Margarita Langthaler

Ms. Margarita Langthaler
Senior Researcher
phone: +43 1 317 40 10 – 112

Margarita Langthaler is both philologist and social scientist as well as a researcher in international development policy and development cooperation. In her work she focuses on education strategies in the context of development cooperation and education policy in developing countries. She has been Senior Researcher at ÖFSE since August 2003.

Research Areas:

  • Education strategies in development cooperation
  • Vocational training and Skills Development
  • Education and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Development Research in Austria



  • Research associate at ÖFSE  (since 2003)
  • Lecturer at the Institute for African Studies, University of Vienna (2007-2010)
  • Management assistant at the OPEC Fund for International Development, Vienna (2000-2003): Language teaching at private and public schools in Perugia and Florenz, Italy (1996-2000)

Research stays

  • Research fellowship at the Centre for Globalisation, Education and Societies, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
  • several research stays in Venezuela (2005-2009)

Teaching experience
Department of African Studies, University of Vienna (2007-2010)


  • PhD in Political Science at the University of Vienna
  • Distance learning course “German as a foreign language – theory and practice” at the University of Kassel (2005)
  • MA in Romanic and Slavic Philology, University of Vienna (1996)

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