Press Service

You have published exciting research results or are planning an event related to the University? Our press team is your first point of contact and is happy to support you with mailings sent out on the occasion of your latest publication (peer-reviewed, results from FWF or EU projects) and academic conferences or events that take place on behalf of your Department/Faculty/Centre.

What we need from you

For this purpose, we need a text template (approx. 1 DIN A4  page). For publications, this template should, for instance, include the following information:
  • content of the publication
  • contextualisation of the results and
  • description of the results' relevance for society
  • short summary of the academics involved and their research interests
On the basis of this text, the press team drafts the press release. Of course, we will issue the final text only once you have approved it.

How to write the text template

  1. The title is concise and highlights the fundamental results.
  2. The lead contains all the basic information. It provides answers to the following questions: Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?
  3. The text includes the relevant details. The text starts with the main information and ends with details that are of less importance.
  4. Please use short and clear sentences instead of complex sentences or technical and foreign-language terms.
  5. Personal details of the academic who may be contacted should comprise the name of the responsible person, his/her address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information is required so that journalists know who to contact in case of questions. Thus, the contact person has to be available by phone on the day the mailing is sent out.

We help you reach out to your target audience

The Corporate Communications unit maintains a database which is continuously updated and contains several hundred media representatives. We select the recipients of each mailing in accordance with your topic. This ensures that your press release is always sent out to the intended target audience.
Please do not hand out the final press document to journalists prior to the specified dissemination date and always contact us in case of relevant press inquiries occurring before that.

 Press releases


Umweltgifte beeinflussen Medikamente

Hochauflösende Massenspektrometrie bringt neue Möglichkeiten für Analyse

01.12.2020 | [weiter]


Environmental exposures affect therapeutic drugs

High-resolution mass spectrometry promotes new methods for analysis

01.12.2020 | [weiter]


Datenbank "Austro-Dok" goes online

Referenzdaten zu Medienberichten von 1973 bis 1995 frei zugänglich

24.11.2020 | [weiter]

Erste Ergebnisse der Schul-SARS-CoV-2-Monitoringstudie

Seit kurzem liegen erste Ergebnisse der so genannten Schul-SARS-CoV-2-Studie vor. Im Zeitraum zwischen 28. September und 22. Oktober wurden an 243 Schulen in Östereich insgesamt 10.464 Personen aus zufällig ausgewählten Schüler*innen der Primar- und Sekundarstufe 1 und deren Lehrer*innen getestet....

13.11.2020 | [weiter]

ESA gibt Startschuss für das Weltraumteleskop ARIEL

Astrophysiker der Universität Wien beteiligt

12.11.2020 | [weiter]

Vater und Kind

"Kinder schaffen Wissen": Forscher*innen entwickeln Plattform für Online-Studien

Forscher*innen entwickeln Plattform für Online-Studien

11.11.2020 | [weiter]

Zuckersüße macht satt? Was die Geschmacksforschung Neues verrät

Bislang ist nur wenig darüber bekannt, inwieweit die Geschmackswahrnehmung von Zucker zur Sättigung beiträgt. Eine aktuelle Studie von österreichischen und deutschen Wissenschafter*innen um Veronika Somoza und Barbara Lieder gibt nun neue Einblicke in die Zusammenhänge zwischen dem Süßgeschmack von...

10.11.2020 | [weiter]

Sweet taste reduces appetite?

The sweet taste of sugar, energy intake and the regulatory process of hunger and satiety

10.11.2020 | [weiter]