Faculty Cooperations in Research


Partnership Agreements

Interdisciplinary Studies

(Joint-master programme)

The Middle European interdisciplinary master program in Cognitive Science (MEi:CogSci) is a joint master's program offered by four European Universities; it aims at educating students in the field of Cognitive Science by providing an environment for truly interdisciplinary study and research as well as a large number of areas for specialisation offered by the different partner institutions.


Comenius University in Bratislava

University of Zagreb

Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest

University of Ljubljana


Cotutelle de thèse

The model for a joint supervision of a thesis (“co-tutelle de thèse”) was introduced as a result of an initiative of the French Government to create a procedure for the joint supervision of doctoral candidates between French universities and universities in a number of other countries. Nowadays, arrangements using this co-tutelle model can be established between various universities in countries other than France. Co-tutelle arrangements are personalized conventions between a primary university and a partner university (the primary university being the institution where the doctoral candidate will defend his/her dissertation).

The University of Vienna appreciates initiatives of doctoral candidates, targeting a framework of international cooperation for their research projects. A co-tutelle arrangement can only be negotiated when the cooperation between all contracting parties (i.e. rectors of both partner universities, supervisors and the doctoral candidate) is desirable. Additionally, the cooperation must be a prerequisite for an optimal implementation of the research project.