Stand with Ukraine ...

Blau und gelb bemalter Stein mit Peace-Zeichen

... even more than half a year after the beginning of the war

The war of aggression against Ukraine has now lasted more than half a year. During this time, the Faculty of Psychology has launched several activities to support scientific colleagues, students and displaced persons from Ukraine and to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

Help for researchers from Ukraine
Thanks to various funding programs of the ÖAW and the FWF, three researchers from Ukraine are currently visiting the faculty:

  • Oleksandr Burov - JESH grant Ukraine of the ÖAW, since April 2022 with Thomas Götz and Barbara Schober in educational psychology, researches on intelligence.
  • Olena Sushyi - also JESH grant Ukraine of the ÖAW, since June 2022 with Claus Lamm (SCAN-Unit)
  • Olena Vitkovska - FWF program for researchers from Ukraine, from August 2022 as a PhD student in Christina Bauer's FWF project on narrative identities of refugees

Click here for the portraits.

Fundraiser for children
Together with Robert Böhm and his students we have set up a fundraising campaign. With the money raised, we will finance concrete support measures and purchases for refugee children from Ukraine and their parents, such as toys, excursions or laptops for school. The donation homepage is already online.

Childcare Let's Play
Let's Play is an association for the integration and inclusion of refugees through joint play and leisure activities. The association is currently active in the initial reception center in the 2nd district, where it looks after children of pre-school age. We are currently supporting the association financially and organizationally - and by advertising two internships in developmental and educational psychology (Anna Bánki and Julia Reiter), in the course of which Master's students will be supervised by us and support the childcare on site. Click here for the call for applications!

We would like to support the association "PCs-for-all" as a faculty by donating no longer used devices and accessories, such as keyboards, monitors etc. The association does a professional data deletion, equips them with the necessary programs and then provides them free of charge to needy students. If you have equipment at your institute (or even at home) that could be donated, you can participate in the collection campaign planned for June or contact our IT/EDP ( on an ongoing basis.

Psychological counseling
We would like to draw your attention to the project of Brigitte Lueger-Schuster. She and her team offer different kinds of psychological counseling and support for students. The spectrum of support is constantly being extended and expanded.