Research at the University of Innsbruck

The University of Innsbruck is a research university, which comprises of 16 faculties and, to strengthen and sharpen the profile, seven major research areas: Alpine Space - Man and EnvironmentDigital Science Center (DiSC), Cultural Encounters - Cultural Conflicts, Molecular Biosciences, Physics, Scientific Computing and Economy, Politics and Society. In addition, there are four (interdisciplinary) research platforms with various faculties collaborating and 40 research centers. This structure is to promote networking and collaboration between scientists.

Researchers of the University of Innsbruck manage four (Integration) Competency Centers (ICC) (alpS – Centre for Natural Hazard and Risk Management, Technology Center for Skiing and Alpine Sports, Material Center Tyrol, Textile Competence Center Vorarlberg) and participate in three other ICCs ((VASCage, Oncotyrol, Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology) and the Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science & Technology (ESQ). The University accommodates a Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo Latin Studies and two Christian-Doppler laboratories. Two institutes of the Austrian Academy of Sciences are linked to the University: the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information. Special Research Area grants (SFB) - Quantum Information Systems Beyond Classical Capabilities (BeyondC), Cell signaling in chronic CNS disorders (SFB-F44) and Credence Goods, Incentives and Behavior (SFB-F63)  - have been granted, and numerous national and international research networks promote the work of the University’s excellent and renowned research groups. The University of Innsbruck is a leading participant in the EU Quantum Flagship. The fact that three scientists have been awarded the Wittgenstein Prize and numerous researchers have been granted START and ERC grants is proof of the excellent research work performed at the University of Innsbruck.

The University of Innsbruck promotes the transfer of knowledge and transfer of technology by helping to establish contact between industry and science and setting up collaboration between them. The University also possesses its own publishing house - the innsbruck university press (iup) – for scientific publications. The numerous archives and collections form a great scientific and cultural treasure. The Obergurgl University Center is located in the Alpine at an altitude of 1940 meters above sea level. It houses a conference and research center as well as a hotel and is also open for international guests and scientists. The Research Performance Documentation databank (FLD) provides insight into the broad field of research work conducted at the University of Innsbruck. The FLD is part of the University’s quality management program, under which periodical evaluation of research institutions is carried out. 

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