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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Martina Hartl

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) Austria
Deputy Head of Unit International Cooperation

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Martina Hartl is Deputy Head of Unit for International Research Cooperation in the Ministry of Education, Science and Research in Austria. With a background in Sociology, her 20+ years career in the Ministry started in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, where she has soon been involved in EU activities, serving as the Austrian delegate in the respective Programme Committees in FP6 and FP7.

From 2009 to 2014, she worked in DG RTD in Brussels as a Seconded National Expert in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities as well as “Sharing excellence and widening participation“. After returning to Vienna in 2013, she joined the Unit for International Research, focusing on bilateral and multilateral collaboration outside the EU and regional initiatives with neighbouring countries (e.g. EUSDR, EUSALP and Western Balkans).

In 2018 she was part of the Austrian EU-Presidency Team and CO-Chair of the Council's Research Working Party, responsible for negotiating the agreement of the Member States for Horizon Europe.
Since 2014 she is a Member of the Strategic Forum for International Research Cooperation and is currently the rapporteur for activities related to Science Diplomacy.