Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), based in Klosterneuburg in Lower Austria, is a research institute endowed with the right to award doctoral degrees. Opened in 2009, the Institute is engaged in basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The international Graduate School of IST Austria provides training for a new generation of researchers in an English-speaking environment.

Doctoral studies at IST Austria are a first step into a scientific career. The language of research and instruction at IST Austria is English. The length of doctoral studies depends on previous degrees and individual progress and will, on average, be four to five years. All PhD students admitted are offered employment contracts at internationally competitive salaries and with full Austrian social-security coverage.

IST Austria recruits its researchers – from PhD students to professors – all over the world, selecting them exclusively on the basis of the quality of their research work and their development potential.

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