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Career advancement

The development and organisation of various measures in the field of the advancement of academic careers is one of the main responsibilities of the Gender Equality and Diversity Unit. Its programme includes workshops as well as long-term measures and is tailored to a target group ranging from female PhD students to senior postdoctoral candidates.

Prospective Professors

Appointment training for prospective female professors is directed towards women academics from the University of Vienna who have obtained a habilitation or equivalent qualification. Within the framework of the Berta Karlik Programme, the University of Vienna has now already called for candidates for temporary professorships on two occasions, whereby only women may apply.

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Starting with the winter term 2016/17 the University of Vienna offers the first career development programme for female academics in English language: FEMAC is targetting postdoctoral reseachers and offers group coaching and training.

The mentoring programme for female academics is the University's largest measure for career advancement, and from 2010 onwards it is only offered to postdoctoral candidates.

A new element from 2013/14 is the curriculum for career planning for female postdoctoral candidates, which was jointly designed with Human Resources Development.

In the habilitation training, female senior postdoctoral and habilitation candidates are familiarised with everything related to the topic of habilitation ‒ its significance for careers, the prerequisites and requirements, and even the unwritten rules for successful habilitation.

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The curriculum for career planning for female predoctoral researchers has been successfully implemented together with Human Resources Development for years now. Since the winter semester of 2013 it is solely being offered to female predoctoral researchers.


T: +43-1-4277 123 01

Human Resources and Gender Equality
University of Vienna
Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna
Gender Equality and Diversity Unit

Mag.a Lisa Appiano

T: +43-1-4277 - 18433


Mag.a Ursula Wagner, MA

T: +43-1-4277 - 18435



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