Working Mode

As an interdisciplinary institute the ITA is part of the OeAW as a whole. The institute is advised by a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The work of the institute is funded from various sources.

Our team

At present, we comprise a team of twenty with a broad range of expertise. Half of the scientific team was originally trained in the natural and engineering sciences, the other half in the social sciences and humanities. The disciplinary backgrounds range from philosophy, sociology, political science and law, to economy, informatics, process engineering, biology and human ecology. Our office team specializes in project management, public relations, events management, IT support and information management. The ITA also supports young academics by employing trainees and supervising diploma and doctoral theses. There is a weekly staff meeting to exchange ideas on interdisciplinary and organisational matters.

Our projects

Our scientific work is organised in projects. Besides thematic working groups, collaborations are often established between the various fields of activity. Depending on requirements, the internal research teams can be temporarily supplemented by external experts. Each project has an internal project advisory board and some also have an external board. Project seminars in which the whole academic ITA team participates take place regularly for the purpose of quality control.

Unsere Projekte

Die wissenschaftliche Arbeit erfolgt in Form von Projekten. Neben thematischen Arbeitsgruppen gibt es oft Kooperationen zwischen den verschiedenen Arbeitsbereichen. Je nach Bedarf werden die Forschungsteams aus dem Kreis des ITA dabei für einen befristeten Zeitraum durch externe ExpertInnen ergänzt. Jedes Projekt hat einen internen Projektbeirat und bisweilen auch einen externen Beirat. Zur Qualitätskontrolle finden regelmäßig Projektseminare mit der gesamten wissenschaftlichen Belegschaft statt.