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Media Governance and Industries Research Lab

The Media Governance and Industries Research Team, established by Professor Sarikakis in 2011, brings together international scholars from different cognate disciplines, whose intellectual and sociocultural interests gravitate to the systematic study of the policies and politics of media, culture and communication. Our teaching is research-informed and our paedagogical philosophy is based on active, student-centred and student-led learning. We are welcoming new PhD students and scholars interested in working on the topics of the research described on this website. Please get in touch with Professor Sarikakis if you are interested in engaging in complementary research areas, as a PhD student or if you are planning to pursue funded research at a postdoctorate level.

We are situated in Währinger Straße 29, in the heart of the 9th Viennese district, after moving to the Department's new building at the start of September 2012.

Research Directions

  • Social Media and Information Platforms and Technologisation of Citizens-Users' Rights'
  • Digital Policies and Social Change
  • Global Integration, and the Process and Politics of Media and Cultural Governance

  Latest News  

Tuesday, 9. May 2017

ICA Annual Conference & PPDD 2017 in San Diego, USA

Our lab is going to show strong presence at two major conferences, to be held in San Diego (USA) at the end of May 2017.

From May 23-26 Izabela Korbiel will participate in the Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide...

Tuesday, 25. April 2017

Attila Bátorfy Guest Researcher at our lab

Starting from April 26, Attila Bátorfy will spend a month at our lab as visiting researcher. His research stay is funded by a scholarship of the Aktion Österreich-Ungarn.


CV: Attila Bátorfy is data journalist at the...

Tuesday, 4. April 2017

CO:OPyright Conference in Graz

Olga Kolokytha and Izabela Korbiel are going to represent the lab at the upcoming conference CO:OPyright: Challenges and Practices of Copyright and Licensing of Digital Cultural Heritage from April 12-13 at the...

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Media Governance and Industries Research Lab
Dept. of Communication
University of Vienna
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