Austrian Friends of Tel Aviv University
Ms. Christl Langstadlinger
Universität Wien, Fakultät für Physik, 1090 Wien, Boltzmanngasse 5, Austria
Tel: +43-1-4277 51108
Mobile: +43-664 60277 51108
Founded in 1980, the Austrian Friends of Tel Aviv University has grown to a membership of over 300. The association has established various projects at TAU in the fields of cancer research and medicine, music, physiology, biotechnology, astronomy and physics, as well as support for student fellowships. An Austrian-sponsored project in the sphere of human rights, "Fighting Hunger," was distinguished with the Bruno Kreisky Award for Merit.
The Austrian Friends promote joint projects, lectures and publications with TAU. The association places emphasis on scientific exchange between the two countries, realized through many long-standing collaborations between Austrian Universities and TAU. These strong ties are symbolized through TAU's number 1 gate, aptly named the "Austria Gate." A significant milestone in this relationship was realized through the signing of a collaboration agreement with the Austrian Federal Minister of Science and Research Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle in 2011. Other cooperation agreements with TAU include with the Medical University of Vienna.
Honorary President: Dr. h.c Hella H. Gertner
President: Dr. Hannes Androsch
Dr. Hannes Androsch was born in Vienna in 1938. He has held numerous top public positions including as Austrian Federal Minister of Finance (1970-81), Vice Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (1976-1981), and Director General of CA Creditanstalt Bankverein (1981-1989). Today he is an industrialist and is highly involved in political, economic, social and scientific affairs.
Androsch has received many distinctions and awards and is the author of numerous publications.He is also the founder of a highly-esteemed private scientific foundation in Austria.
Androsch is highly respected as an "elder statesman” whose opinion is frequently sought after on current affairs. www.androsch.com