Situation management & resolution, psychological assistance

Misunderstandings and obstacles within the lab routine, your fellow students and your supervisor(s) may lead to tensions and disagreements. Different opinions and even conflicts are a normal part of any interpersonal relationships and arise for a variety of reasons: lack of information and useful feedback, excessive control by a supervisoror, lack of honesty, and discrimination (Adrian-Taylor et al., 2007). 

Depending on how you manage your conflicts, it can evolve in negative consequences or even in positive outcomes, e.g. improving relationships between all parties involved. Overall, talking to others helps…

We at DoSChem would like to offer our support to all students and PIs

If conflicts arise during your PhD studies that require outside assistance to solve, please do not hesitate to reach out to any members of the DoSChem management team  or student representatives directly

We are available for one-on-one meetings to discuss the problem and take measures to reach a conflict/problem resolution together with you.  

All information will be treated highly confidential and only communicated to other (involved) parties with your consent.

Below you find a list of further units at University of Vienna, free public assistance & emergency councelling services: e.g. women's and men's against violence helplines/services, psychological/psychiatric services, anti-racism work, free legal advice on residencial permits etc.

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     Uni Wien Intranet: 

  • Psychological counseling for all employees in difficult work or life situations
  • anonymous counseling, either online, by phone, or face-to-face

à Uni Wien Security and Threat Management:


  • Any type of physical violence
  • Any type of threats of violence, written or verbally, as well as by telephone or in electronic form
  • Stalking
  • Carrying or showing weapons
  • Expressing violent fantasies
  • Expressing intent to commit suicide
  • Extremely conspicuous and dangerous behavior of a person (even if you only have a feeling in your gut)

In case of an immediate threat or emergency, please immediately call the security team (43-1-4277-777) and/or the police: 133.

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àAccidents, emergencies, or threats, around the clock, confidential: 

T: +43-1-4277-777 (emergencies)
T: +43-1-4277-12700 (general inquiries)

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