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



Populism talks on 27.06. and 5.07.


Guest Talk by Holger Lengfeld

The Vienna Center for Electoral Research kindly invites you to the Guest Talk by Holger Lengfeld.


VieCER PhD Club

The Vienna Center for Electoral Research invites all PhD students working on elections and political communication to present their work at the...


We kindly invite you to the Guest Talk by Richard Johnston on Monday, May 7th.


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


Wir freuen uns und gratulieren herzlich!