univie: summer school - Vienna Doctoral Summer School in Philosophy

The VDP organizes an annual summer school as part of the University of Vienna's program of summer schools.

Each year it focuses on a different topic of philosophical interest.

In line with the University of Vienna 2028 Development Plan, our summer schools have two overarching goals:

  • The first goal is to enhance the research and career development of early stage researchers. Our summer schools address important and emerging research topics and promote the exchange of ideas at an advanced level. We are committed to diversity in participation and promote a plurality of different philosophical traditions, methods, and forms of thought. Our summer schools offer participants the knowledge and skills to help them broaden and deepen their current research, as well as providing them with a platform for pursuing wide-ranging academic opportunities in the future.
  • The second goal is to support and extend international and national cooperation. Our teams of instructors are high-profile international researchers based in and outside of Vienna. Our participants are drawn from universities around the world, facilitating peer networking at a global level.