University of Vienna


The University of Vienna is a research university enjoying high international visibility. Its profile reflects the characteristics of the area it is located in, and understands research as a global challenge. The Juridicum is the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna. It is the oldest and largest legal faculty in the German-speaking world. For more than six centuries, the Law has been researched and taught here. Today the faculty hosts more than 10,000 students and about 600 employees. The Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, part of the University of Vienna School of Law, was founded in October 2017 to face new legal questions and challenges in the 21st century. The department deals with legal questions surrounding IT/IP law from a European perspective, with an emphasis on data protection and data security law. Among the tasks of its head, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, is the objective to stratify, bundle and foster the existing research initiatives on digitalisation and IT at the law school. One important focus is the participation in third-party funded legal research, especially EU-funded projects.

Role within KATY

UNIVIE provides legal expertise to the project, especially regarding data protection and IT law and challenges of new technologies like AI.

Main contacts

Photo of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó
Team Leader
Photo of Katarzyna Barud, LL.M. Eur.
Katarzyna Barud, LL.M. Eur.
Deputy Team Leader
University of Vienna
Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law
Schenkenstraße 4/2nd floor
1010 Vienna