“Some research institutions base their development of internal logics on expertise, drawing on exemplary forms of cutting-edge practices, while others have gone in the direction of designing options for the present while reflecting on the future. Both are rewarding approaches for both art and science. At the University of Applied Arts Vienna work is being done on productively merging both. In the past years an environment was created – an environment in which boundaries are seen as open and then also in the new fi elds which one reached, the ground on which one stands is not familiar, one has to go further beyond it, at a certain level that is. That worked well and works much better. Every new day shows this.” (“Art and Research” Insert of the Wiener Zeitung Nov. 2013, p. 7, Thema “Art and Research”)
The Zentrum Fokus Forschung provides institutional support (e.g. Fokus Forschung Studio) for projects in the field of artistic or scientific research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
The design and development of opportunities in research is a core task of the Zentrum Fokus Forschung. Together with the Support Kunst und Forschung, the Zentrum Fokus Forschung offers administrative and infrastructural support for research projects in the following areas:
- Postgraduate research projects
- Artistic research PhD projects
- Scientific research PhD projects
- Doctoral projects in cooperation