Seitlicher Blick auf das gesamte D4 Gebäude.

August Österle

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
Institute for Social Policy
Room D4.3.242
Welthandelsplatz 1/D4
1020 Vienna

August Österle is Associate Professor of Social Policy and Deputy Director at the Institute for Social Policy, Department of Socioeconomics, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Visiting Professor at  Corvinus University Budapest. He was Guest Professor for International Comparative Studies at the Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences and the HWK Institute for Advanced Study, Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques, Sciences Po Grenoble, and Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute and at universities in Bath, London, Bratislava and Budapest.

Areas of Research and Teaching 

  • comparative welfare state research (in particular health and long-term care policies) 

  • transnational and cross-border issues in social policy

  • access to social services

  • equity and social policy

  • theoretical foundations of social policy


For a list of current courses see the Online Course Catalogue of WU Wien.


A full list of publications is available here.

Office Hours

by appointment