Concepts on Evaluating Research Activities and Publications

The Unit for Quality Assurance supports various activities focusing on the drawing up and implementation of evaluation strategies for publication and research activities within the context of various academic schools of thought.

Pilot project 2014-15

In cooperation with the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, we developed a process for the targeted use of performance-related and strategically relevant data in quality assurance and strategy development in research and teaching by a faculty that boasts a wide range of subjects. This is done within a two-year pilot project. The broad involvement of the Faculty's members in discussing and optimising not only the selection of data but also the process itself guarantees acceptance within the Faculty. The Unit for Quality Assurance also provides its advice and expertise in selecting and preparing available data to the faculty leadership. 

Visibility of the humanitis and social sciences

Executive Summary Report of a survey among scientists 2016: [PDF-EN]

Opportunities for increasing the visibility of the humanities and social sciences were presented and discussed during a workshop at the University of Vienna in 2015.

The University of Vienna's Department of Romance Studies participated in the cooperation project "Entwicklung und Erprobung von Qualitätskriterien für die Forschung in den Geisteswissenschaften" (development and testing of quality criteria for research in the humanities) implemented by the Universities of Zurich and Basel.

The issue of quality assurance in research and teaching in the humanities and cultural studies, philosophy and theology was the subject of an in-depth discussion at the University of Vienna in 2009 coordinated by Prof. Reinhold R. Grimm (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, member of the University of Vienna University Board since 2003). The results were summed up in a position paper (in German).


Mag. Dr. Michael Hofer

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Mag. Sara John

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