Habilitation Procedure

Because of the current situation - as a COVID-Measure - you can submit a habilitation project (together with all necessary supplements - see fact sheet for habilitation applicants) now also in digital form. All further administrative steps will also be carried out without personal contact until further notice - I am available to answer any questions at: georg.penthor@tuwien.ac.at.

The application for the teaching license should be addressed to the Rector and the Dean's Office submitted for Architecture and Planning. 

 The settlement of the habilitation procedure is regulated and described in the guidelines for the habilitation procedure as well as in the notes to the articles of association "habilitation procedure" section of the statutes (only available in German).

It is advisable that the applicant makes an appointment with the Dean prior to the submission of the documents.

The contact for habilitation affairs at the Dean's Office is Mr. Georg Penthor. There is also a fact sheet, which is, as well as the guidelines, only available in German.

Faculty Colloquium

We would like to point out that the Rectorate has amended the "Habilitation procedure" section of the statutes, according to which a faculty colloquium must be held before the (habilitation) submission, which should ideally take place 1 year before the intended submission. Habilitation applicants receive feedback and a recommendation as to whether they can submit. All groups of people are invited to the faculty colloquium. The faculty offers colloquia twice a year - you will find the upcoming dates for 2021 below:

  • Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 - start: 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 - start: 10:00 a.m.

We ask applicants for a habilitation who would like to do their habilitation at the faculty in the near future to register (via mailto: georg.penthor@tuwien.ac.at). The duration of the respective colloquium depends on the number of responses. The total time frame per performance is max. 45 min. Details about the lecture, the duration of the lecture or questions from the audience, etc. may vary - the dean's office draws up a separate schedule for each colloquium.

Ongoing habilitation procedures

Habilitation Commission - Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dr.phil. Sabine Knierbein
Subject: Urban Studies | International urban studies
In the constituent meeting on September 17th, 2020, Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.techn. Rudolf GIFFINGER was elected as chairman.

The list of positive habilitation procedures is available under Venia Docendi.