Shaping the future

Research relevant to sustainability creates understanding, analyzes interrelationships, identifies problem areas and develops the solution principles of our time. You too can help shape the sustainable future of our country with your ideas!

Research at BOKU concentrates in six fields of competence on the protection and sustainable use of our natural resources. We try to anticipate and solve practical problems. Internationality as well as inter- and transdisciplinarity are very important to us.

Research Organization

The departments are responsible for research at BOKU; scientific initiatives and centers strengthen inter- and transdisciplinary networking.

Departments · Scientific Centres · ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Doctoral Education

Strategic participations

ACIB · FFoQSI · Wood Kplus · BEST · Wassercluster Lunz

Strategic cooperations


Research Infrastructure

Here you can find information about the Core Facilities and other large-scale research infrastructures at BOKU.

Core Facilities · Forest Demonstration Centre · Experimental farm Groß-Enzersdorf · Wassercluster Lunz · Hydraulic engineering laboratory · Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC)


Project initiation

Here you will find information about services for researchers concerning the initiation of projects.

Project initiation · General BOKU Data & Infos (Login) · Third Party Funding (Login) · Project submission (Login)

Project management

Here you will find information about services for researchers concerning the handling of projects.

Project management  · Vertragsprüfung · Controlling · Finance & Accounting · Service Agency for Project-Audits

Open Science

Open data database integration api internet technology concept.

Open Science stands for transparency in science to make research and its processes traceable, reusable and accessible. BOKU supports Open Science and offers support.

Open Research Data · Open Access · Citizen Science


Quality assurance in research

Here you will find information on quality assurance for the core process of research at BOKU and can access, among other things, the guidelines "Affiliation Policy" and "Ensuring Good Scientific Practice".

Quality assurance · Assurance of Good Scientific Practice · Agency for Scientific Integrity · Evaluation of staff and organisational units · Habilitation · Affiliation Policy · Ethics comittee

Research focus

Six fields of competence, rounded off by the focal areas of sustainability and bioeconomy, form the framework for inter- and transdisciplinary research on a strong basic science basis.

Competence areas · Bioeconomy · Sustainability · Citizen Science





Cooperations with business and industry

Long-standing, successful collaborations with partners from a wide range of subject areas show that BOKU is a competent, reliable partner for the economy.

Strategic participations

ACIB · FFoQSI · Wood Kplus · BEST · Wassercluster Lunz · BOKU CD-Labors · ACBT

Training and graduate support

Promotion of young scientists is a central topic at BOKU. Here you will find information on calls for proposals and awards that focus on young scientists.

Young Academic Grants · Current calls

Knowledge and technology transfer

BOKU makes its knowledge accessible, usable and sustainably effective. As an innovative pioneer, it transfers findings from research to a wide range of social areas

Research communication · Knowledge transfer · Technology transfer · Founding and entrepreneurship · BOKU:BASE

Research Information System FIS

The research portal is the public and freely accessible part of BOKU FIS. Here you can find information about the achievements (publications, projects, media contributions and services) of BOKU researchers.

Research Information System · Web of Science · Journal Citation Report · Scopus · Scimago Journal Rank · Ulrichsweb · DOAJ · Pubmed

e-Databases & Literature Search

Here you will find all the relevant information you need for a literature search. Our "Digital Library" gives you access to the e-databases, e-books and e-journals, among other things.

Literature search · BOKU:LITsearch · Digital library · Catalogues · Theses & Dissertations