Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)   link
Location: Vienna - Wien
Am Campus 1, 3400 Klosterneuburg

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is a PhD granting research institution dedicated to cutting-edge research in the physical, mathematical, computer, and life sciences. ISTA was established in 2006 by the Federal Government of Austria and the Government of Lower Austria. The campus opened in 2009 in the city of Klosterneuburg, on the outskirts of Vienna.


Nurturing Curiosity From the Start

Campus - May 22

Ground-breaking new kindergarten and press conference "Masterplan 2036". The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is growing. The campus is also being further expanded. The Institute's "Masterplan 2036" construction plans were presented on Tuesday by Federal Minister Martin Polaschek, Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Deputy Governor Stephan Pernkopf, and ISTA President Martin Hetzer.

Life Sciences - May 16

Beneath the Surface

Life Sciences

To grow their roots, plants feel gravity - ISTA scientists take a close look.

Innovation - May 6

Bilateral AI - New FWF Cluster of Excellence

They are shaping the next level of artificial intelligence (AI). Four research groups from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) will be working on this mammoth task in a new FWF Cluster of Excellence - together with other scientists from various Austrian universities. The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the participating institutions are now investing 33 million euros in this project, thereby strengthening Austria as a location for AI research.

Environment - Apr 29

The Glacier Researcher


April 29, 2024 C/O Vienna Magazine interview with ISTA Professor Francesca Pellicciotti. Glaciers are not only tremendously beautiful but also tremendously alive.

Physics - Apr 9

The (Un)Reachable States of Matter


New assistant professor at ISTA bridges ultrafast physics and quantum mechanics .

Career - May 15

Exploring Uncharted Territories


Embarking on a postdoctoral journey marks a critical juncture for recent PhD graduates. ISTA wants to encourage ambitious researchers to follow their curiosity, even if it means taking risks. With its -high-risk and high-reward approach,- the

Biological Timekeeping

Life Sciences

New assistant professor at ISTA investigates how cells keep track of time. The human body has adapted to Earth's day and night cycle.

Physics - Apr 23

ISTA Physicists Admitted to Young Academy


With Kimberly Modic and Hryhoriy Polshyn, ISTA counts seven members in ÖAW body .

Campus - Apr 9

New Leadership Team


ISTA welcomes three new Vice Presidents to strengthen institute management.