"This award was established to honor individuals and organizations and their outstanding achievements that strengthen Israeli-Austrian relations." said Ambassador Rodgold at the ceremony, which took place in the "Wiener Börsensäle". Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler and Federal Minister Martin Polaschek were present, as well as numerous other guests of honor.
The jury consisted of Ambassador Mordechai Rodgold, Deputy Chief of Mission Maya Karmely Sommer, Dr. Danielle Spera and Mr. Daniel Kapp.
We want to take this opportunity and thank the jury for selecting us and our work for this award. A big thank you also to the staff at the embassy for this wonderful celebration!
Of course, we also want to give our thanks to all our partners and friends, especially in Israel, who help us everyday to foster and grow friendships by supporting researchers, students and staff from both countries and by showing that science and research really connect people. We could not do our work without you!
Last but not least, we thank our students, lecturers and guests, who fill AIANI with life. We dedicate this award to you!