About Us

The research platform "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society" was founded at the University of Vienna in 2010. After completing its first period (Final Report RaT 2010-2013), an international evaluation team decided to extend its work until March 2016.
In April 2016 the platform could start its third period of two further years (until March 2018). With the purpose of gaining a global perspective, the research platform was renamed "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society".

Please see Mission Statement to find out more about key aspects of the Research Platform.

See a list of and links to Participating Institutions.

Here you find press articles about the research platform and press articles published by members of the platform Press.

For a list of cooperating partners of the research platform please select Cooperation.

Find out more about past activities of the research platform in our newsletters and the final report of the first term Newsletters.


For a list of all participating researchers and staff of the management please select Members.

Find out more about the research themes, research groups and research projects of the participating researchers Research.

Here you find information about current and forthcoming events and issues and about past events Current events.