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


More than just a sun tan: ultraviolet light helps marine animals to tell the time of year

Changes in daylength are a well-established annual timing cue for animal behavior and physiology. An international collaboration of scientists led by Kristin Tessmar-Raible at the Max Perutz Labs, a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical...

11.01.2021 | [weiter]

Die außergewöhnliche Entwicklung von Schnabeltier, Emu und Ente

Neue Publikationen enthüllen die Vielfalt von tierischen Geschlechtschromosomen

07.01.2021 | [weiter]

Unusual sex chromosomes of platypus, emu and duck

Three papers unveil the extraordinary diversity of animal sex chromosomes

07.01.2021 | [weiter]

Nahaufnahme von Mollusken

Biodiversitäts-Kollaps im östlichen Mittelmeer

Die meisten heimischen Arten sterben regional aus, während sich eingeführte tropische Arten rasch vermehren

06.01.2021 | [weiter]

Close up photo of molluscs

Native biodiversity collapse in the Eastern Mediterranean

Most native species are going locally extinct, while introduced tropical species thrive

06.01.2021 | [weiter]

Wolken mit Flugzeug aus der Perspektive des Flugzeugs

Neuer Forschungsverbund als "Turbo für Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung sowie Meteorologie"

Universität Wien und ZAMG starten "Vienna Network for Atmospheric Research" (VINAR)

04.01.2021 | [weiter]

Illustration indigenes Volk

Alte DNA beleuchtet die Urgeschichte der Karibik

Große Genom-Studie bringt neue Antworten

23.12.2020 | [weiter]

Ancient DNA shines light on Caribbean prehistory

Large genome study brings new answers

23.12.2020 | [weiter]