Personal profile

Short biography

Univ. Prof. Dr. habil Franzisca Weder, is researching, writing and teaching in the areas of Organizational Communication and Public Relations with a specific focus on Sustainability Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Before joining the Department of Business Communication, Franzisca worked as Associate Professor at University of Queensland (School of Communication and Arts, Brisbane) and University of Klagenfurt (Department for Media and Communication Studies, Austria); as Guest Professor she worked at University of Alabama (USA), University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (GER), University of Waikato (NZ), RMIT (Melbourne, AUS) and University of Ilmenau (GER).

Franzisca Weder is outgoing Chair and now Education Fellow of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) and the Austrian Association for Communication and Media Studies (ÖGK).

External positions

Alpen Adria University


  • Sustainability
  • Strategic Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • CSR
  • Storytelling
  • Action research
  • Environmental Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Culture of Sustainability

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 508007 Communication science
  • 508015 Business communication
  • 508013 Public relations
  • 502022 Sustainable economics
  • 508006 Communication theory

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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