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). Please contact presse(at) with details about your publication or event before you write a text template. We will get back to you and let you know how to proceed. 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


Fleißiger als Bienen: Vögel und Fledermäuse bestäuben Pflanzen der Anden

Im Lauf der Evolution wechselten Bestäuber in Bergregenwäldern

06.05.2021 | [weiter]

Zwei ERC Advanced Grants für Wissenschafter*innen der Universität Wien

Hohe EU-Förderung für Informatikerin Monika Henzinger und Arabisten Stephan Procházka

20.04.2021 | [weiter]

Zwei Studierende nehmen an einer Lehrveranstaltung in einem Seminarraum teil. Sie tragen Masken.

Neues Masterstudium Molecular Precision Medicine

Medizinische Universität Wien und Universität Wien starten neues Masterstudienprogramm

14.04.2021 | [weiter]

© Katya Stansfield

Die menschliche Geburt: Eine evolutionäre Kompromiss-Geschichte

Verglichen mit vielen anderen Primaten ist die menschliche Geburt relativ schwierig, da der Kopf des Babys im Vergleich zum Geburtskanal sehr groß ist. Dieses Schädel-Becken-Verhältnis erhöht das Risiko für Geburtskomplikationen. Lange wurde vermutet, dass der aufrechte Gang des Menschen eine...

13.04.2021 | [weiter]

© Katya Stansfield

Childbirth versus pelvic floor stability: An evolutionary history of compromises

Human childbirth is comparatively difficult because our babies’ heads are large relative to our birth canals. This tight "fetopelvic" fit increases the risk of obstructed labor, which in turn has potentially dire outcomes for both mother and child. It has long been thought that bipedalism prevents...

13.04.2021 | [weiter]

Weiße Schrift auf blauem Hintergrund: Pandemie – ein Game Changer für die Bildung? #fraguniwien

NACHGEFRAGT: Pandemie – ein Game Changer für die Bildung?

Bildungspsychologin Christiane Spiel im Gespräch mit Kurier-Chefredakteurin Martina Salomon

12.04.2021 | [weiter]

Schwefelwasserstoffproduzierende Bakterien in rot auf schwarzem Hintergrund

Neue Funktionen im Darm-Mikrobiom entdeckt

Ein Schwefelzucker aus grünem Gemüse fördert das Wachstum wichtiger Darmbakterien

09.04.2021 | [weiter]

Fluorescently labelled bacteria on black background

Popeye with a whiff of rotten eggs

A sulfosugar from green vegetables promotes the growth of important gut bacteria

09.04.2021 | [weiter]