Austrian of the Year 2007 – Science

DKS receiving the Austrian of the Year 2007 Award

Dr. Johannes Hahn, Minister for Science and Research congratulates Prof. Deborah Klimburg-Salter for the Award “Austrian of the Year 2007 – Science”. It was granted her on 22.10.07 in the Arsenal, in Vienna within the gala “Austria 2007” for her extraordinary achievements. 
Prof. Klimburg-Salter, who comes originally from the US, deals extensively with Afghanistan and the endangered Buddhist culture in the Himalaya. She examines the cultural history of the whole region, which is a melting pot for Chinese, Tibetan, Indian and Persian traditions. Federal minister Hahn is especially impressed by the respect that she shows for foreign cultures.
Prof. Deborah Klimburg-Salter received her PhD 1976 at Harvard University and the Habilitation 1989 at the University of Vienna. Since 1996 she is professor for Asian art history at the University of Vienna.
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DKS receiving the Austrian of the Year 2007 Award DKS receiving the Austrian of the Year 2007 Award DKS receiving the Austrian of the Year 2007 Award