“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 art as well as science. At the University of Applied Arts Vienna, work is being done on productively merging the two. In the past, an environment was created in which boundaries were seen as open, so that, in the new fields which one explored, the ground on which one stoodwas not familiar, but at a certain level one had to go beyond it. That worked well and works much better now. Every new day demonstrates this.” (“Art and Research” Advertisement in the Wiener Zeitung Nov. 2013, p. 7, Subject “Art and Research”)
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 Zentrum Fokus Forschung. Together with the Support Kunst und Forschung, 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