Networks and collaborations
The PLUS researchers are internationally and nationally committed and networked. The university is currently involved in the following strategic research partnerships and collaborations:
CIVIS – A European Civic University: CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of 11 leading research higher education institutions across Europe.
Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA): In the past few years, PLUS was one of the organizers of CCCA events and was able to network with stakeholders in climate research in Austria. As a result, many research projects could be successfully acquired.
Alliance for Sustainable Universities in Austria: 18 partner institutions work together on a plan to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Austria. By using a broad spectrum of expertise from the social sciences and humanities, the PLUS researchers are responsible for coordinating goals 1 (no poverty) and 10 (less inequalities).
CLARIAH-AT: Within the framework of CLARIAH-AT, PLUS focuses on the preparation and public provision of research data, on making tools and services available, and on broad knowledge transfer measures.
Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA): PLUS researchers are currently involved in various working groups and were thus able to present their research activities at the Disaster Research Days. By participating in various projects they were additionally given the possibility to actively shape various research strategies.
Austrian Network Migration Research: Together with 4 other Austrian universities, PLUS shall become more intensely involved in the field of migration research. In spring 2020 it signed a corresponding Memorandum of Understanding.
The Austrian Barcode of Life (ABOL): ABOL is a national network of institutions and experts dealing with biodiversity research in Austria. The long-term goal of ABOL is the creation of DNA barcode sequences of all animal, plant and mushroom species in Austria, taking into account the geographical variation. The DNA barcodes are to be made freely available for many applications in an online database.