Renate Rathmayr

Personal Information


WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Department of Foreign Language Business Communication

Institute for Slavic Languages

Welthandelsplatz 1, D2.3.202 (Entrance D)

A-1020 Vienna

Tel.: +43(1)31336 ext. 4113



  • Studied Slavic and Romance Studies at the University of Graz, with one exchange semester at MGU Moscow

  • Graduated in 1971: Teaching certification and translation from Russian and French

  • Doctorate: 1975 (University of Innsbruck)

  • Habilitation: 1985 (University of Innsbruck)


  • has taught since 1971 at the Institute for Slavic Studies and the Institute for Translation Studies at the University of Innsbruck

  • 1988-1989 Guest Professor at the Slavic Seminar at the University of Hamburg, at the University of Vienna’s Center for Translation Studies

  • 1989-2015 Head of the Institute for Slavic Languages at WU Vienna

  • 2015 Retirement

Scientific Interests

  • Pragmatics

  • Intercultural communication

  • Text linguistics (for special purposes)

  • Discourse analysis

  • Russian corporate communication

Scientific Profile

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