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Extension of the Irish Studies Agreement with the University of Vienna

The Embassy is proud to announce an extension of the Irish Studies Agreement with the University of Vienna for another two years. The University's Centre for Irish Studies has grown over the years and is a valuable resource for Irish literature and culture.

Pictured is Heinz Faßmann Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs at the University of Vienna and Ambassador Tom Hanney. Credit: University of Austria.

The Embassy and the University have a history of working together going back to 2007. The Irish Studies Agreement is co-financed by the University and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and will allow the University to continue its guest Professor programme, organise a number of cultural events, and to organise and contribute to conferences on important Irish cultural topics.

In extending this Agreement, Ambassador Hanney paid tribute to Professor Werner Huber, whose vision led to the creation and growth of this collaboration, and who sadly passed away in 2016. Under the stewardship of Dr Dieter Fuchs, we are sure that the Centre for Irish Studies will continue to flourish, and we are proud to be a part of this.