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"The way of progress is neither swift nor easy"

Marie Curie



Modern society is at a crossroads.

With technology revolutionising the job market and the internet reshaping people’s lives, it is a time of challenges and opportunities. Today, researchers are expected to utilize technology and information to further their scientific research, to communicate it effectively to the public, and to realise its potential in the market.  At the same time, researchers face the risk of becoming overwhelmed by the diversity of information.

The MCAA General Assembly, which will be held in Vienna, Austria, will address these issues with next years’ core theme being - ‘Research and Innovation beyond the Information Age’.



Are you ready to embrace the future and discuss the role of research in society?

Join us for a range of keynotes and training sessions aimed at addressing the evolving research environment - from how to write proposals for individual fellowships and European Research Council grants, to starting an entrepreneurship venture, and transitioning from academia to industry.


Explore new career paths, discover the opportunities of industry 5.0, and network with international researchers and innovators.


Shape the way of progress, now.








The MCAA General Assembly and Annual Conference will take place at the prestigious University of Vienna (Uni Wien), in Vienna, Austria, on the 24th and 25th February 2019.

The MCAA General Assembly will take place on Sunday 24th February 2019, and is restricted to MCAA members.


The Annual Conference will take place on Monday 25th February 2019 and is open not only to MCAA members, but also non-members.


Are you interested applying for a  Micro General Assembly Grant?





Vienna is the federal capital and largest city in Austria, it being one of nine states in Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city and is host to many major international organisations, including the United Nations and OPEC. The city is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.



Vienna University

The University of Vienna is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the largest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned, especially in the Humanities. It is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home to a large number of scholars of historical as well as of academic importance.

Find more info about the venue and how to get there.

Live streaming

Did you know that parts of the conference can be followed remotely via our live stream?

More info coming soon!




The MCAA are thrilled to announce that Austrian Airlines will be the Official Carrier for the 2019 MCAA General Assembly & Annual Conference.

As the official airline, all delegates, members, non-members and accompanying persons will receive a 15% discount off all published fares for Austrian Airlines flights to Vienna.

The flights are bookable online via



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Vienna has a wide selection of accommodation, here are some suggestions (please note this list is not exhaustive). 

Of course you are welcome to make alternative accommodation arrangements to suit your needs.




The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365.  Being one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world, it is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and the academic home to a large number of scholars of historical and academic importance.  The following maps provide further details to assit you in getting to/from the University (maps courtesy of Universität Wien).


Getting to Vienna

There are a number of options to get you to Vienna, by air, rail or road.


Getting around Vienna

Vienna is approximately 16km north-west of the Vienna International Airport; with its extensive transport system, Vienna city centre can be easily accessible.




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The MCAA is an EC (European Commission)-funded network of 11,000+ members.  Our membership is composed of top researchers who are, or were, beneficiaries of research mobility funding under one of the past or current schemes within the EC’s highly-selective Marie Curie programme, where only the best early-stage and confirmed researchers qualify for European funding.  The MCAA network represents a valuable asset and partner for any organisation connected with research and innovation, especially as our members are active in a broad range of research fields, and are based in (and originate from) many different countries around the world.

The Association manages member-led activities throughout the year, and organises its annual meeting - the General Assembly and Annual Conference - at the beginning of each year.  The 2019 event will take place in Vienna, on 24th – 25th February, and will gather around 600 researchers, academics, European Commission staff, Austrian officials, and will feature renowned speakers contributing to the conference panels, workshops, and career fair.

Partnering with MCAA’s unique network of highly-talented researchers offers exciting opportunities and benefits, and we would be glad to discuss possible cooperation with you and your organisation.


Do you want to become a partner? Contact us either by e-mail or by using the contact form!



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