The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is a founding member of the BRIDGE Network. The name of the network stands for Basic Research Institutions Delivering Graduate Education.
The BRIDGE Network is an informal platform of scientific institutions on three continents that share two common missions: conducting world-class research and training PhD students.
Members of the BRIDGE Network are among the world’s most successful scientific institutions in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). They are distinct from both universities with undergraduate students and pure research institutes. They are attractive to top researchers because they combine the best of two worlds for creative minds: the freedom and resources to focus on curiosity-driven research, and a constant influx of brilliant young scientists.
The BRIDGE Network strengthens mutual exchange and cooperation between its members and advocates the conditions required for excellent science to blossom for the benefit of society.
Currently, the members of the BRIDGE Network are:
- The Francis Crick Institute, UK
- Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
- The Rockefeller University, USA
- Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
The BRIDGE Network was inaugurated in June 2019 in Vienna. For more information visit the website.