The Faculty of Catholic Theology focuses its research activities on three thematic areas:

  • 1.) Catholic theology in contemporary discourses
  • 2.) Interdisciplinary research on religions
  • 3.) Ethical challenges in society


The thematic research areas of the Faculty are reflected in its structure of subjects. They take into account the special position of Vienna as a crosspoint not only between Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe but also religious traditions of the Roman-Catholic Church and Eastern Churches. They include:

  • Biblical, historical, systematic und practical theology
  • Ethics as well as intercultural religious philosophy
  • Religious studies
  • Religious law