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What is WINA+?

Support for an ideal starting point

WINA+ is TU Wien's two-year development program for young researchers in temporary substitute positions. The university invites all predoctoral research assistants (Predocs) at TU Wien to join the program.

Each year 2 program cycles start: a German class in winter term, an English class in summer term.

Customized Skill Development

WINA+ offers support in customised skill development during fixed-termed employment. The target agreement with your supervisor serves as a basis of this.

Group coaching sessions – Networking and valuable input


In addition to your personal development in your individual research area, the university-wide networking and interdisciplinary exchange is core to the program.
Four times within the two-year period, you meet with your colleagues for a group coaching session to share successful steps taken, challenges and achievements.


The Coaching Cycle is accompanied by our trainer Martina Friedl, opens an external URL in a new window, who also holds a PhD from TU Wien.

Get insight and tipps from the experts during the four sessions:

  1. Target Agreement: identifying and agreeing upon goals, planning your PhD project, guest: Fachschaft Doktorat (student council)
  2. Scientific Writing: observing and training your writing skills and language style, dealing with writer's block, guest: Eva Müller (scientific writer)
  3. Time- and selfmanagement: getting more efficient with your time and energy
  4. Networking, interviewing & career decision-making (inside or outside Academia)

NEW: additionally: Career.planning with the TU Career Center, opens an external URL in a new window:

  •     Self-reflection on own strengths and competences
  •     Corporate cultures
  •     Job search and application: application documents, interview & salary negotiations

Here you can find the current dates of the ongoing WINA+ programmes in TISS (after login):

Seminars, workshops etc.

As a participant, you gain access to different forms of support and to all the seminars of the HR development program, so that you are left in the best possible situation at the end of your fixed-term employment at TU Wien. On request, we also organise seminars on special topics for your group.

Summer schools

During the semester, there is often hardly enough time to deal with your own further education. The HR Development organises and manages the TU Austria Summerschool Doc+ and international Summerschool cooperations.
Together with an international group of PhD students you can take part in various seminars and trainings - a perfect opportunity for social interaction and networking.

You can find out about the application and registration deadlines through the WINA+ newsletter in advance of the Summer Schools. Registration for the newsletter: WINA+, opens an external URL in a new window

Exclusive news and information

As a WINA+ participant, you receive a quarterly newsletter , opens an external URL in a new windowwith the latest information and news about events and workshops, compiled especially for you.


Registration for the WINA+ programme runs via the internal HR development program in TISS, opens an external URL in a new window. (only accessible after registration on the internal pages of the TU Wien).

Participants are expected to attend at least 75% of all appointments. Switching single appointments of a cycle is possible upon request by email to the administrative person of the Human Resources Development (currently: Stefanie Madsen).