Ambassador Mrs. Talya Lador-Fresher was appointed as new Ambassador of the State of Israel to Vienna in the fall of 2015. On October 20, 2016, the ambassador visited the province of Tyrol for the first time on an official visit. This visit also included a reception at the Salon des Rektors of the University of Innsbruck. The Ambassador was welcomed by the President of the University Senate and Academic Director of AIANI, Ivo Hajnal, as well as the President of the University Council, Christian Smekal. Also attending were the Head of the International Services, Barbara Tasser, and AIANI Coordinators, Eva-Maria Fink and Marion Wieser as well as AIANI-Fellow Dr. Shirly Levy from the Tel Aviv University. AIANI presented the Ambassador the past, current and future program and projects and the Ambassador talked about her vision and ideas for the academic network.
AIANI invited Ambassador Lador-Fresher to come back to the University of Innsbruck soon for a guest lecture.