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


Gravity causes homogeneity of the universe

Gravity can accelerate the homogenization of space-time as the universe evolves. This insight is based on theoretical studies of the physicist David Fajman of the University of Vienna. The mathematical methods developed within the research project allow to...

22.09.2020 | [weiter]

Gravitation bewirkt Homogenität des Universums

Gravitation kann den Prozess der Homogenisierung der Raumzeit im Laufe der Evolution des Universums erklären. Diese Erkenntnis basiert auf theoretischen Studien des Physikers David Fajman der Universität Wien. Die im Rahmen des Forschungsprojektes entwickelten...

22.09.2020 | [weiter]

Menschen haben wenig Vertrauen beim Austausch von Genom-Daten

Zukunft der Genomforschung in Gefahr

18.09.2020 | [weiter]


Neues Verfahren macht Leinöl haltbarer

Leinöl gilt aufgrund seines Reichtums an lebenswichtigen und vom Körper nicht selbst produzierbaren Omega-3-Fettsäuren als sehr gesund. Das Speiseöl wird nach Anbruch aber schnell ranzig. Ein Team um den Lebensmittelanalytiker Marc Pignitter von der Fakultät für Chemie der Universität Wien...

16.09.2020 | [weiter]

Judentum – Christentum – Islam: Schwerpunkt zum interreligiösen Dialog

Universität Wien: Ringvorlesung und Veranstaltungen im Wintersemester 20/21

10.09.2020 | [weiter]

Drei Ehrendoktorate an der Universität Wien vergeben

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08.09.2020 | [weiter]

Mineral undergoes self-healing of irradiation damage

Several minerals suffer radioactive self-irradiation and hence experience long-term changes of their properties. The mineral monazite virtually behaves "just alike Camembert cheese in which holes are drilled": Existing radiation damage heals itself. An...

08.09.2020 | [weiter]

Mineral heilt sich selbst von Schäden durch radioaktive Strahlung

Manche Minerale setzen sich selbst radioaktiver Strahlung aus und verändern so über lange Zeit ihre Struktur. Monazit verhält sich in diesem Fall "wie Camembert, in den man Löcher bohrt": Sind schon Strahlenschäden vorhanden, "heilt" das Mineral...

08.09.2020 | [weiter]