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News & Events

Communicating science is a central mission of IST Austria. In order to satisfy the information demands of very distinct and diverse target groups the Institute’s Communications & Events department has developed a set of different formats, ranging from events and lectures for the general public to symposia, conferences and talks for scientists. Additionally, it establishes and maintains contact with the general public, media, research community, alumni, schools, and the communal and campus neighbors. Share the fascination of science with us and stay informed!

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Press & Media

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IST Austria organizes numerous community events on campus and participates in many regional events to reach out to the general public.

Conferences & Symposia
One of the core missions of the Institute is to get the international research community on campus and foster the transfer of knowledge. Therefore, the IST Austria events team supports the faculty in organizing numerous conferences & symposia. Find upcoming conferences & symposia here.

Conferences & symposia at IST Austria

IST Colloquium
The Institute Colloquium is the principal research seminar at IST Austria. Scientists from around the world and from across all disciplines of the natural sciences are invited to present their latest findings. Find a list of upcoming IST Colloquia here.

IST Colloquium – the principal research seminar at IST Austria

IST Lectures
The IST Lectures are targeted at a general audience interested in current developments in science, with speakers providing sufficient background information for non-experts and, at the same time, going into detailed explanations of a recent scientific topic.

IST Lecture with Jeffrey D. Sachs

Science-Industry Talk
The Science-Industry Talk, organized jointly by the Federation of Austrian Industry and IST Austria, is an annual event with the goal to foster the interaction between the basic research community and the business world.

Science-Industry Talk in cooperation with the Federation of Austrian Industries

TWIST Talks are intended to foster exchange between industry, start-ups, IST Austria, and a broader research community.

TWIST Talk by Roland Kalb, proionic GmbH

Science Festivals & Exhibitions
The biggest science festival at IST Austria is the annual Open Campus in celebration of the anniversary of the Institute’s inauguration. A central activity is the award ceremony for a school science competition aimed at elementary and high school students. IST Austria also regularly takes part in the “Long Night of Research” and other science festivals.

IST Austria hosts Long Night of Research

IST for Educators, Schools & Kids
IST Austria hosts a range of outreach events and summer camps, such as Sommercampus or Top Models in Science, and continually develops science education activities and resources for educators and children of all ages. One of our main event series especially targeted at science educators is the Science-Education Day. Read more.

Science education at IST Austria: Open Campus, Sommercampus, Science-Education Day. …and more!

WoMen in Science
IST Austria is committed to both the goal of promoting gender equality as well as promoting diversity and takes this into account in all planning, decision-making and organizational processes. In order to bring the issue into the public eye and stimulate discussions, IST Austria is hosting an annual WoMen in Science Day. Besides focusing on personal stories of scientists, we want to raise questions like: Why do we need gender balance? How can we reach and maintain it? And what can science institutions do?

WoMen In Science IST Austria 2021

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