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Dr. Michael Häupl

Mayor of Vienna

“As mayor of the City of Vienna I am very proud of the Center of Molecular Medicine because it is one outstanding research institution out of a large number of top scientific institutes based in our city. I personally congratulate Professor Superti-Furga as one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of molecular biology on the excellent work done by him and all scientists at CeMM.

Being able to attract such a great number of brilliant researchers underlines the enormous popularity of Vienna as a business location also because of its ideal geopolitical position in the very heart of Europe being the hub between East and West. And it emphasizes the high quality of life we enjoy to share. But, to be able to achieve excellence, scientists also need relevant financial support as well as proper infrastructure.

Therefore the City of Vienna and the federal state of Austria jointly enabled the construction of a new research facility for CeMM right on the site of Vienna’s General Hospital for mutual transfer of knowledge for the benefit of science and patients. Hence the stage for further success of the hot ‘spot’ Vienna is set.”