Steering Committee

In addition to the three directors, a Steering Committee is involved in the orientation and development of the Vienna Doctoral School of Theology and Research on Religion. The Steering Committee includes the VDTR directors, plus the spokesperson of RaT, the (vice) doctoral program directors of the Faculty of Protestant Theology and the Faculty of Catholic Theology, the faculty managers of the Faculty of Protestant Theology and the Faculty of Catholic Theology, the doctoral student representatives of the VDTR, a member of the Equal Opportunities Working Group, and the program managers of the VDTR.

The deans of the faculties involved have an advisory function.

The Steering Committee meets on an ad hoc basis, at least once per semester, to discuss current VDTR business. For example, the Steering Committee is involved in the application process for VDTR pre-doctoral positions, supervises the financial and teaching planning, and works on the internationalization of the School.

Markus Tiwald

Head of the VDTR, vice-director of doctoral studies

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Mirijam Salfinger

PhD representative

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Agnete Siquans

Member of the Equal Opportunities Working Party

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Christian Danz 

Vice-director of the VDTR, vice-director of doctoral studies

Faculty of Protestant Theology

Lukas Pokorny 

Vice-director of doctoral studies

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Marleen Thaler

PhD representative

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Sabine Wolsink

PhD representative

Faculty of protestant theology

Gerhard Langer 

Vice-director of the VDTR

Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies

Gunter Prüller-Jagenteufel

Director of doctoral studies

Faculty of catholic theology

Elisabeth Cella

Head of the Dean's Office

Faculty of Protestant Theology

Rudolf Kaisler

Managing Director of the Dean's Office

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Kurt Appel

Speaker of RaT (Forschungszentrum: "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society")

Faculty of Catholic Theology