280.600 Privatissimum Thesis Fenster SKuOR - Master and Doctorate Students
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, PV, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: PV Research Seminar

Aim of course

The aim of this course is to provide the best possible support along the process of thesis-writing to all master/diploma and doctoral students who are writing their Thesis at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space. The facilitation of Peer-to-Peer learning and discussion rounds on urban research topics is an important achievement here. Therefore, a semi-public presentation will take place during the first hour of each “Thesis Fenster” - whereas in the second hour will feature face-to-face debates between master/diploma or doctoral students and the thesis supervisor.

Subject of course

This course includes active participation in the so-called SKuOR Thesis Fenster (Doctorate Thesis Fenster and Master Thesis Fenster). All ongoing thesis projects which are currently carried out at the Interdisciplinary Center for Urban Culture and Public Space (Research Unit E285-02) will be discussed here (working languages are German, English and Spanish). In addition to the content-relevant aspects of urban research (current phenomena of urban development, public spaces, urban culture, topics in urban studies, etc.), we discuss other research issues such as research design, questions, barriers and ethics. Participants will be supported in the creation of work plans and the setting up of milestones along concrete thesis management projects will be discussed as well.

Dates for the Master Thesis Fenster in the summer term 2019 (the semi-public part will take place either from 8:30 to approx. 9:30 or from 13:30 to approx. 14:30, here the participation must be => 80%).

Master Thesis Fenster

March 6, 2019, 2:15 pm

March 27, 2019, 8:30 am

April 30, 2019, 8:30 am

May 29, 2019, 8:30 am

June 26, 2019, 8:30 am

Doctorate Thesis Fenster

April 3, 2019, 1:30 pm

May 8, 2019, 1:30 pm

June 12, 2019, 1:30 pm

Additional information

All students writing their thesis at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sabine Knierbein or at another institute or university under (internal or external) co-supervision by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sabine Knierbein should regularly present their projects in this courseAlso those interested in a potential supervision by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sabine Knierbein are welcome here. (mail to: olivia.kafka@skuor.tuwien.ac.at)

For course registration, please send an email stating your student ID to Olivia Kafka (in cc). All thesis writers registered at SKuOR are expected to take part in the Privatissimum.



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 16:0006.03.2019Seminarraum BD 03 Thesis Fenster Master
Wed08:30 - 10:3027.03.2019Seminarraum 268/2 Thesis Fenster Master
Wed13:30 - 15:3003.04.2019Seminarraum 268/2 Thesis Fenster Doktorat
Tue08:30 - 10:3030.04.2019 IFIP/SKuOR SeminarraumThesis Fenster Master
Wed13:30 - 15:3008.05.2019Seminarraum 268/2 Thesis Fenster Doktorat
Wed08:30 - 10:3029.05.2019Seminarraum 268/2 Thesis Fenster Master
Wed10:30 - 12:0029.05.2019Seminarraum 3/4 Guest Lecture
Wed13:30 - 15:3012.06.2019Seminarraum 268/2 Thesis Fenster Doktorat
Wed08:30 - 10:3026.06.2019Seminarraum 268/2 Thesis Fenster Master
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

- 80% of attendance is required

- Active participation in feedback sessions and discussions is required

- 12-minute presentation of your own topic, including an updated exposé, research plan, work program or chapters submitted in advance at an announced date.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.01.2019 10:00 28.02.2019 23:59 01.03.2019 10:00

Registration modalities:

All participants realizing their master or doctoral thesis at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (1st supervision, 2nd supervision) are invited to attend this Privatissimum to present, receive feedback and have individual consultations. For registration, please send an email to Olivia Kafka => olivia.kafka@skuor.tuwien.ac.at until 28th February 2019. We expect 80% minimum participation in all sessions.


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe Privatissimum01.02.2019 00:0028.02.2019 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
786 630 Spatial Planning


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