The Department of Slavonic Studies of the University of Vienna is the world's largest research and teaching centre for Slavic languages, literatures and cultures with the following focal points:

  • Language, literature and cultural contact research
  • Contact and sociolinguistics
  • Dialectology including Burgenland Croatian and Slovenian in Carinthia
  • Slavic Literatures in Comparison and in Relation to German Literature
  • Medieval Studies (Early Medieval Slavic including Proto-Slavic)
  • Slavic substrate in Austria
  • Comparative Slavic Linguistics
  • History of the Slavic script languages
  • Subject didactics

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