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)univie.ac.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

1.700-year-old Korean genomes show genetic heterogeneity in Three Kingdoms period Gaya

Facial reconstruction possible through DNA analyses

21.06.2022 | [weiter]

Flusslandschaft an der Steyr in Oberösterreich

Wissenschafter*innen fordern rasche Umsetzung eines "Grünen Marshallplans"

Die Uhr tickt für das Überleben vieler Arten und Lebensräume

20.06.2022 | [weiter]

Glas mit Chemikalien

Chemische Verschmutzung bedroht die Artenvielfalt

Wissenschafter*innen fordern, mehr Umweltschadstoffe im Artenschutz zu berücksichtigen

17.06.2022 | [weiter]

Glass with chemicals

Chemical pollution threatens biodiversity

Scientists say more environmental pollutants should be considered in species protection

17.06.2022 | [weiter]

Würmer liefern neue Erkenntnisse über die Entwicklung der Geschlechter

Vom Zwitter zur geschlechtlichen Fortpflanzung durch uralte Chromosomeneinheiten

15.06.2022 | [weiter]

Parasitic worms reveal new insights into the evolution of sex and sex chromosomes

Two unrelated worm phyla give clues on how sex chromosomes might have evolved

15.06.2022 | [weiter]

Frau liest ein Buch

Lesezentrum im Gehirn bildet einen Wortfilter

Computermodellierung macht Vorhersage von Gehirnprozessen möglich

13.06.2022 | [weiter]

Simulationen zeigen einen starken Einfluss von Wolken auf globale Eiszeiten der Erdgeschichte

Schneeball-Erde: Wolken spielten entscheidende Rolle in der Klimageschichte

Globale Klimamodelle weisen auf harte Bedingungen für Lebensformen vor 700 Millionen Jahren hin

10.06.2022 | [weiter]