Israel and Upper Austria Pan Culture and Science Transfer

Austrian Federal Chancellery (12/03/2007)

Israel and Upper Austria envisage engaging in an intense transfer of culture and science. This was agreed on by Israeli Minister for Science and Sport Galeb Majadle and Upper Austrian Governor Josef Pühringer at a meeting in Jerusalem held in the framework of the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Light of Peace from Bethlehem campaign. Cooperation is to cover alternative energies, mechatronics and nanotechnology as well as participation in the European Cultural Capital Linz 2009. Major projects are planned by Johannes Kepler University in Linz and the Upper Austrian technical universities with Israeli research centers like the renowned Weizmann Institute. Joint work in EU research projects is to be continued. Cultural contacts will be intensified. Israel was invited to participate in preparations of the European Cultural Capital Linz 2009. Among the projects planned is an exhibition on Upper Austrian art during the NS period to be staged in the regional museums.