On 6 and 7 September 2017, the heads of research funding organisations from five Central European countries met in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
A symposium in China, an agreement with Moscow and the appointment to the Science Europe Governing Board. The FWF also received visitors from Georgia and Hungary.
Today’s investments in research represent a fundamental insurance for overcoming society's future challenges.
Words of thanks and recognition for the Vice Chancellor from the FWF President. Implementation of the research billion still remains the top priority.
Open access to qualified research data is a precondition for the reproducibility, verification and falsification of data for further scientific and practical purposes. Hence, the FWF, supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung, has initiated the pilot programme Open Research Data (ORD) in order to create role models for the openness of research data in the digital age.
For several years now, the Stand-Alone Publications programme has been funding the production and simultaneous open-access publication of academic books.The number of archived open-access books is rising steadily, as is the number of downloads per book.
The Austrian Science Fund stands ready to help Austria embark on the path to becoming an innovation leader opened up by the research billion.
Meteorologist from the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck explores the mechanisms of foehn wind penetration in valleys.
The Austrian Minister of Science and the FWF President address strategic plans for the Austrian Science Fund FWF up to 2020 – FWF budget increased by EUR 281 million – more leeway for new projects and funding of additional researchers
Herzfelder Family Foundation and Internet Foundation Austria (IPA) support research funding via the FWF
FWF President Tockner: a big and important step towards strengthening Austria as a science and business location and boosting its aspirations as an innovation leader
The report confirms that the Austrian Science Fund FWF has embarked on a good course with its activities. The recommendations in the report are useful pointers for future developments.
Creating innovative leeway, opening up the world of science, new forms of co-operation and efficient processes are the declared aims of FWF President Klement Tockner