Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)


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  • Founded in: 1847
  • Staff: 1600
  • Profile: The Austrian Academy of Sciences is the largest institution conducting non-university research in Austria with 1,600 employees in 28 institutes, practicing basic research at the highest international level. Three institutes, IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, GMI - Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, and CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine, are carrying out cutting-edge research in molecular biology, biomedical research, and plant biology.
  • R&D: The Academy’s topical diversity ranges from archaeological research and cultural sciences to global demographic developments, quantum research and molecular biology. Specific areas of emphasis and strict evaluation processes ensure that all research activities aim to provide benefits for society as a whole.