Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW)

  • Description
  • The Aus­trian Acad­emy of Sci­ences ist the lead­ing organ­i­sa­tion pro­mot­ing non-​university aca­d­e­mic research insti­tu­tions in Aus­tria. More than 1100 employ­ees carry out exten­sive research projects. Highly qual­i­fied researchers from Aus­tria and abroad are included among the mem­bers of the Aus­trian Acad­emy of Sci­ences an guar­an­tee the “community’s“ excel­lence in the sci­ences and the humanities.

    Mis­sion Statement

    Tasks and Objec­tives of the Aus­trian Acad­emy of Sciences

    To meet its statu­tory mis­sion of pro­mot­ing the sci­ences in every respect, and in the aware­ness of its social, cul­tural and eco­nomic respon­si­bil­ity, the Acad­emy pro­motes and con­ducts application-​oriented basic research.

    Renowned researchers from Aus­tria and abroad have formed a com­pre­hen­sive knowl­edge pool cov­er­ing a wide array of dis­ci­plines for the sake of progress in sci­ence as a whole. All of the Academy’s activ­i­ties are closely net­worked at national, EU, and inter­na­tional level with uni­ver­sity and non-​university partners.

    As a learned soci­ety, the Acad­emy con­tributes deci­sively to assur­ing a highly com­pet­i­tive Aus­trian research, advis­ing decision-​makers in pol­i­tics, busi­ness, and soci­ety on science-​related issues while inform­ing the inter­ested pub­lic about major sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies. The Academy’s mem­bers sup­port this process by mak­ing their broad range of exper­tise avail­able for the Academy’s activities.

    The Acad­emy gives new impe­tus by tak­ing up new, forward-​looking research areas. Sci­en­tific qual­ity, inno­va­tion poten­tial and sus­tain­abil­ity are the main cri­te­ria for the Academy’s research pro­file. As cen­tres of excel­lence, the Academy’s research insti­tu­tions must stand the test of inter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in the form of peri­odic evaluations.

    The Acad­emy offers fel­low­ships to tal­ented young schol­ars in pro­mo­tion pro­grammes that are com­mit­ted exclu­sively on the stan­dards of the inter­na­tional sci­en­tific com­mu­nity, thus giv­ing highly qual­i­fied junior sci­en­tists an oppor­tu­nity to develop sci­en­tific exper­tise. In grant­ing awards, the Acad­emy com­mends out­stand­ing sci­en­tific achievements.

    Mem­ber­ships of the ÖAW

    Mem­ber­ships in inter­na­tional organ­i­sa­tions (Selection):


    Nat­ural Sci­ences, Med­i­cine and Math­e­mat­ics

    Human­i­ties, Cul­tural Stud­ies and Social Sci­ences

    Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Prize

    Fur­ther Prizes

    Cur­rently not awarded



    Website oeaw.ac.at/
    Phone +43.1.515.81-0
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