ABA Roadshow 2012

bridges, vol. 33, May 2012 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad
By Philipp Marxgut

Texas GroupAustrian Delegation on top of Memorial HerrmannIn the last week of March 2012, a delegation from the Medical University of Vienna, INiTS (the Hightech Business Incubator in Vienna), ABA – Invest in Austria, and the OST were welcomed by the Austrian Honorary Consul Gerald Seidl in Texas for a week of exciting visits, meetings, and workshops. The aim was to identify interest in establishing exchange programs and research cooperation as well as to promote Austria as one of the most dynamic locations for research and development activities in Europe:  offering excellent research universities, a high availability of qualified staff, and a motivated workforce in one of the most secure countries in the world with an unsurpassed quality of life.

Karin Gutierrez-Lobos, vice rector of the Medical University of Vienna, and the neurologist Dietrich Haubenberger, a former visiting fellow at NIH who returned to the Medical University of Vienna in August 2011, explored opportunities for collaboration, exchange, and mutual learning in numerous meetings in Houston and Dallas.

The Texas Medical Center of Houston is one of the world’s leading locations for patient care, research, and education, consisting of 50 institutions dedicated to the highest standards. The Medical University of Vienna, building on a tradition of almost 650 years, is one of the largest biomedical research centers in Europe, linked to Europe’s largest hospital and providing its medical staff.

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