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Here we introduce the local initiatives

Initiative Unterbau Linz


In December, the initiative Unterbau Linz was launched at JKU by pre-docs and post-docs as a grassroots movement to address the precarious working and employment conditions at Austrian universities and to strive for changes here. After initial networking meetings, a plenary assembly of the Mittelbau is now to take place at JKU on 16. 3. 2023.

News: General assembly of the academic staff at JKU: March 16 2023, 4pm, HS 15 (Management Centre, MZ 001A). Click here for more information.


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Initiative Unterbau Uni Wien

Initiative at the University of Vienna. Please visit the website

Initiative Unterbau TU Wien


Initiative Unterbau TU Wien was founded in November 2022. We bring together scientists at TU Wien who are affected by unsecure working conditions and §109 UG. Together we want  to initiate a change.

One of our major demands: scientists, who raise their own funding should be able to do research at TU Wien in the long term. In particular, there should not be an upper limit on the duration of third-party funded research.

News: If you want to get involved, you are welcome to join us! Our next meeting is on June, 15.6., 9:00 in the TU Cafe (at the Freihaus). For further information please contact us at


  • Info event “Get together on §109 with the works council – your career has an expiry date, we need to change that!
  • June 21, 4:15 pm
  • HS 7, main building, Karlsplatz 13
  • Program (approx. 2h):
    • introduction of NUWiss
    • introduction of Initiative Unterbau TU Wien
    • presentation of a career model for those funded by third parties
    • presentation of a tenure model at BOKU
    • Q&A session
    • discussions
    • open end (with drinks)