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Austria meets Australia

Wednesday, 21 March 2018


In January, Global Issue's Professor Paul Arthur visited Vienna, Austria. On behalf of ECU, Professor Arthur signed a Memorandum of Understanding for joint research activities and exchanges, between the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Edith Cowan University. The Austrian Academy of Sciences is the national learned council established in 1847 that now consists of 25 institutes, including the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities. It’s mission is “to promote the sciences and humanities in every respect and in every field, particularly in fundamental research.”

While in Vienna, Professor Arthur attended an Australia Day event with Dr Brendon Hammer, the Australian Ambassador to Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia & Slovenia, and Permanent Representative to the IAEA, UNODC, CTBTO & OSCE The embassy announced the Memorandum of Understanding in February via Twitter with this photograph of and the symbolic handshake between the Ambassador and Professor Arthur, as an example of the strong bilateral ties that are being developed for education and linkage between Austria and Australia.


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