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    The Virtual Student Open Day took place on 16 November.

    While the event has ended, there is still valuable information waiting for you on our website.

    Take your time to discover what ISTA has to offer—you’re just a click away from uncovering a world of opportunities.


  • Welcome to
    ISTA Graduate School

    The Graduate School Office (GSO) at ISTA provides support, development opportunities, funding and advocacy for current and prospective PhD students.

    About Us
    ISTA Campus

  • 7 TRACKS of Scientific Study

    Explore, learn, and grow within our six research tracks led by outstanding scientists

    Chemistry & Materials
    Computer Science
    Data Science & Scientific Computing

    Discover our study tracks videos

  • Join ISTA

    • Fully-funded PhD & intern positions
    • Interdisciplinary program
    • Cutting-edge research
    • BSc & MSc students eligible to apply
    • English-taught program
    • International community
    • Modern facilities
    • Support & development services


    Why ISTA


Our program uniquely fosters, excites and educates students through broad, curiosity-driven research.

Our PhD students’ and faculty’s dedication to excellence and innovation shapes the future of science.


  • Unparalleled Research
  • Pioneers of Science as Faculty
  • Student-Centered Approach
  • Interdisciplinary Program

Get to know our research groups


Meet our PhD Students

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Virtual Student Open Day – 16 November

Missed our Virtual Student Open Day on 16 November ? No problem!

You can still catch up on the recording from our previous event on 2 February, 2023, available on ISTA’s Youtube channel.

Stay tuned as we will soon make the recording from 16 November available too.

Keep an eye out for updates on future events!


A warm welcome from the Graduate School Office to the new PhD cohort

The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time for the Graduate School Office team, and this year is no exception.

We are thrilled to welcome a new cohort of talented students from all over the world to join us in exploring the forefront of technology and science!

The Graduate School Office is very happy and excited to welcome you on board and hopes you all have an amazing experience!

Virtual Campus Tour available

Watch the video to get an idea of what it is like to do research at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria – ISTA.


The ISTernship Research Experience

Three ISTerns share their unique experience at ISTA.

Join the ISTernship summer program and gain hands-on experience working on cutting-edge research projects!

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