PhD students receive support through our mentorship and career development programs which focus on training in transferable skills for academia and beyond.
Close mentoring from faculty
Research groups are kept small to ensure direct contact with faculty. Specially appointed mentors, track representatives, the PhD program chair, and the Dean of the Graduate School offer guidance in addition to the students’ direct supervisors.
With regular career talks, skills training sessions, as well as visits from industry leaders, our career development program helps our students prepare for a career in academia, industry, and other sectors.
xista innovation (formerly TWIST)
xista innovation is a company set up by the Institute of Science and Technology Austria specifically to support the commercialisation of technologies and know how developed at the institute.
After graduation, students are invited to join our rapidly growing global network of alumni. With alumni distributed all over the world, membership in the ISTA alumni network opens doors and offers new opportunities.
Through our “Stay in Touch” initiative, there are various ways in which our alumni can benefit from continued connection with ISTA. To explore what the Alumni Office has to offer, please visit the alumni website.
Where do our alumni go?
This infographic shows where our alumni go after they graduate.
Discover ISTA Alumni’s Inspiring Stories
Explore our alumni stories! Our PhD graduates share their journeys, achievements, and how our Graduate School influenced their successful careers in different research areas.
Still thinking about joining ISTA for your PhD program? Our alumni are here to provide you with the perfect reasons to join our scientific community.