Welcome to the Vienna Center for Electoral Research!

The research center 'Vienna Center for Electoral Research' (VieCER) was established in September 2017 as a sub-unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences. VieCER is headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Müller (Department of Government). Univ.-Prof. Sylvia Kritzinger (Department of Government) and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hajo Boomgaarden (Department of Communication) are the deputy heads of VieCER. Researchers of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics are also involved in the Center.

Due to the methodological and theoretical diversity of electoral research, researchers from four departments of two faculties of the University of Vienna, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, work together within VieCER. The Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) is also part of VieCER.

Current projects



Horizon 2020 project 'Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law' (RECONNECT), from Sylvia Kritzinger and Carolina...


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VieCER blog with results from the Austrian National Election study 2017 online from March


Workshop: Political knowledge and information processing

How do citizens learn about politics and what moderates information-processing strategies


Seminar Series Talks winter term 2017/18

Talks by guest researcher at the Department of Government in cooperation with VieCER


Establishment of Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER)

Start from September 1st 2017