Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences in the field of Natural Sciences | Responsibilities & Contact persons

Besides your supervisor, the directors of the doctoral studies programme, the members of the doctoral advisory boards and the staff members of the StudyServiceCenters are important contact persons who will support you in the course of the doctorate scientifically as well as in administrative matters.

Directors of the Doctoral Studies (DSPL)

The Directors and Vice-Directors of the Doctoral Studies Programme are important persons of contact regarding study affairs. They are in charge of the approval of the topic of the doctoral thesis and the approval of the doctoral thesis agreement.

Director of the study program in charge of the doctoral programme Earth Sciences, Astronomy, and Geography (45)

  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Kerschbaum
  • Univ.-Prof. Daniel Le Heron, PhD (Deputy)
  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michaela Trippl (Deputy)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petrus Martinus van de Ven (Deputy)

Director of the study program in charge of the doctoral programme Informatics (50)

  • Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Helmut Hlavacs
  • Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. -Ing. Moritz Grosse-Wentrup (Deputy)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Uwe Zdun (Deputy)

Director of the study program in charge of the doctoral programme Mathematics (51)

  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Cap
  • Univ.-Prof. Ulisse Stefanelli, PhD (Deputy)

Director of the study program in charge of the doctoral programme Physics (52)

  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Pichler
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Arndt (Deputy)

Director of the study program in charge of the doctoral programme Chemistry (53)

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Becker
  • Eleonora Hendrika Gertruda Mezger-Backus (Deputy)

Doctoral Advisory Board

The doctoral advisory board is appointed in order to give advice to the administrative body responsible for study matters, to students and supervisors. The official steps towards the institution of the advisory boards are put down in the statutes §15 (7) governing university studies. The doctoral advisory board is of particular importance concerning students' presentations at the faculty. Its members are in charge of one or more fields of doctoral research or a larger part of a specific field of doctoral research within one curriculum.

Doctoral Advisory Board for the following research areas

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Doctoral Advisory Board for the following research areas

  • Earth Sciences
  • Astronomy and Meterology
  • Geography
  • Environmental Sciences

StudyServiceCenter

The StudyServiceCenters (SSC) are the contact point for all administrative processes during your doctorate from the public presentation of your research proposal to the organisation of the defense of your thesis.

Depending on your faculty affiliation, one of the following SSCs is in charge of the administration of your doctoral study.

  • SSC Computer Sciences
    Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Vienna
    Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday 09:00-12:00; Thursday 14:00-17:00

  • SSC Mathematics
    Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, Room E 304, 1090 Vienna
    Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 09:00-12:00, Thursday 09:00-12:30 and 13:00-15:00

  • SSC Chemistry
    Währinger Straße 42, 1090 Vienna

  • SSC Physics
    Strudelhofgasse 4, 1090 Vienna
    Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 09:00-12:00; Wednesday 14:00-18:00 (opening hours during the holidays: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 09:00-12:00; Wednesday also 14:00-16:00)

  • SSC Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy
    UZA II, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna
    Opening hours: Monday 14:00-15:00; Tuesday-Thursday 10:00-12:00
    NIG, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
    Opening hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00; Thursday 15:00-18: