A thriving campus and community of people from around the world

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is not only committed to excellence in research, it applies this high standard to its services for employees and visitors on campus. The Institute seeks to provide a range of amenities and facilities that make the Institute not only an outstanding place to conduct research, but an outstanding place to work and live.


The campus is located in the historic town of Klosterneuburg only 18 km from Vienna’s city center. ISTA’s campus combines state-of-the-art infrastructure with beautiful natural surroundings. Take a virtual tour with us to explore our wonderful green campus and its buildings.

Housing and food

To perform world-class research, students’ and scientists’ needs should be supported by their living environment. To ease the transition for those new to the area, ISTA provides housing on campus. They range from short-term stays in our guest house to long-term stays in one of our apartments. Learn more about campus living opportunities here.

A light-flooded cafeteria provides well balanced meals for the campus community. The ERROR BAR offers a place to get together and socialize in a relaxed pub atmosphere. Take a look at what our food services have to offer!

Sports and social life 

ISTA features an active and diverse campus life.  Scientists and administrative staff get together for social and cultural activities, ranging from soccer, billiards and skiing to board games, dancing lessons, pilates and yoga courses. The foosball (table soccer) tournament is one of the many highlights on campus. Learn more about sports and entertainment on campus.

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