Interested in PhD research on the Cosmos, Earth or Anthroposphere?

The Big Picture - Our Mission

 

Humanity faces grand challenges such as resource depletion, climate change, and insecurity about future energy supply. The mission of our Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS) at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy is to address these challenges through inter- and trans-disciplinary academic research connecting the cosmos with planets & atmospheres including its environments and with the anthroposphere. We aim our students to become world-leading experts in either of these three branches while also confidently communicate and contribute across all three branches. We want our school to become a central place in the heart of Europe for training and as a resource of knowledge about our place in space and time.

Earthrise. Taken by astronaut William Anders, Apollo 8. (NASA)


Events

VISESS Seminar series
 

VISESS Seminar "Career perspectives"

Tuesday, 06.12.2022, 14:00-17:00,

UZAII HS1

VISESS Seminar series
 

VISESS Seminar "TBD"

Tuesday, 17.01.2023, 14:00-17:00,

UZAII HS1

Public Presentations
 

Public Presentations ANTHROPOSPHERE Branch

Wednesday, 18.01.2023, 09:00-12:00,

NIG, Konferenzraum (C520)

Public Presentations
 

Public Presentations EARTH Branch

Friday, 20.01.2023, 10:00,

UZA II, 2A310

Public Presentations
 

Public Presentations COSMOS Branch

Friday, 20.01.2023, 11:30-13:00,

Sternwarte HS

VISESS Big Picture Talks and Events
 

Big Picture Event "The PLEES index: How to communicate efficiently about climate change”

 News

06.12.2022
 

Join the Big Picture Seminar session on "Career Perspectives" on Tuesday, 06.12.2022, 14:00-17:00, Hörsaal 1 2A120 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum

25.11.2022
 

International research team modelled astronomically driven climate fluctuations in the Earth's history - paleoclimate researcher Jan Landwehrs from...

09.11.2022
 

VISESS is currently announcing 2 PhD positions in the branches 'Cosmos' and 'Earth'. Apply until 30 November 2022!

 

13.10.2022
 

Join the VISESS-wide PhD Welcome to get introduced to the doctoral school and connect with other students and supervisors!

12.10.2022
 

The Astrophysicists Prashin Jethwa and Laurane Freour (VISESS branch "Cosmos") were part of the winning team "Vienna_Vision" at the UNIVIE-Hackathon

16.08.2022
 

Apply until 7 September and develop digital solutions for societal challenges from 19 till 21 September 2022!