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Mag. Dr. Wolfgang DÜR Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science, University of Vienna


1974-1977 Acting school at the University for Music and Dramatic Art Vienna (Max Reinhardt-Seminar)
1977-1983 Studies of law, sociology and philosophy at the University of Vienna
1983 MA in sociology, University of Vienna
1984-1986 Dramaturg at the Vienna Schauspielhaus (directorate Hans Gratzer) as freelance and as employee
since 1987 Teaching at University of Vienna, University of Graz, University of Innsbruck, and others
1987-1989 Junior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Sociology of Health and Medicine (LBIMGS)
1990-2007 Senior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Sociology of Health and Medicine (LBIMGS)
1993 PhD in sociology, University of Vienna
since 1993 Several postdoc trainings (qualitative research, multilevel analysis, knowledge management, patients' surveys)
2008 Habilitation for sociology at the faculty of social science at the University of Vienna
since 2008 Founder and Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut Health Promotion Research (LBIHPR)


Secretary of the Austrian Society for the Sociology of Health and Medicine (ÖGMS), 1990-2008
Co-Founder and Vice-president of the Austrian Academy for Sexology, 2000-2006
Vice-president of the Austrian Society of Public Health, 2004-2012
Member of the Coordinating Committee of the WHO-collaborative Study Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children (HBSC;, since 1998
Principal Investigator of the Austrian HBSC-Study, 1994-2011
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Health Promotion Research Centre, School of Health Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, since 2010
Science speaker of the umbrella association of the German, Austrian and Swiss Health Promotion organizations (D/A/CH für Gesundheitsförderung), since 2011


Huber H. (ed.): Gesundheitsförderung in der Schule, Hogrefe Verlag, 2008
Dür W., Felder-Puig R. (eds.): Lehrbuch Schulische Gesundheitsförderung, Facultas Wiener Universitätsverlag, 2001
Protocol of the Health behavior in Schoolaged Children Study, WHO (Currie et al.), Facultas Wiener Universitätsverlag, 2010
Dür W., Pelikan J.M.: Gesundheit beobachten. Dokumentation und Berichterstattung als Aufgabe der Gesundheitsförderung, Facultas Wiener Universitätsverlag, 2000
Qualität in der Gesundheitsförderung: Ansätze und Beispiele zur Qualitätsentwicklung und Evaluation, Facultas Wiener Universitätsverlag, 1998
Gesundheitsförderung regional: Projekte aus den österreichischen Bundesländern, Facultas Wiener Universitätsverlag, 1997