Hannes Richter

The Vienna – New York Connection

Sister City Partnership Brooklyn-Leopoldstadt

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Last year a partnership between Vienna’s district of Leopoldstadt and New York’s borough of Brooklyn was launched to intensify the cultural exchange between the two districts. During a recent visit to New York from January 23-28, 2008, Vienna’s Deputy Mayor Renate Brauner met with Brooklyn President Marty Markowitz to discuss possible follow-up projects including the field of educational cooperation. She also held meetings with the City of New York’s Finance Commissioner Martha Stark as well as with NY Governor Eliot Spitzer.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

CenterAustria Celebrates

CenterAustria_Busek.jpgThe creation of CenterAustria at the University of New Orleans (UNO) in 1997 is the progeny of an over thirty year model Austrian-American partnership centered around New Orleans. Beginning in the fall of 2007, a year-long series of lectures, conferences, art exhibits and concerts will celebrate CenterAustria’s 10th Anniversary. Since the shocking impact of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and UNO measure time before and after Katrina. The effects of the most devastating disaster in American history affected some of the Center’s programs. Nevertheless, two years after cleaning up “open boxes of no longer crisp Soletti and Manner Schnitten,” Günter Bischof, the current director, and the staff of CenterAustria are again successfully administering UNO’s proliferating activities with its partner university – the Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck.
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Fifteen Years of Austrian-American Educational Cooperation

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“If you can read this, have we got a deal for you!!!” In the mid 1990s brochures with this beckoning slogan appeared on university campuses all over Austria and led to what would become a vibrant exchange between Austrian teachers and New York City’s public schools. With over 1.2 million students, the school district of NYC was experiencing a shortage of teachers of secondary school mathematics and science, while Austria had a number of graduates who were frustrated in their efforts to find full-time teaching jobs.
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

University of Vienna International Summer School

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Summer 2008 marks the 60th year of the University of Vienna’s International Summer School, committed to international education since its founding after World War II.
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Austrian Summer Schools 2008

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For those interested in pursuing summer studies in Austria, whether it be learning German or attending academic lectures on Europe viewed through different fields such as Law, Politics, History, Economics, Art, Music, etc., Austrian summer schools offer a diverse program for every need.

Academic programs include the International Summer Program at the University of Vienna, now in its 60th year, and the University of New Orleans International Summer School at the Leopold Franzens-University in Innsbruck, which is open to all students of accredited U.S. universities and is the largest U.S. program of its kind.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Space Research and the Hubble Space Telescope

Interview with Helmut Jenkner
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Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has allowed for observations of the most detailed images ever taken of objects at the greatest distance possible. This has led to breakthroughs in the field of astrophysics. Austrian Helmut Jenkner, deputy head of the Hubble Mission Office at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, has been intensively involved in the development and operations of the Hubble Space Telescope. He spoke with Austrian Information about his early interests and the highlights of his career in astrophysics in Austria and the U.S.  
Hannes Richter