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View of the International Mountain Conference poster exhibition

800 moun­tain resear­chers met in Inns­bruck

From 11 to 15 September, the University of Innsbruck hosted the second International Mountain Conference, the world's largest conference exclusively on mountain issues. Over the course of four days, numerous experts from a wide range of disciplines engaged in an interdisciplinary exchange on various aspects of mountain research.

Rainbow over a meadow in the Alps with plastic tarpaulins marking out an area.

Stu­dies show­case long-term effects of drought

With the effects of climate change underway, drought is becoming an increasing problem in many parts of the world. Michael Bahn, researcher from the Department of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck, was involved in several studies on the impact of drought on ecosystems. These give insight into the complex processes and highlight the importance of biodiversity in enabling natural systems to resist drought.

Coloured shapes

Supp­le­men­tary Pro­gramme on Scien­ti­fic Com­pu­ting

Modeling and simulation are the third pillar of modern science. This winter semester, the Supplementary Programm Scientific Computing starts with four lectures that help to keep up with the continuous development of computer-based methods and tools in one's discipline.

A man sits in front of a screen showing historical documents.

Rea­ding old hand­wri­ting with Tran­skri­bus

Using artificial intelligence, computers can decipher handwritten texts and make them readable for everyone. The Transkribus platform, co-developed at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, makes this technology available to scholars and the general public. An ever-growing group of people are using Transkribus to research their family history.

Blick über die Kreml-Mauer, im Hintergrund Kirchtürme

The role of reli­gion in the Rus­sian “cul­ture war”

In recent years, the Russian Orthodox Church has tried to become an international influencer propagating conservative moral values. This is the research finding of Kristina Stoeckl, a sociologist of religion. Following Russia's attack on Ukraine, many religiously inspired right-wing groups distanced themselves from Moscow at least for the time being. 

Hannes Pichler

Hannes Pich­ler wins New Hori­zons in Physics Prize

Quantum physicist Hannes Pichler receives a highly endowed research prize. He will be awarded a New Horizons Prize in Physics at the Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony. The $100,000 award is given to early-career scientists who have already made a significant impact on their field.

Eine Frau überreicht einem Mann eine Trophäe, recht die Trophäe in Groß

The ELI-Hub Award 2022 goes to Austria

The Austrian Hub is delighted about receiving the Annual Hub Award of the European Law Institute. With this prize, the ELI honours a Hub every year that has made a special contribution to the goals of the European Law Institute.

Flagge der Ukraine weht im Wind.

War in Ukrai­ne: Uni Inn­bruck helps

The University of Innsbruck is dismayed by the war in Ukraine. A crisis team has been set up to deal with the situation and is working on concrete steps to support cooperation partners

28,106 Students all in 2022
4,000 Lectures per semester in the year 2022
62.9 million Euro third party funding and other revenue in the year 2022