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Research Centres

To continue and strengthen successful interdisciplinary research projects, research platforms may be turned into research centres after the completion of the funding period, which shall not exceed six years. Research centres are subunits of a faculty/centre and are partly funded by it. They are established following a concept presentation that is evaluated internationally. The establishment is decided by the Rectorate. Research centres are evaluated on a regular basis and must raise a considerable part of their funding from third-party sources. At the University of Vienna, research centres are not in place longer than the employment period of their heads.

Researchers of the Faculty of Social Sciences participate in the Human Rights Research Centre, which is a subunit of the Faculty of Law. Besides that they are involved in the research centre "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society".

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