The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria's largest non-university research institute, is among the European research institutes a specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future. In Austria, there are over 1.100 employees - largely based at the main facilities Vienna Tech Gate, Vienna TECHbase, Seibersdorf, Wr. Neustadt, Tulln, Ranshofen and Leoben – working on the development of those tools, technologies and solutions for Austrian industry considered to be of future relevance and which comply with the institute's motto "Tomorrow Today".
The Haus der Natur is a natural history museum in the city of Salzburg. It houses a large exhibition (approx.. 7.000m²) about all aspects of nature, a Science Center, an aquarium and a reptile zoo.
Its predecessor the "Ornithological Institute, Salzburg" was founded in 1913 with the main aim to organize an Austrian bird-ringing scheme. In 1924 the Ornithological Institute was transferred into a universal natural history museum. Since its foundation the museum is organised as a private non-profit association.
With our exhibitions we attempt to inspire our visitors, to stimulate their interest in the natural world and to enhance their understanding for natural processes. As a nature competence centre the Haus der Natur plays an important role in the scientific exploration and documentation of nature in Salzburg.