Responsibilities & Contact Persons

The doctoral programme in Philological and Cultural Studies is anchored at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies. In addition to your supervisor, the Directors of the Doctoral Studies (DSPL 42), the Doctoral Advisory, and staff of the StudiesServiceCenter are important contact persons in both academic and administrative terms. There will soon also be a separate coordination office for the Doctoral School, which will then act as a central point of contact.


Doctoral Directorate of Studies 42 (DSPL 42) /
Head of Doctoral School

The Doctoral Directorate of Studies (DSPL 42) is responsible for the Curriculum for the Doctoral Programme in Humanities, Philosophy and Education in the Philological and Cultural Studies dissertation areas and the Translational Studies dissertation area.

The Director and Vice-Directors of the Doctoral Studies Programme are important persons of contact regarding study affairs. They are in charge of the approval of the topic of the doctoral thesis and the approval of the doctoral thesis agreement. Moreover, they serve as the Speakers of the Doctoral School of Philological and Cultural Studies.


Executive Committee

3 Docschool Speakers:

Univ.Prof. Dr. Kathrin Sartingen, Speaker

Univ.Prof. Dr. Yavuz Köse, Vice-Speaker

ao.Prof. Dr. Lydia Miklautsch, Vice-Speaker

3 Section Speakers:

Univ.Prof. Dr. Kirsten Rüther

Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexandra Lenz

Univ.Prof. Dr. Franz Pöchhacker

3 Student Speakers:

Katharina Gerhold

John Moberg 

Catriona Weiser 

Advisory Members:

Dean Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Müller

Coordination assistant of the Doctoral School Phil-Cult, tba


Doctoral Advisory Board

The Doctoral Advisory Board is appointed in order to give advice to the administrative body responsible for study matters, to students and supervisors. The official steps towards the institution of the Doctoral Advisory Boards are put down in the statutes §15 (7) governing university studies. The Doctoral Advisory Board is of particular importance concerning students' project presentations at the faculty. Its members are in charge of one or more fields of doctoral studies, or of a larger part of a specific field of doctoral studies within one curriculum.


StudiesServiceCenter (SSC)

The StudiesServiceCenter (SSC) is the central point of contact for all administrative processes in the doctoral programme and supports the Director of the Doctoral Studies Programme in all administrative matters. It coordinates the public presentations, receives all relevant documents during the doctoral programme (registration of supervisors, dissertation agreement, progress reports, etc.) and administrates the completion of the doctoral programme (registration for the defence, coordination of the examination senate, etc.).

StudiesServiceCenter Philological and Cultural Studies

Campus AAKH, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1, Zugang 1.9

T: 01/4277 DW 45101, 45102, 45105