University of Vienna

Development Plan

The Development Plan is the university-wide strategic plan that documents the University’s strategic orientation and its major plans for the upcoming years. The Development Plan sets out the guiding principles for the strategic development of the University of Vienna and lists the basic measures which need to be taken.

In preparation for the upcoming performance agreement for the years 2016 to 2018 concluded with the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, the University has compiled the Development Plan “University of Vienna 2020”.

Upon proposal of the Rectorate – following consent by the Senate – the University Board unanimously approved the Development Plan on 23 January 2015.

The Development Plan that was approved in January 2015 emphasises:

  • teaching: profile development in the master's programmes
  • research: enhanced focus on orientation towards application in addition to basic research
  • staff: competitive programme for postdoctoral positions, increasing the number of tenure track positions
  • new chapter: The University of Vienna in Economy and Society (Third Mission)

Besides its core tasks of research and teaching, the University’s impact also comprises active interaction and communication with the economy, society, the public and policy-makers. The University’s objectives in this field of action are summarised in the chapter “Impact of the University on Society”. 

Development Plan: University of Vienna 2020

According to the 2002 Universities Act, the next Development Plan has to be compiled in 2017.

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Process of Development Planning