About

APRI – the Austrian Polar Research Institute

The Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI) is a research consortium that promotes and coordinates research and education in the area of polar sciences at the participating organisations. APRI currently comprises researchers from the University of Vienna, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Graz, the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics, and b.geos.

The Austrian Polar Research Institute involves 17 research groups, including about 50 scientists in one of the three research areas:

The main goals of the institute are to

  • Facilitate cooperation and enhance synergies in polar research at the national level
  • Foster international cooperation in polar research and represent Austrian research in polar scientific organisations
  • Initiate, develop and support interdisciplinary research at the national and European level,
  • Support early-career scientist in polar research
  • Increase the visibility of Austria in polar research and encourage dialogue of polar scientists with the public

The structure of APRI

Management Team

Director

Vice-Director

Executive Secretary

Vice Executive Secretary

Treasurer

Vice-Treasurer

Faculty (working group heads)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Schweitzer

Vice Executive Secretary

Dr. Gertrude Saxinger

Vice-Director of Finance