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October 3, 2019

Federal Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein visited IST Austria

Federal Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein visited IST Austria for an exchange on excellence in basic research and international best practices of scientific institutions.

Yesterday afternoon, Federal Chancellor Birgitte Bierlein visited the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in Klosterneuburg. Together with IST Austria President Thomas A. Henzinger and Managing Director Georg Schneider, they discussed international best practices of excellent basic research and the importance of science in a modern society. During the campus tour next stages of the Institute’s development were presented. Professor Johann Danzl and his PhD student Mojtaba Tavakoli gave insight to their everyday life in a laboratory and their plans to further develop new high-resolution microscopy techniques.

Federal Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein on the progress of IST Austria: “IST Austria is an Austrian success story in the field of research and technical development. The institute makes an indispensable and positive contribution to the reputation of our research location, which rightly has the highest international recognition”.


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