Research at the Department of Media, Society and Communication is characterized by an approach that integrates social, media and cultural studies. Basic research-oriented, media-theoretical, social scientific and cultural-historical reflections are applied and methodological and media-practical skills are provided and taught. The research activities are focused on three work areas as follows:

  • Research area Socio-Cultural Aspects of Media and Communication
  • Research area Media and Communication Studies with a Focus on Democracy
  • Research area Media Education and Philosophy of Science

The department of Media, Society and Communication is represented in the University of Innsbruck's system of research priorities in the following research centers and platforms as well as working groups and doctoral programs:

In the adjacent sections, you will find further information on current projects and publications of our department. As for future activities, the development of a research area Media Dynamics and Social Change is planned.

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