August 23, 2011

Prime Minister Faymann visits IST Austria

Prime Minister Werner Faymann today visited the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. IST President Thomas Henzinger and Managing Director Gerald Murauer informed the Prime Minister and Junior Minister Josef Ostermayer of the establishment and development of the research institute. Faymann and Ostermayer also met professors Carl-Philipp Heisenberg and...

July 20, 2011

Four new Professors to join IST Austria

President Thomas Henzinger today announced the appointment of four further Assistant Professors who will join IST Austria. Vladimir Kolmogorov and Krzysztof Pietrzak will become part of the dynamically developing Computer Science cluster while Daria Siekhaus will strengthen biological research at the Institute. Caroline Uhler, the youngest faculty member of IST, ...

July 20, 2011

Series of prestigious awards for IST Austria

With the recent decisions by the European Research Council (ERC) to award three ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants to professors at IST Austria, the young research institute takes another important step towards establishing a center of scientific excellence. The transfer of a fourth ERC Grant to a newly hired professor...

June 24, 2011

Ticket price for IST Shuttle Bus reduced

As of July 1, the express fee of 60 cents for each ride will be reduced to 20 cents. The fee will then amount to 2 Euros for a one-way ticket. The reduction of the express fee will be tested for one year and evaluated afterwards. As of September 5,...

June 21, 2011

Michael Sixt receives START grant

The Federal Minister for Science and Research, Prof. Karlheinz Töchterle, and the President of Austria’s funding agency FWF, Prof. Christoph Kratky, today announced that IST Assistant Professor Michael Sixt is one of this year’s recipients of a START grant amounting to approximately...

June 19, 2011

Open Campus Day 2011

We cordially invite you to the IST Open Campus Day June 19, 2011 - please save the date!Come and join the research party for the whole family at the IST Austria campus in Klosterneuburg! For the first time we will...

May 25, 2011

High-ranking evaluation committee gives IST Austria excellent grade

This morning the Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research, Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, the Governor of Lower Austria, Dr. Erwin Pröll,  IST President Thomas Henzinger and Dr. Claus J. Raidl presented the evaluation report for the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. An international committee composed of leading scientists –...

May 19, 2011

IST Lecture: Henry Markram "Introducing the Human Brain Project"

On May 18, 2011 IST Austria welcomed Prof. Henry Markram for an IST Lecture. Prof. Markram, the founder of the Brain Mind Insitute at EPFL, gave his talk on the Human Brain Project. The aim of this scientific initiative is to build...

April 12, 2011

Kick-off for apprentice initiative

Managing Director Gerald Murauer together with the Mayor of Klosterneuburg, Stefan Schmuckenschlager, and HR manager Claudia Kernstock today presented IST's apprentice initiative. As of September 2011 IST will offer five career tracks for apprentices. Mayor Schmuckenschlager commended the intiative as important stimulus for the region.  Gerald Murauer estimated that IST...

March  1, 2011

IST shuttle bus takes up operation

As of March 1 the IST shuttle bus will take up operation. It will serve the line between the U4 station Wien-Heiligenstadt and the IST Campus every hour between 08.15 and 18.45 (see timetable). By stopping only once at the Stadtplatz...