The Austrian Political Science Association – ÖGPW for short – was founded in 1970 and currently has around 500 members: students, graduates, and university lecturers in political science, as well as representatives of non-university social science research and interested parties from a wide range of social sectors. The ÖGPW is also the publisher of the Austrian Journal of Political Science (ÖZP), which is listed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).

What we offer


We provide a platform for internal and external political science research in Austria as well as representing the interests of political scientists on a national and international level.


Active participation in research and higher education policy debates and reform processes.


Profilierung der Politikwissenschaft in der Öffentlichkeit sowie Internationalisierung der österreichischen Politikwissenschaft.We strive to promote political science in the public sphere as well as raise the international profile of Austrian political science.


jährliche Konferenz “Tag der Politikwissenschaft”, alle 2-3 Jahre “Dreiländertagung” in Kooperation mit der DVPW und der SVPW, Veranstaltungen der Sektionen, Workshops uvm.We host a range of events in Austria including our annual conference “Day of Political Science”, as well as regular workshops, and public lectures. In addition, every 2-3 years we co-host the “Three-Country Conference” in cooperation with the German Political Science Association (GPSA) and the Swiss Political Science Association (SVPW/ASSP)

Our Team

Robert Schütt

Margitta Mätzke
Deputy Chair

Dominik Duell

Harald Edinger
Secretary General