5 The 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.
6 A 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
7 2011 Research Portfolio 4 research areas seeded: 20 research groups Evol BioComp SciCell BioNeuroSci4 research areas seeded: 20 research groups
8 Research 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
9 IST Austria – Research Clusters Mathematical and Evolutionary BiologyComputerscienceCell Biology - BiophysicsNeuroscience
10 Mathematical and Evolutionary Biology Nick BartonJon BollbackSylvia CremerCarolineUhler
17 IST 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
18 IST 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!
19 The 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
20 Research 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
21 IST Austria Donors Mondi Seminar Center Bertalanffy Foundation Laboratory Buildingvoestalpine AdministrationBuildingRaiffeisen Lecture Hall21
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