Research lies at the heart of academic life. The Department of Religious Studies is the most research-intensive and productive unit of its kind in Austria. It is a major international contributor to a variety of research areas within the field of the academic study of religion. The teaching staff, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral candidates, and M.A. students annually deliver an array of research-related outputs published by international peer-reviewed journals and publishers.

The Department also hosts several externally-funded research projects, covering exciting themes ranging from works like energy healing practices and the alternative-religious discourse on birth to projects related to Austria and Vienna, like the Buddhist Peace Pagoda in Vienna, the Korean Christian Churches in Austria, and Naikan in Austria.

For the most recent publications, check the relevant page here.

For a more detailed list of publications, check the personal webpages of the staff members.

For an overview of the current research projects, click here.