The University of Vienna (UniVie) was founded in 1365. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. A strong focus on research, combining fundamental with application-oriented research, renders this University highly attractive for the sharpest minds. Furthermore, the University’s goal is to create and sustain top-quality research and teaching, which are regarded as one inseparable entity (‘research-guided teaching’). It is associated with fifteen Nobel Prize winners and has been the academic home of a large number of figures of both historical and academic importance.
The Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science (DMES) is part of the Research Network ‘Chemistry meets Microbiology’. Primarily dedicated to basic research, DMES is strongly committed to conduct world-leading research in the area of microbial ecology and ecosystem science. DMES addresses pressing environmental issues, such as the permafrost-climate feedback and the role of soils in the global carbon cycle and in food security. DMES is also committed to train students to become independent and internationally competitive scientists who enjoy research and contribute to society as conscientious citizens.
The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (DSCA) at the University of Vienna is the largest institution of its kind in Austria. It is characterized by a pluralism in research and teaching. An international evaluation from 2013 attests that the department - with its broad research profile - numbers amongst the "leading institutions in Europe" in its field. Representatives of DSCA are or have been active in international associations such as the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), in national and international institutions for research funding in EU-wide educational programmes, and in leading professional journals.
Main tasks in the project
UNIVIE will co-lead WP9, will be a major contributor to the tasks of WP1 and WP7.
UniVie staff involved in Nunataryuk
|Co-lead of WP9
Univ.-Prof. Peter Schweitzer
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
NIG, 4th floor
|PI in WP1
Univ.-Prof. Andreas Richter
Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science
Division of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research
Phone: +43 1 4277
Phone Extension: 76660
|PhD student in WP9
|PhD student in WP9 and ExCom member 2020-2022
|PhD student in WP1