A Message From Our Director E

Welcome to the pages of the Office of Science & Technology!


The Office of Science & Technology (OST) at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC, is an initiative of the Austrian government. Our mission is to “Build bridges of knowledge and expertise between Austria and North America.


The OST goal is to foster closer ties between Austria, the United States, and Canada in science, research, and higher education. We try to initiate, facilitate, and coordinate activities in these fields between partners on both sides of the Atlantic.


For that reason, we have developed a number of tools to trigger and support this transatlantic exchange of people and knowledge – among them, the OST Scientist Network, a network of Austrian scientists, and bridges, our online S&T policy magazine. More than 1,800 users of the OST Scientist Network and over 7,400 subscribers to bridges are part of this virtual community. I hope you find that these instruments, and the information they provide, are useful.


Further information on our activities is found on this Web page. We value your thoughts and questions and invite you to share them with us. Please feel free to offer suggestions on how we can best serve you.


I hope you will enjoy exploring our online home.


Yours sincerely,


Philipp Marxgut


Attaché for Science & Technology, Director of the OST