Digitalisation permeates every part of our communication: the "who", "what", "how" and "when" has changed - as have the rules that decide the "who", "what", "how" and "when". These changes, which go hand in hand with the progressive processes of digitalisation and globalisation, are fundamental but not constant. This makes them difficult to categorise and understand. Nation states, industries, professions, media and their economic, ethical and legal rules are challenged and transformed by these developments and offer breathtaking opportunities for those who recognise them early enough.

We provide those tools and skills that enable the necessary understanding of what is happening and how to use it. Will you be managing such innovation processes in the future? This programme offers an intensive, international, multidisciplinary space for reflection, high-level lectures and practical digital exercises in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Spend the winter semester  in blocked digital classes focusing on the transformation in communication and law with senior industry representatives and leading academics. Learn about best practices that successfully manage the changes we all face every day.

The Digital Communication and Law certificate course will start in the winter semester 2021 in online format. We will kick off on 20 October with a digital opening event. The courses will be held in blocks on evenings and Saturdays during the semester. An intensive week in February is planned in presence mode.

Short Facts

Academic degree
Certificate of the University of Vienna
EUR 4.900,-
Winter semester 2021 - online


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 in online format. An intensive week in February is planned in presence mode.

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5 reasons

Interested in the field of law and media? Here are 5 reasons for the new certificate course "Digital Communication and Law" at the University of Vienna.


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.