Austria is a landlocked country in central Europe with a population of around 8.5 million. It is bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Litchenstein. It is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps. Austria joined the EU in 1995.
STFC works extensively with Austria both through their membership of international collaborations like the European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory and on individual projects.