Benefits of participating in the project "Third Mission"

The Third Mission is intended to be a shared agenda of all organisational units and as many university members as possible. Thus, it becomes an element of the University of Vienna's public profile. Active participation may include a variety of different aims and priorities, depending on the focus of the organisational units or individuals, such as:

  • extended networking with societal actors and third-party funders;
  • extended cooperation with public and private enterprises;
  • establishment of new and transdisciplinary research projects in direct response to economic and social needs;
  • integration of socially-relevant topics in research and teaching (service learning);
  • better preparing students for taking over responsible tasks in politics, society and economy;
  • extending the professional skill profile of the workforce;
  • increasing the society’s appreciation of science and research at the University of Vienna.