University of Innsbruck


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About our Department

Welcome to the Department of Media, Society and Communication. Our staff members will be available to deal with your concerns! [more]

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Our research is characterized by an integration of approaches from the social-, media- and cultural sciences. An overview of our work can be found in projects and publica... [more]

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Information on our studies in Media Pedagogy (BA/MA) as well as on the elective packages from Media & Communication (BA) and Media Practice (MA). [more]

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Information & Media Contributions

Read more about news & events, current media contributions of our department members and their research and areas of interest. [more]

News & Events


  • Elective packages in the winter semester 2021
    Students in a Bachelor's programme can take the elective package Media & Communication (30 ECTS). Students in a Master's programme can choose the elective package Media Practice (30 ECTS).
  • Media Summit 2021 rescheduled
    The international Media Summit in Lech, Arlberg has been rescheduled to the 02-04 December 2021.
  • Master students organise expert discussion panel for the Media Summit in Lech (15-17 April)
    From 02 to 04 December, the University of Innsbruck will participate for the first time at the international Media Summit in Lech/Arlberg with its own expert discussion panel on the topic "Generation Protest? - The challenges for politics and the media". Dr. Natascha Zeitel-Bank (coordinator of the elective package "Media Practice") is leading the preparations with the students, which will focus on the interplay between politics and media with a focus on digital networking.
  • Retirement of Prof. Günther Pallaver
    With the start of the winter term 2020/21, our long-time head of department and its co-founder, Prof. Günther Pallaver, retired. Numerous colleagues and friends have now honored Prof. Pallaver's academic work in the Festschrift "Crossing Borders - Passaggi di confine - Grenzgänge" with contributions from political science, history and communication studies.

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  • 14th Media Summit in Lech am Arlberg
    At the international media summit in Lech am Arlberg from 2 to 4 December, renowned experts from journalism, politics and economics will discuss the consequences of the standstill and the reality after the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Media Day 2021: DataPolitics – Handling data in the digital age
    Unfortunately, the Media Day 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We therefore look forward to welcoming you again in 2021 (expected date: 18.11.2021) to our annual Media Day in Innsbruck.
  • Annual Conference 2021 of the Society for Media Studies (GfM): Knowledge Ecology
    The "Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft" (GfM) will hold its annual conference from 22 to 25 September 2021 to discuss current issues in the field and theoretical and methodological developments in media studies. In addition to the presentation of research results, the conference offers opportunities for personal exchange and the discussion of science-policy issues. The general theme of the conference in 2021 is "Knowledge Ecology".

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Department of Media, Society and Communication
Maximilianstr. 2, 3rd floor, Bauteil A (building A)
6020 Innsbruck

Opening hours secretary: 

To whom it may concern, dear students,

due to the current COVID-19 situation, hours open to the public at the department have been limited. Please contact us via the email addresses listed on the homepage.

Thank you for your understanding!

phone: +43 512 507 73600
fax: +43 512 507 949 73600

e-mail: medieninstitut_(at)

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