Ten Years of IST Austria Celebrations

More+Events ♦ Published: June 5, 2019; 09:57 ♦ (Vindobona)

IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) was inaugurated in June 2009 with four professors. Today, almost ten years later, the Institute employs about 700 people, among them 34 European Research Council grantees out of 51 professors, performing cutting-edge research in biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the opening IST Austria organized a festive event with the following participants, among others: Michael Ignatieff, Alice Dautry, Edith Heard, Daniel Zajfman, Alexander Van der Bellen, Johanna Mikl Leitner and Thomas A. Henzinger the president of IST Austria.

(from left to right) Michael Ignatieff, Alice Dautry, Thomas A. Henzinger, Edith Heard, Daniel Zajfman. / Picture: © Vindobona.org

The two opening speeches by Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria and Thomas A. Henzinger, President IST Austria were followed by an interview with Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria.

Thomas A. Henzinger emphasized in his opening speech: In the past 10 years we have selected 55 professors from over 1100 applications. The faculty has…