About the Department
What we stand for:
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Salzburg pursues a broad, critically oriented, interdisciplinary approach. Our research and teaching in German and English is theory-based, longitudinal and internationally comparative. Our work makes a significant contribution to the analysis, explanation and critical debate of a society shaped by diverse communication cultures and digital networks.
We conduct fundamental, applied and contract research. With our study programs, we offer a general basic education (Bachelor), two focussed postgraduate degrees (Master) as well as an in-depth doctoral programme.
We publish in academic peer-reviewed journals, monographs, edited volumes and handbooks as well as in textbooks for students. Furthermore, we adhere to our third mission by publishing in newspapers, journals and online media addressing a general public, and we embrace new digital forms of publication. We are committed to the open access standard.
Our lectures, conferences and workshops contribute to the development of our discipline and we contribute to pressing socio-, media- and cultural-political debates.The main subject areas of the Department are Journalism, Digitalization and Society, Communication Theories, Organizational Communication, Media Use and Consumption, Media Economics, Communication Policy, Public Sphere and Inequalities, Gender Media Studies, Inequality Studies, Inter-/Transcultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, as well as pre-professional training in our media laboratories.
Who we address:
Stakeholders of the Department of Communication Studies are students, the national and international academic community, the community of communication professionals, the general public, decision makers in the domains of business, politics and culture, and civil society writ large.