Priorities for science policy in Austria

Based on a review of the available evidence and up to date international comparative data on the performance of the Austrian science system, IHS and WIFO collaborate to provide an assessment of the most pressing priorities for science policy in Austria. Questions which will be addressed include the level of funding for basic research in Austria, the effects of different ways to allocate public funding to basic research, and other potential reforms which may impact on basic research performance in Austria. Effects of basic research will not just include economic, but also societal impacts.