Sexual Harassment & Bullying Counselling Office

Sexual Harassment & Bullying Counselling Office

The University of Vienna provides an official institution in the Counselling Office that offers psychological counselling in cases of sexual harrassment and bullying. The Counselling Office offers psychological counselling. No information is shared with anyone, not even within the university. During the general lockdown, counsellings will take place over the phone or via videocalls.

For the official report of an incident, please contact the head of the Human Resources and Gender Equality unit, Mag. Dr. Christina Winter.

The Counselling Office is closed from December 22nd, 2022 to January 08th, 2023.

Target group

The Counselling Office is open to all employees and students.


Consultations are free of charge and confidential. If desired, it's also anonymous.


The Counselling Office does not have any power to intervene or to impose sanctions.

"All members of the University – students as well as employees – have the right to be treated in a way that their dignity and personal integrity remain untouched. Mutual appreciation and respect are fundamental for equal opportunities and for a positive and motivating work and study environment, where everybody can develop further professionally and academically."
(Source: Brochure "Sexual harassment at the University of Vienna", p. 3)


Research project is asking for submissions

A research project is currently conducted at the Margherita-von-Brentano-Centre of the Free University Berlin where incidents of sexual harrassment at universities are collected. You can anonymously describe incidents you experienced directly and indirectly there. This way you can help capture the realities at universities better.

Learn more here.