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A general overview about research in Austria can be found on

Research in Austria

Basic Information

Researcher's Guide to Austria (pdf)
This guide provides information about Austria in general
but will also give you an idea of the legal basis of entry and residence regualations, taxation and social security.

Science in Austria (pdf)
The booklet „Wissenschaft in Österreich 2016 / Science in Austria 2016“ provides a descriptive overview of the number of study programmes offered, students’ data of Austria’s universities, Fachhochschulen, private universities and University Colleges of Teacher Education, and presents basic information about the Austrian educational system. Additionally, the booklet offers general information regarding research achievements in Austria and the framework of research financing in basic and applied research. Data on the participation of Austrian higher education and research institutions in different national and the EU-research programmes complete the picture.

Austria - Land of Research (pdf)
This broschure attempts to outline a portrait of Austria
as a land of research.
Here you will find all relevant information on the topics science, research and innovation in Austria.


Statistics and Reports

Statistics on Research and Development

Austrian Research and Technology Report 2015 (pdf)
Austrian Research and Technology Report 2016 (pdf, in German only)
The Austrian Research and Technology Report is an annual compilation of current statistics, findings and assessments on research, technology and innovation policy in Austria, providing an overview of Austria’s position in this policy field.


Links to Authorities

Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development
Austrian Science Board (only in German)



Information for mobile researchers

Euraxess Austria
Euraxess Austria represents the national extension of Euraxess – Researchers in Motion which is an initiative of the European Commission and the countries participating in the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research.

The Euraxess Austria portal contains on-line information for researchers moving to and from Austria. The Euraxess Services Centres and Local Contact Points provide free assistance to mobile researchers and their families.

The OeAD and Austrian Research Promotion Agency - FFG are Euraxess Bridgehead Organisations and Services Centres.

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