Statements and media due to the Foundation of the Joint Research Network


Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, rector of the Music and Arts Private University of the City of Vienna

In his statement on the kick-off of the Joint Research Platform, Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, rector of the Music and Arts Private University of the City of Vienna, talks about the significance of the cooperation between an arts university and a scientific university and reflects on the MUK’s special relationship with Elfriede Jelinek.

“As a graduate of the conservatory of the City of Vienna, the predecessor institution of the MUK, the Nobel laureate was influenced musically but also literary. Through this unique cooperation, innovative forms of artistic-scientific research are elaborated. The MUK is going to contribute in all its strengths and I am convinced that there will be excellent outcomes both scientifically and in the field of Artistic Research.”


University Professor Dr. Jean-Robert Tyran, Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs at the University of Vienna

“Based in the very successful research platform of the University of Vienna, the activities in the field of research on Elfriede Jelinek’s work is now continued within an (interuniversity) Joint Research Platform. Scholars from both universities benefit from the exchange and science and the arts move closer together. The combination of resources of more than one institution enables interdisciplinary discussions and makes it possible to benefit from the synergies in the best possible way. This first Joint Research Platform could be a model for plans for cooperation of other universities.”


Ao. University Professor Mag. Dr. Pia Janke, Head of the Joint Research Platform Elfriede Jelinek

“To interlink science and the arts with each other, to work more interdisciplinary in the dialogue between two universities and to use our contacts in the whole world in order to explore what Elfriede Jelinek stands for. Because Jelinek is not only of the biggest relevance in relation to aesthetics but also deals with the big global issues of our time, with the economic, environmental and refugee crisis, with populism and totalitarian systems.”


Asst.-Professor Dr. Rosemarie Brucher, Vice Rector of the MUK and Head of the Institute for Science and Research

“With the Joint Research Platform Elfriede Jelinek, we have managed to find a cooperation with the University of Vienna, which should be groundbreaking for our profile: the transdisciplinary interplay of science, the arts and Artistic Research. The Joint Research Platform is both contextually and structurally extremely innovative and on an excellent level.”


Ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Monika Meister, Deputy Directress of the Joint Research Platform Elfriede Jelinek

In her statement on the kick-off of the Joint Research Platform, Ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Monika Meister, Deputy Directress of the Joint Research Platform Elfriede Jelinek talks about her expectations of an entirely new form of interuniversity collaboration, the term practice in artistic and scientific work and about new possibilities to identify substantial social, political and aesthetic positions.


Julya Rabinowich, Author

In her statement, the author Julya Rabinowich talks about Elfriede Jelinek as a fixed star in the literary universe, in which there are going to be research objects for a long time. She sends all the best for the kick-off of the Joint Research Platform.