Strengthen strengths and define focus areas
The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is committed to conducting basic and applied clinical research of the highest quality. Existing strengths must be developed further and promising new areas of research must be identified. The strategic orientation of all research activities is based on the following goals:
Strengthen the research profile and increase international visibility
The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna aims to strengthen its research profile by focussing on its core areas in veterinary medicine. Its main areas of research are based on the five research profile areas, its internal management instrument. Efforts to strengthen the profile are directly connected to the systematic advancement of young scientists. The increasingly strategic international positioning of its researchers, publications in internationally renowned journals and an emphasis on open-access publications promote international visibility of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.
Connecting basic and applied clinical research
To meet the challenges of animal health and food safety, basic and applied clinical research work closely together. Findings in basic research can only be transferred into clinical application through intensive collaboration. Such findings and developments help to open up new perspectives in prevention, diagnostics and targeted therapies to promote animal health.
Use synergies, strengthen cooperation
The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna aims to concentrate its resources and expertise in all areas. Internal and external cooperation is prioritised to conduct inter- and transdiciplinary research and to develop new areas of research. To focus its research efforts, the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna strives to intensify inter-university cooperation. These synergies are reflected on the one hand in the appointment management (double appointments) and in a commitment to the shared use of research infrastructures. The VetCore (LINK) technology platform is one of the key instruments of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. It provides access to its expertise for all research projects and for external partners.
Promote knowledge and technology transfer
The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna stimulates research-based innovation and seeks to increase the industrial utilisation of its expertise. Awareness creation, training programmes and individual consultation help to identify research findings which can be exploited economically to meet the socio-political challenges of the 21st century.