Welcome to the Department of Government !

The Department of Government covers a wide range of political science topics in Austrian and Comparative Politics. Research and teaching mainly focus on political competition and elections, governments and coalitions, political protest and politics of remembrance.

Further information on our team, current research projects and teaching can be found on the following pages.

Information on research of the research center 'Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER)' can be found on the webpage of VieCER.


(Ver-)Zweifeln an der Wissenschaft. Corona-, Klima-, Wissenschaftskrise? ...




The positions are offered within the MULTIREP project led by Assoz. Prof. Christopher Wratil.


We are happy to welcome Višeslav Raos as Professorial Research Fellow at our department and wish him a nice time.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna seeks to appoint a Tenure-Track Professor in the field of Political Science with focus on...

Assoc. Prof. Carolina Plescia will be delivering the inaugural Jean Blondel Lecture at the University of Essex. Her lecture will be on 'The meanings...

The Department of Government kindly invites you to the Seminar Series Talk by Nicholas Carnes:

We are happy to welcome Jakob Moser as a student assistant within the project 'Digitize' with Sylvia Kritzinger. We wish Jakob a nice time at the...

We are happy to welcome Franziska Windisch as University Assistant Prae Doc at our department from November 1st. We wish Franziska a good start!

We warmly congratulate Dr. Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik on his professorship in Austrian Politics

Videogespräch mit Julia Partheymüller und Jakob-Moritz Eberl


We are happy to welcome Marvin Stecker within the project "AUTHLIB" at the department and wish him a great time!

We are pleased to welcome Fernando De La Cuesta as a postdoctoral university assistant as a maternity leave replacement for Ida Hjermitslev and wish...

News Archive


Pitch a Thesis - online: Forschung und (Berufs-)Praxis für Sozialwissenschaftler*innen

Am 16. Juni, 13:00 bis 14:30 Uhr stellen Studierende aus dem Sowi-Bereich den Forschungszweck ihrer Abschlussarbeit vor.


Announcement: post doc position for 4,25 years; application deadline: 30.05.

For a person with excellent knowledge of quantitative methods in the social sciences and interest in data science.


The Effects of a Wall: Gender Attitudes and Political Gender Gaps in Unified Germany