Digitalisation transcends everything in our communication: ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘how, ‘when’ has changed – just like the rules deciding on the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘how and ‘when’. These changes due to ongoing processes of digitalisation and globalisation are fundamental but they are not stable, which makes them difficult to categorize and understand. Nation states, industries, professions, media and their economical, ethical and legal rules are challenged and transformed by these developments that come with breath-taking opportunities for those who see them early enough.

We provide the tools and the skills to get the necessary understanding of what’s going on. Will you steer such innovation processes in the future? This programme offers an intense, international, multidisciplinary room for reflection, high-level lectures, hands-on digital exercise in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Spend a month on transformation in communication and law with senior industry representatives and leading academics and learn about best practices that will overcome the changes all of us are seeing every day.

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Academic degree
Certificate of the University of Vienna
4 Weeks
Winter semester 2021


The intertwining of Law and Communication

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó

„Communication without Law is 'anything goes'. Law without Communication is 'nobody cares'. This course is for people who care and who want to join the regulatory avantgarde of the this century's 'roaring twenties'.“ 

Change never ends

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Andy Kaltenbrunner

"We need best analysts, lecturers, practicioners at the interfaces of digital innovation, regulation and law - to keep up with discussion and developments. This is what our program ComLaw in Vienna offers."


Podcast Ars Boni - programme

Here you can find the new podcast “Ars Boni” of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law on legal implications from the Corona virus: Already online is Episode 03 with Andy Kaltenbrunner, Daniela Kraus and Katharina Raabe-Stuppnig on media politics and law in Austria in the times of Corona (in German).

Episode 24 is with Christian Burger (Der Standard), Ingrid Brodnig, Benedikt Kommenda (Die Presse), Florian Klenk (Falter) about "Was ist wahr, was ist Meinung? Mediale Berichterstattung über (komplexe) Rechtsfragen" (in German). 

Ars Boni 72 is with Dkfm. Helmut Hanusch. He talks about "Coronabedingte Auswirkungen auf die österreichische Medienlandschaft" (in German).

In episode 73 ("The impact of Covid19 on freedom and gender equality in media") we welcome Krisztina Rozgonyi, PhD, JD MBA. Dr. Rozgonyi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna. 




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The certificate course "Digital Communication and Law" will start for the first time in winter semester 2021.

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Most international universities: University of Vienna Rank 13

The recent Times Higher Education World University Ranking ranked the most international universities in the world. The University of Vienna reached place 13.

LL.M.-Café cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, the LL.M.-Cafe has to be cancelled.