Alina Knoflach

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PhD Supervisor Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Martin Rötting
PhD Co-Supervisor Univ.-Prof. DDr. Franz Gmainer-Pranzl
Start 2020
Contact alina_marietta.knoflach(at)
Topic/Title The potential of prospective and interreligious-spiritual practices to positively influence subjective integration experiences from the perspective of refugees




  • 10/2018-04/2020:
    Master's degree in teaching secondary education; History, Social/Political Studies; Psychology and Philosophy
  • 02/2019-12/2019: 
    Master thesis on the topic: "Interactions of historical, geographical, cultural and social variables on the way of life based on biographies of individual persons with a focus on religiosity"
  • 10/2017-01/2018:
    Semester abroad at the University of Haifa, Israel. Main topics: "Arab-Israeli-Relations"; "Contemporary Arab Thought and Culture"; "Jewish Spiritual Practices"; as well as completing the language courses: “Mordern Standard Arabic Elemetary 1” and “Arabic conversation”.
  • 03/2017-12/2017:
    First Bachelor thesis on the topic: "The meaning of life" (Philosophy)
    Second bachelor thesis on the topic: “Identity in the Change of Migration. Culture-dependent identity features from the point of view of an Iranian and an Austrian "(contemporary history)
  • 09/2008-07/2013:
    Educational institute for kindergarten pedagogy
    Additional training for early childhood education
    Diploma thesis on the topic: "Perception"
    Subject-specific work on the topic: "The human representation in the course of art history, the human being as a topic for artists and children"

Work experience, additional qualifications, certificates

  • 08/2019:
    A theoretical and empirical contribution to the phenomena of (non-) understanding in a wide variety of contexts, within the framework of the international symposium "Understanding experiences - experiencing (non-) understanding" on the potential and limits of Innsbruck vignette and anecdotal research in approaching the phenomenon Own development of the concept of a “multi-dimensional level of understanding” based on a preview, interview and postview to investigate the interaction: geographic, historical, social and religious variables.
  • 02/2017- :
    Speaker (and since 2019 director) for the medicine preparation course. Lessons for Module 1: Philosophy, Psychology and Training of Cognitive Skills in the Neustift Abbey Education Center, Brixen in South Tyrol.

Other activities

  • 10/2019-01/2019:
    Participation in the Green WG Challenge, based on Plus Green Campus, the sustainability initiative of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.
  • 03/2018-01/2019:
    Language course Arabic A1 +, A2 at the University of Salzburg
  • 08/2015:
    Development aid in Tanzania Africa amini alama: Lessons in elementary school and assistance in the orphanage
  • News
    Since the first COVID-19-related lockdown in spring 2020, several researchers and research groups from the Psychology Department at PLUS have been dealing with the effects of the pandemic on our thoughts, experiences and actions. As part of a series of short lectures projects and results will now be presented online: n
    Researchers led by Salzburg's geoinformatics scientist Christian Neuwirth had already developed and presented a mathematical model for Covid-19 in May 2020 which examines the question of how long and intensively social distancing measures have to be maintained in order to reduce corona deaths further.
    Results of the study on media use by children and families during lockdown. Home schooling could be improved, but is on the right track. Secondary schools have a better profile. Families have learned to deal with lockdown and homeschooling.
    As a result of the current situation the updated opening times for Salzburg University library will apply from the 17th November 2020.
    A study carried out by the sleep laboratory of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the topic of sleep under the direction Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus is dedicated to the changes in sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown in 6 different countries (Ö, AT, UK, GR, CU, BRA). The fear, which is worrying from a psychological point of view, and which is evident across society, is also reflected in this data: 78% of those surveyed feel threatened or worried by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Online lecture on chemistry: December 2nd 2020 - 6 p.m. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of one of the sharpest tools in genetic engineering: the CRISPR / Cas9 genetic scissors. With this technology, researchers can modify the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision.
    The PLUS Report 2020 has been published.
    Digitization has led to an enormous spread of different forms of mobile working. Corona has brought an additional boost and has introduced home office in areas and for activities that were previously unimaginable.
    During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 26.11.20 Current research from the FB Psychology … related to COVID-19
    27.11.20 Update Immobilienertragsteuer sowie neue Grunderwerbsteuer und Gerichtsgebühren (ganztägig)
    01.12.20 Der Körper als PLAYFUL TOOL
    02.12.20 Nobelpreise 2020 - CHEMIE (Genschere)
    02.12.20 Musikpyhsiologie und Musikermedizin: Musizieren im Zusammenwirken von Psyche und Körper
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