Shortly after the founding of the SFU in 2008/09, the first 3 publications of the two founding faculties “Psychology” and “Psychotherapy Science” appeared.  In the years that followed, SFU Vienna saw a steady growth in publications, and by the time the Faculty of Medicine was established in 2015, there were already 170 publications in the 2014/15 academic year. The Faculty of Medicine publishes various publications every year in cooperation with the Faculty of Psychology and the Faculty of Psychotherapy Science. The Faculties of Psychology and Psychotherapy Science have also stood out with various joint publications since 2008. More on cross-faculty research can be found here.

Looking first at the publications of the individual faculties, the number of publications increased as follows:

The Faculty of Psychotherapy Sciences increased the number of publications since 2008/09 to 68 publications in 2021/22. The Faculty of Psychology started with one joint publication with the Faculty of Psychotherapy Sciences in 2008/09 and increased this number to 88 own publications last year. The Faculty of Medicine still recorded 3 publications in 2014/15, but was able to boast 237 publications in 2021/22. The Faculty of Law also increased its publications from 14 in its founding year 2016/17 to 63 in 2021/22.

Across the university as a whole, the number of publications in the academic year 2016/17, the first year of the existence of all four faculties, was 261. This number increased to a total of 543 publications by 2019/20. While this high number of publications has not been achieved again since the Covid 19 pandemic hit. However, despite the pandemic, the average of publications across all faculties held steady at around 470 publications in 2020/21 and 2021/22.

More information on the research of the respective faculties can be found here: