To advance especially innovative research areas and interdisciplinary research projects, the implementation of Research Platforms ("Forschungsplattformen") as organisational units between the faculties is possible.
Research platforms address academic questions that can only be studied from an interdisciplinary perspective. Thus, the underlying goal is to promote especially innovative, interdisciplinary research projects. Research platforms are established for a duration of three years, which may be extended.
The following five research platforms are established at the University of Vienna with the participation of the Faculty of Life Sciences: