The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW)
The OeAW is Austria‘s central non-university basic research institution. Its statutory mission is to promote science in every way.
Founded in 1847 as a learned society, today the OeAW has over 770 members and 1,600 employees dedicated to innovative basic research, interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge, and the dissemination of new insights with the aim of contributing to progress in science and society as a whole.
The OeAW operates 28 research institutes in the humanities and the social and natural sciences. The Academy stimulates pioneering research by taking up future-oriented topics and ensuring the preservation and interpretation of cultural heritage.
The OeAW supports young researchers through diverse opportunities within its research institutes and by awarding fellowships and prizes. The OeAW assures research quality through a series of measures and constantly seeks to improve them. An ongoing goal is a critical investigation of the criteria by which the quality and performance of research is assessed in all disciplines.