Categories: Science and nature

Frequency : Ten issue per a year

Publisher: LW Media

Year founded: 1998; 17 years ago

Company: LW Media

Country: Austria

Based in: Vienna

Language: German

Website: http://www.universum.co.at/default.asp?tt=UNIVERSUM_PORTAL

Universum is an Austrian popular science magazine published in German and based in Vienna, Austria. The magazine is the only Austrian publication in the field of popular science, because Germany-published magazines dominate the field in the country. The magazine is financially supported by the Austrian National Science Foundation.

Universum was established in 1998 as a joint venture of Austrian Radio and Television and N.O Pressehaus. The latter owned and published the magazine. Then the magazine began to be owned and published by the LW Media. Universum is based in Vienna.

The magazine is published ten times in a year. It covers science and nature stories about the determination of gender, cystic fibrosis, genetic determination of wine genealogy, analysis of viral genes and RNA analysis among the others. The subtitle of the magazine is "the most beautiful magazine of Austria", reflecting its preference over non-conflictual topics to cover.

Oliver Lehman is the founding editor-in-chief. He served in the post until 2007 and resigned from the magazine in 2013. Martin Kugler is the current editor-in-chief of Universum.

Universum had a circulation of about 70,000 copies in 2002. In 2007 the circulation of the magazine was 52,000 copies.