After this very unusual semester it was very good to see some of our students again for a nice brunch at the Café Namsa in Innsbruck. AIANI wishes them a good end of the semester and good luck for the final exams!
On June 16, 2020, Prof. Andreas Kilcher from the ETH Zurich gave a virtual guest lecture on "Kafka vor Gericht: Recht und Politik im israelischen Prozess um Max Brods Nachlass (2010-2020)".
About 80 people participated, including attendees from various cities in Austria, Israel, Norway and Switzerland. The virtual talk was definitely a success and AIANI as well as the Department of Contemporary History and the Research Institute Brenner-Archiv want to thank everyone who participated and especially Prof. Kilcher for a very interesting talk.
Find more information on the topic and speaker here:
Kafka vor Gericht: Recht und Politik im israelischen Prozess um Max Brods Nachlass (2010-2020)
Prof. Alexander Fantalkin from the Tel Aviv University visited the University of Innsbruck in January - February 2020.
Prof. Fantalkin was invited by Prof. Robert Rollinger from the Department of Ancient History and Acient Oriental Studies at the University of Innsbruck.
The research visit focused on strengthing the cooperation between the University of Innsbruck and the Tel Aviv University and special attention was put on discussing future plans for joint scientific ventures, in particular in the fields that study the interactions between the Greek World and the Ancient Near East during the Iron Age.
Prof. Fantalkin also met with several students from the University of Innsbruck, in order to discuss their academic advances and research.
Furthermore, Prof. Fantalkin gave a public lecture on "Mediterranean Chronology during the Iron Age: Where Do We Stand?" The lecture was well-attended by both students and faculty members, resulting in an inspiring discussions before and after the talk.
AIANI and the Department of Ancient History and Acient Oriental Studies were delighted to have Prof. Fantalkin as a guest at the University of Innsbruck!
Read the report of his stay here:
AIANI Fellow Report
A warm welcome to our new exchange students from Israel! AIANI met with them and Mr. Daniel Schuval, the Erasmus+ ICM Coordinator from the Bar-Ilan University, who visited the University of Innsbruck via an Erasmus+ Training Mobility.
Get-Together with our students at the Café Namsa in Innsbruck! It was very nice seeing them again, before the University of Innsbruck students leave for their semester abroad in Israel and the exchange students from Israel fly back home. AIANI wishes them a good end of the semester and good luck for the final exams!
Last week, Professor Dov Greenbaum visited the University of Innsbruck. Prof. Greenbaum currently teaches law at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel. He is the Director of the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies.
Concurrently, he is also a researcher in the department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Prof. Greenbaum has degrees and post-doctoral fellowships from Yeshiva University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, ETH Zurich and Stanford University. In addition to his academic affiliation and training, he is also an intellectual property attorney (California & USPTO), with experience in the fields of biopharmaceutical litigation, and Hi-Tech patent drafting and prosecution, including drafting in the fields of robotics, software, computer hardware and defense.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Prof. Greenbaum gave a guest lecture on "International Relations as seen through the lens of Space Research and Space Law" at the University of Innsbruck.
AIANI and the Department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck were delighted to have Prof. Greenbaum here in Innsbruck and is looking forward to welcome him here again soon!
In 2019, the University of Innsbruck is celebrating its 350th anniversary. October 15 marks the historic founding day of the University of Innsbruck in 1669 and this year, it was celebrated during a full week of events.
Together with the city of Innsbruck and the state of Tyrol, the university celebrated its birthday with multiple festivities including a rector’s reception, a ceremony in the Tiroler Landestheater, a special university ball, a presentation of the newly written history of the university, exhibitions, etc.
It was our great pleasure to welcome a good number of guests from our Israeli partner institutions here in Innsbruck during this past week. Some fruitful meetings and discussions about future cooperations were held, but there was also time to get together and celebrate the birthday of the University of Innsbruck!
From 23-27 September 2019, the EAIE Conference for International Higher Education took place in Helsinki. AIANI participated at this event, where 6200 higher education professionals from 95 countries met. It was the largest annual EAIE conference to date.
Many of our Israeli colleagues were present as well and lots of fruitful meetings and discussions were held.
Every summer the Intensive German Language Courses, organized by the Language Centre at the University of Innsbruck, take place in July and August. Also this year, four students from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem came to Innsbruck to learn and improve their German language skills.
With lessons in the morning and all sorts of different activities in the afternoon, the 3-week course is a great opportunity to learn and practice German and get to know the people and culture of Tyrol.
The students from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem received a scholarship from the University of Innsbruck that covered the course fees as well as the accommodation costs.
AIANI organized a special visit to the Jewish Community for Tyrol and Vorarlberg for the students, where the honorary president Dr. Esther Fritsch gave a tour for the group and told them about the history of the community and the synagogue in Innsbruck. Afterwards, the group met for a little get-together with students from the University of Innsbruck.
On another day they visited the exhibition “Architecture Speaks: The Language of MVRDV” at the Tyrolean architecture center “aut. architektur und Tirol” in the Adambräu building in Innsbruck. Following the tour, AIANI took them to the “Café Central” to enjoy some traditional “Sachertorte” and coffee.
AIANI was happy to have these wonderful students here in Innsbruck and wishes them all the best for their future. It would be great to welcome them back soon!
From June 23-24, 2019, representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Education and the non-profit organization Givat Haviva visited the University of Innsbruck. On Sunday night they went to the benefit concert of the Uni-Orchester and enjoyed a wonderful muscial evening.
The following day they visited the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies at the Grillhof Education Center, where Dr. Josefina Echavarría Alvarez and Dr. Noah Taylor gave a very good insight into the institution. The tour and presentation at the Grillhof Education Center was followed by a joint lunch.
Later that day they met Rector Tilmann Märk, as well as Prof. Ivo Hajnal, Prof. Dirk Rupnow, Prof. Andreas Oberprantacher, Prof. Ulrike Jessner-Schmid and Dr. Barbara Tasser for interesting discussions.
AIANI was delighted to have them here in Innsbruck!