PhD Programme in Sport Science | 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 Director of the PhD Programme Sport Science is an important persons of contact regarding study affairs. He/She is 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 Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences, and Sport Sciences (58)

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen König
  • Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Biochem. Dr. Elke Heiß, Privatdoz. (Deputy)
  • Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Barbara Wessner, Privatdoz. (Deputy,  responsible for the research branch Sport Sciences)

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.

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arnold Baca
  • ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Müllner
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Harald Tschan
  • Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Wessner


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.

  • SSC Sport Science
    Auf der Schmelz 6, 1150 Vienna
    Monday 09:00-12:00, Tuesday, Thursday 13:00-15:00