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Visiting Professors & Ida Pfeiffer Professorship

We are pleased to welcome numerous international visiting professors at our departments every year. In addition, within the framework of the Ida Pfeiffer Professorship, the Faculty invites top scientists who focus on the topic of sustainability of Planet Earth.



During June 2023, Daniele Scarponi is visiting professor at the Department of Palaeontology. In his research, he is analysing the recent fossil record...


During the summer term, Cees van Westen is teaching as visiting professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Research. In his research, the...


During the summer term, Stefan Padberg is visiting professor at the Working group Didactics of geography and economic education. Teaching Geography...


During May 2023, Richard A. Schultz is visiting professor at Bernhard Grasemann’s research group (Department of Geology). He will work with a top...


From March to April 2023, David K. Watkins is at the Department of Geology as visiting professor. He will share his expertise in nannofossils and...


During the summer term 2023, Sandra Guinand is back at the Department of Geography and Regional Research as visiting professor. Her research focuses...

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Visiting Professors & Guest Researchers at our Departments

The departments of our Faculty invite researchers and visiting professors to intensify knowledge exchange and, at the same time, to promote their strong international network. Please visit our departments' websites for more information on visiting professors and guest researchers. [More]

Ida Pfeiffer Professorship

The Ida Pfeiffer Professorship of our Faculty supports our mission to conduct excellent research on the sustainability of Planet Earth. Since 2018, the Faculty has been inviting scientists for one semester to trigger exciting research as well as teaching and act as a catalyst in the wide range of research topics addressed at the Faculty. [More]

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Mobility for Researchers – International Office

Go international, e.g. with mobility fellowships with strategic partners of the University of Vienna, or take advantage of a mobility programme to come and conduct research here: The International Office of the University of Vienna provides information about the possibilities for incomings and outgoings.

Mobility Calls and Fellowships for Researchers

Interested in applying for mobility calls and for fellowships in Austria or abroad? Have a look at the Faculty's selection of third party funding calls and informational events regarding mobility programmes for incoming and outgoing researchers including Doctoral students!

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