Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF)
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The Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) supports scholarship and research in the life sciences, mathematics, information and communication technologies, cognitive sciences, humanities, social and cultural studies, as well as the university infrastructure in Vienna. WWTF assistance and awards aim to strengthen cutting-edge research; funding is usually given to major scientific projects.
Another important institutional focus includes topics related to the interdisciplinary combination of art and the sciences. Recent years have seen a number of clear statements in the area of artistic research, and the “Vienna Impulse Program for the Humanities, Social and Cultural Sciences” (2008–2013) created room for experiments that fall outside of the usual scientific formats.
In summer 2014, Nikolaus Gansterer was commissioned to design the WWTF conference rooms in Schlickgasse. The permanent wall drawing “Inherent Contingencies” will be introduced to the public at a gala presentation event.