5The Spirit of IST Austria International Institution: Science, scientific support, Kindergarten, schools, etc.Objectives:1. Performing world-class research Training world-class scientists.Scientific excellence and promise as only hiring criterion:No predefined professorial slots or research topics Centralized admission of PhD students.No internal hierarchies and boundaries:No departments; single, multi-disciplinary PhD program Few scientific support staff: professors supervising students Sharing of space and other resources.
6A New InstitutionIST created by Austrian lawCampus opening (June)1st lab building (Oct)2nd lab buildingProfessors arriving50 employees in July 2010200 employees by the end of 2011
72011 Research Portfolio 4 research areas seeded: 20 research groups Evol BioComp SciCell BioNeuroSci4 research areas seeded: 20 research groups
8Research Portfolio20112016-person before area quality before speedEvol BioCell BioEvol BioComp SciComp SciPhysicsCell BioNeuroSciNeuro Sci6-8 profsMath4 research areas seeded: 20 research groups6-8 interacting research areas: research groups
9IST Austria – Research Clusters Mathematical and Evolutionary BiologyComputerscienceCell Biology - BiophysicsNeuroscience
10Mathematical and Evolutionary Biology Nick BartonJon BollbackSylvia CremerCarolineUhler
17IST Austria Graduate School Biology, Computer Science, Neuroscience and interdisciplinary areasApplication Deadline: January 15, 2012Bachelor's or Master's degree requiredProgram language: EnglishInternationally competitive PhD salariesCampus Visit Day: November 26, 2011
18IST Austria Graduate School First, unaffiliated phase:Courses; lab rotations; qualifying exam year for MS students; 1-2 years for BS students.Second, affiliated phase:Research; annual progress reviews; PhD thesis years.IST is committed to support scientific careers: Independence of students from projects Thesis committee formed early to accompany studentOur students’ success will be our success!
19The Budget 2007-2016 Public Funding 290 million from Federal Government, thereof 195 million guaranteed(95 million from Federal Government conditioned on third-party funds)140 million from Lower Austria for constructionScience Funding (ERC, FWF, HFSP): until 2011 about 20 million EuroERC Advanced Grants for Nick Barton, Tom Henzinger, Peter JonasERC Starting Grants for Sylvia Cremer, Krzysztof Pietrzak, KrishnenduChatterjee, Jozsef Csicsvari, Michael SixtDonations: currently 17 million EuroBertalanffy Foundation: 10 millionVoestalpine, Raiffeisen: 2 million eachOMV, Mondi: 1 million eachLong-term: licensing of Intellectual Property19
20Research Grants * FUNDING AGENCY AMOUNT GRANTED ERC European Research Council€FWF Austrian Science Fund€DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft€EC Framework Program 7€NSF National Science Foundation€HFSP Human Frontier Science Program€Others€TOTAL€*Oct. 2011
21IST Austria Donors Mondi Seminar Center Bertalanffy Foundation Laboratory Buildingvoestalpine AdministrationBuildingRaiffeisen Lecture Hall21