Department of Media, Society and Communication

Welcome to our Department!

The Department of Media, Society and Communication starts operating on January 01, 2017.

Departmental research is concerned with media dynamics in social contexts with a focus on issues at the intersection of media culture, education, knowledge, political and social communication. Moreover, the department takes an interest in the public discussion of current media topics, the social interference caused by developments in media technology, connecting theoretically motivated with practice-oriented problems, and questions related to the methodical approach to current challenges.


Head of Department
Univ.-Prof. DDr. Günther Pallaver

Deputy Head of Department
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Theo Hug

Course Director
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Theo Hug

Secretary: Brigitte Haidler [brigitte.haidler[@]]
Technical secretary: Gerhard Ortner [gerhard.ortner[@]]

Tel.: +43 (0) 512 507 73600
Fax: +43 (0) 512 507 949 73600
E-Mail: medieninstitut[@]