Project of the month
Cutting-edge Research Goes Back to School:
Prizewinners and Students Experience Science Together
Students at Austria's schools are now directly experiencing the "fascination of research" first hand and up close. This is all thanks to the most highly acclaimed scientists in the country: the Wittgenstein prizewinners. With the support of the FWF, they established the Wittgenstein Academy. Since the end of June, Academy members have, for the first time, been bringing cutting-edge research to Austrian schools in a very personal manner.
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Reinhold Mitterlehner and Pascale Ehrenfreund present Josef Penninger as 2014 Wittgenstein Award winner 2014
Eight outstanding young researchers accepted into the prestigious START Programme – New action plan unveiled for Austrian research.
The international evaluation conference " New Horizons / New Challenges: evaluation of STI policies, instruments and organisations " provides an open forum for evaluators, scientists, research managers, authorities and STI policy makers to debate challenging developments in STI policy and their effects on evaluation theory and practice.
Open Access to academic publications is on the tear, but the transition period seems to be long and expensive.
Nine outstanding early-stage researchers accepted into FWF's prestigious START programme
The FWF's Assembly of Delegates has elected Pascale Ehrenfreund as the organisation's next president. In addition, the three vice-presidents on the FWF's Executive board have been elected. The new board will take over for the team led by Christoph Kratky in September 2013.