University of Innsbruck

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Modern zoology: from the cellular level to the ecology of a wide variety of organisms.



Bachelor, Master, PhD.? Zoology at UIBK is versatile, profound & exciting!

Citi­zen Science

Science for all! Here you can find more info about exciting projects.



Modern and versatile!


Detec­tive work at sea: whale research via envi­ron­men­tal DNA

Detailed knowledge about whales in European waters will be provided by the Biodiversa+ project "eWHALE", which started in January and is led by molecular ecologist Bettina Thalinger from the University of Innsbruck. The transnational research project brings together partners from science, industry and the public to establish a far-reaching, non-invasive cetacean and biodiversity monitoring system using water samples.

The Hippo and the Hydra

A new study describes the development of the body axis in the immortal freshwater polyp Hydra. It is controlled by the so-called Hippo signaling pathway, which, among other functions, ensures that our organs do not continue to grow indefinitely. The Department of Zoology at the University of Innsbruck was significantly involved in the research and provided important data.


Zoology goes YouTube

NEW VIDEOS - every week!
Spannende Einblicke in die Welt der Zoologie.

Presentation of the zoology master program

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Mission Statement

Gruppenfoto Zoologie

Understanding animals at all levels

We are a community of researchers, students, staff, and visitors interested in how animals develop, function, behave, and interact. We conduct research at multiple levels of organization - from the cellular basis, function, and behavior of animals to the interactions between organisms and humans. To this end, we maintain intensive relationships on a national and international level and cooperate with other institutes and scientific institutions around the world.

Secretary's office

Erika Bereiter-Prosch
Astrid Zeiss

Room: 7/08

Phone:  +43 512 507-51801
Fax:  +43 512 507-51899


ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schwerte

Room: 6/10

Phone:  +43 512 507-51862
Fax: +43 512 507-51899


Team work makes the dream work!

Our Team



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