Research profile

The SFU’s research profile is characterized by two unique features:

• SFU branches in several countries enable research projects from a cooperative international perspective.
• The SFU as a center of excellence offers the framework for cross-faculty interdisciplinary research.

This requires a close cooperation of faculties and branches in the field of research in order to benefit from synergies arising from the scientific staff’s individual research expertise.

Good examples are research in psychosomatics where the Faculty of Human Medicine closely cooperates with the Institute of Psychosomatics of the Faculty of Psychotherapy Science, and the psychotherapy training research conducted by SFU Vienna and SFU Ljubljana.

Students of all faculties are involved in research projects from the first year of their studies onwards and may write their dissertation within the scope of research projects.

Ensuring good scientific practice: The Sigmund Freud University refers to the Guidelines (as of 2017) by the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (OeAWI) to ensure good scientific practice.
The Austrian Private Universities’ Conference (ÖPUK) is an associated member of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity.
MMag. Dr. Stefan Hampl, Vice Rector Teaching, is the ombudsperson for good scientific practice: E-Mail.
If you contact an ombudsperson, any information provided will be kept strictly confidential; ombudspersons are released from the duty to report breaches of good scientific practice.