The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) was established in 1847 as a scholarly society. It is Austria’s largest non-university research organization. Researchers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences conduct cutting-edge basic research, fostering interdisciplinary knowledge exchange, and disseminating new insights with the goal of advancing science and society as a whole.
A HISTORIC BUILDING WITH A MODERN VISION
The main building of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, located at Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2 in the heart of Vienna, is an architectural landmark with a rich history. It was designed by Jean Nicolas de Ville-Issey and built in 1753/55 for the University of Vienna. In 1857, it was transferred to the “Imperial Academy of Sciences”, which Emperor Ferdinand I had founded a decade earlier. Today it forms the center of a hub of the “Academy Campus”, a center of knowledge and research at the heart of Vienna that includes the iconic Art Nouveau building of the former Österreichische Postsparkasse.
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Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2