members broaden their knowledge of diversity:

A series of information services and workshops for lecturers are available to help them make their courses accessible and diversity sensitive:

Information for prospective students

The Faculty of Physics – along with other institutions of the University of Vienna – has been involved in initiatives in the field of "Girls and Technology" for years.

Other information and introductory offers are open to all young people:

  • UniClub (Children's Office of the University of Vienna)
  • School meets Uni (open days for prospective & first-year students (Teaching Affairs and Student Services)

Parenthood, parental leave & childcare

The website "Reconciling work & family life" (Human Resources and Gender Equality unit) provides a compact overview of this subject.

The Children’s office of the University of Vienna offers a range of childcare services:

The following two offers are available to female staff members returning to work from maternity leave:

Students with disabilities

The initial contact point for students with disabilities is the "Student Point Barrierefrei" (Student Point for accessible studying):

The following service is available to blind and visually impaired students:

First generation students

In general, students who are the first in their family to study are often less familiar with German as an academic language and with the structure of a degree programme. The Center for Teaching and Learning offers the following services to this group of students:

The Faculty of Computer Science offers a mentoring programme that is supposed to help students ease into their degree programme:

Language acquisition for former refugee students

Various offers aim to help students with a native language other than German with their language learning:

The writing mentoring offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning is available to all students and focuses, among other things, on the use of German as an academic language.

Advice for older students

Gender equality

The Gender Equality and Diversity unit provides the majority of the offers in the field of gender equality. Gender analyses and general information can be found under the section Gender monitoring.

The Sexual Harassment and Mobbing Counselling Office is open to all members of the University.

The Gender Equality and Diversity unit’s measures focusing on career advancement are tailored to the needs of female academics.

The following guided tour gives an overview of the history of women’s enrolment at the University of Vienna:

Sexual orientation

The Rainbow tour focuses on the history of homosexuality at the University of Vienna: