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Franz Tödtling, Michaela Trippl, Alexandra Frangenheim


The young IT start-up scene in Nazareth, chemistry in Haifa and IT security in southern Israel: In a Lise Meitner project, the geographer Maximilian...


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Article from the supplement “logisticroundtable”, a special from the international weekly newspaper Verkehr


The population is much further than where politics dares to pick them up


Guest commentary by Martin Heintel in the Wiener Zeitung


Moore und allgemein Feuchtgebiete sind wichtige Kohlenstoffsenken – zumindest noch. Die neue Core Facility "Long Term Wetland Ecosystem Research”...

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