University of Vienna
About University of Vienna

The University of Vienna is a research university enjoying high international visibility. Founded in 1365, it is the oldest university in the German speaking countries and one of the largest in Europe. The university consists of 15 faculties and offers 186 degree programmes. Since 2007, the university has already received 118 ERC grants for high potential research projects. In 2022, Anton Zeilinger, professor at the University of Vienna, was awarded with the Nobel Prize in physics.

About the Faculty of Law

The Juridicum, the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna, is the oldest and largest legal faculty in the German-speaking world. For more than six centuries, the Law has been researched and taught here. Today, the faculty hosts more than 10,000 students and about 600 employees. The Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, being part of University of Vienna School of Law, was founded in October 2017 to face new legal questions and challenges in the 21st century. The department consists of Academics and Research Fellows from different legal backgrounds (IP/IT law, public law, constitutional law) and deals with legal questions surrounding IT/IP law from a European perspective, with an emphasis on data protection and data security law as well as relevant fundamental rights and ethics issues. Among its tasks is the objective to stratify, bundle and foster the existing research initiatives on digitalisation and IT at the law school. One important focus is the participation in third-party funded legal research, especially EU-funded projects.


University of Vienna contributes to various national and international research projects (examples below):


University of Vienna, Faculty of Law

Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna