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Cyberattack targets ISTA

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) in Klosterneuburg is the victim of a targeted cyberattack

On November 2nd 2022, the Institute was forced to take all servers used for the Institute's operations offline, including the application portal.

Information on the further consequences of the cyberattack cannot be given at this time. We are unfortunately not reachable via email or other channels, and do not have a firm timeline on when the application portal will be functional again.

IST-BRIDGE Postdoctoral Call: As the application submission portal (GenApp: https://apply.app.ist.ac.at) is currently off-line, the planned upcoming deadline (05/11/22) will be postponed. Please monitor the ISTA website (https://ista.ac.at - once operational), as well as ISTA social media channels for updates.

ISTA PhD Program: The application submission portal (https://apply.app.ist.ac.at) is currently off-line, however the application deadline remains January 8, 2023. We still plan to have the Virtual Student Open Day take place on November 24, 2022, however the registration portal is currently off-line. Please monitor the ISTA Graduate School website (https://phd.pages.ist.ac.at - once operational), as well as ISTA social media channels for updates.

Onboarding new scientists (interns, postdocs): The portal is currently offline. We are committed to ensuring your stay at ISTA starts as scheduled. If you still need to submit documents for your stay, please have your documents ready for submission as soon as the portal opens again. Please monitor the ISTA website (https://ista.ac.at - once operational), as well as ISTA social media channels for updates.