September 17, 2012

Bulgarian President visits IST Austria

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev tours IST Austria with Governor Erwin Pröll • Delegation receives status report

The President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mag. Rosen Plevneliev, and the Governor of the state of Lower Austria, Dr. Erwin Pröll, today visited the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Plevneliev is on a working visit to Austria. He is accompanied by the minister for regional development and public construction, Lilyana Pavlova Nikolova, the minister for transport, communication and information technologies, Ivaylo Moskovski, and numerous further guests from Bulgaria.

The delegation was welcomed by Dr. Claus J. Raidl, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of IST Austria, Prof. Thomas Henzinger, the President of IST Austria, and Dr. Todor Asenov, a native Bulgarian, who is head of the MIBA workshop. After a presentation in the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall on the status of the development of the research institute the delegation toured the compound concluding their visit with a tour of the biology labs in the Bertalanffy Foundation Building where Prof. Carl-Philipp Heisenberg gave a short introduction of the research currently conducted.