The Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck – founded in 1669 - is the largest university in western Austria. Located on a traditional north-south route connecting Europe, it is internationally oriented and regionally rooted.
Conscious of this tradition, it builds bridges to the future. Its strength lies in its ability to productively combine supposedly contradictory elements: globally oriented and regionally motivated research questions, self-confidently breaking with the familiar and carefully dealing with the tried and tested, making use of the freedom of science and at the same time dealing with it responsibly. In this balanced diversity, the University of Innsbruck acts from and in the middle of society. This is also reflected in its current research foci: These include Alpine Space - Man and Environment, Cultural Encounters - Cultural Conflicts, Molecular Biosciences as well as Physics and Scientific Computing. It makes the findings from its research available to society in order to initiate and further develop well-founded debates within and outside the scientific community.
Therefore, the University of Innsbruck is an ideal partner in the Citizen Science Network Austria, which is especially essential for citizen science projects in the Alpine region. This is also demonstrated by the fact that the University of Innsbruck hosted the Austrian Citizen Science Konferenz in June 2019. We are very pleased to have this motivated and competent partner in our network.
For the University of Innsbruck
Rector, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tilmann Märk