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10 Years of IST Austria

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Speaker: Alexander Van der Bellen, Michael Ignatieff
Location: Raiffeisen Lecture Hall
Series: Public outreach event
Host: IST Austria
Contact: Dr. Christina Philippi (tel. +43 2243 9000 1132)
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Abstract:

IST Austria was inaugurated in June 2009 with four professors. Today, almost ten years later, the Institute employs about 700 people, among them 34 ERC grantees out of 51 professors, performing cutting-edge research in biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the opening IST Austria will organize a festive anniversary event:


“10 Years of IST Austria”


We would like to personally invite you to celebrate with us on the evening of June 4, 2019!


Program

17:30 Reception

18:00 Welcome Words

 

18:20 Interview

 

18:40 Keynote “Science in Challenging Times”

Michael Ignatieff, Rector and President of Central European University, Hungary

 

19:00 Panel discussion “Science and Society: a Rewarding Partnership?"

Afterwards reception

Moderation by Birgit Dalheimer

 

 

Registration below
We very much look forward to welcoming you in Klosterneuburg on June 4, 2019!

Contact
Dr. Christina Philippi
Email: christina.philippi@ist.ac.at
Tel: +43 2243 9000 1132

 

Programme:

10 Years of IST Austria
17:30 Reception
18:00 Welcome Words
   Thomas A. Henzinger, President IST Austria
   Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria
18:20 Interview
   Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor of Austria
   Heinz Fassmann, Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research
   Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria
18:40 Keynote “Science in Challenging Times”
   Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector Central European University, Hungary
19:00 Panel discussion “Science and Society: a Rewarding Partnership?”
   Alice Dautry, Former President of Institut Pasteur, France
   Edith Heard, Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany
   Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector Central European University, Hungary
   Daniel Zajfman, President Weizmann Institute, Israel
   Thomas A. Henzinger, President IST Austria (Moderator)
Afterwards reception

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