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 research areas of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Informatics and Business Informatics

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Becker 
  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Pichler (Deputy: Research area Physics)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef Hofbauer (Deputy: Reserach Mathematics)
  • ao. Univ.-Prof. tit. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Erich Schikuta (Deputy: Research area Business Informatics)

Director of the study program in charge of the research areas of  Earth Sciences, Meteorology-Geophysics, Astronomy, Geography and Environmental Sciences and Geography

  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Zuschin
  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Kerschbaum (Deputy)
  • Ao. Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr. Norbert Weixlbaumer (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
    Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Friday 09:00-12:00; Thursday also 15:00-17:00

  • 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: