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A partner of universities

When dissimilar partners - such as science and the business community – join forces, innovation often results from the combination of different competences, resources, approaches and talents.

Since the 1980s, Bank Austria has been rendering a wide range of services to university professors, assistants and students. These include co-operation on the occasion of conferences and symposia, the publication of lecture manuscripts and brochures, and the organisation of further-training seminars and pre-vocational workshops. Moreover, Bank Austria supports university exchange programmes as well as guest professorships and mobility scholarships.

Bank Austria also runs non-profit foundations for the promotion of science and research at the University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, the Vienna University of Veterinary Medicine, the Vienna University of Technology, and the Faculty of Social Science and Economics of the University of Innsbruck.

Dialogue between Science and the Business Community

These foundations grant scholarships, support university projects, award research prizes, promote interdisciplinary initiatives, organise lecture series on specific subjects, sponsor exchange programmes, and implement a broad range of scientific projects. Numerous joint events serve to promote a continuous dialogue between research and the economy at the university level.

Activities are funded from interest earned on the assets held by the foundations. Funding is granted on the basis of a thorough selection process by advisory boards comprising top representatives of the universities concerned and of Bank Austria.

Moreover, Bank Austria has set up Foundation Chairs at the University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Economics and the University of Linz. Bank Austria is also one of the main donors of the Jubilee Private Foundation of the Vienna University of Economics.

Foundations of Bank Austria:

  • for the promotion of science and research at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
  • for the promotion of science and research at the University of Vienna.
  • for the promotion of science and research at the University of Innsbruck, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • for the promotion of science and research at the Vienna University of Technology.
  • for the promotion of science and research at the Vienna University of Veterinary Medicine.

Cooperation arrangements of Bank Austria:

  • Jubilee Foundation of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
  • Foundation Chair at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Business Formation Research, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
  • Department for Business Formation Research at the University of Linz.
  • Foundation Professorship at the University of Vienna.
  • Mobility scholarship at the Vienna University of Technology.
  • Various other cooperation arrangements.

For more information please contact:
Alvin Krauss, Head of the Secretariat to the Managing Board of Bank Austria, alvin.krauss@unicreditgroup.at.