Department of English

  • Description
  • The Depart­ment of Eng­lish of Vienna Uni­ver­sity is, with over 3300 stu­dents, one of the largest in Europe.

    The depart­ment prides itself on its strong research and teach­ing tra­di­tions, which span all the major areas of enquiry into the world lan­guage, its his­tory, lit­er­a­ture and struc­ture. Those tra­di­tions are paired with an aware­ness of the new, rapid changes affect­ing Eng­lish and its atten­dant schol­ar­ship, whether in advanced lin­guis­tics, cul­tural stud­ies or mul­ti­me­dia. The Eng­lish Department’s research and teach­ing amal­ga­mate to pro­vide the high­est pos­si­ble stan­dards of teacher train­ing, com­bin­ing decades of didac­tic expe­ri­ence with the lat­est research in ped­a­gogy. Its own knowl­edge is aug­mented by dis­tin­guished anglo­phone guest pro­fes­sors from all over the globe.

    Whether a stu­dent comes to Vienna University’s Eng­lish Depart­ment seek­ing a deeper knowl­edge of the lan­guage or lit­er­a­ture, or wishes to attain a teach­ing degree, he or she will find a wealth of infor­ma­tion and staff who can con­vey that infor­ma­tion with vigour and authenticity.

    The depart­ment has well-​appointed mul­ti­me­dia, and AV resources, and an active stu­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tive body, which can advise on any ques­tions about the path­way to a degree in English.

    Institute’s main board

    • Head of Depart­ment /​Institutsleiterin:Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mar­garete Rubik
    • Deputies /​Stel­lvertreterin­nen: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bar­bara Sei­dl­hofer, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Evelien Keizer
    • Direc­tor of Stud­ies /​Stu­di­en­pro­gramm­lei­t­erin: Ao-Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ute Smit
    • First Deputy DoS /​1. Vize-​SPL: Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Reichl
    • Sec­ond Deputy DoS /​2. Vize-​SPL: Mag. Monika Wittmann


    Phone +43.1.4277-424-01
    Location ,
    Address Spitalgasse 2

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