Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst
- Decoration instituted on 25 May 1955.
- Decoration awarded to Austrians and foreign leading figures who have distinguished themselves and earned general acclaim through especially superior creative and commendable services in the areas of the sciences or the arts.
- Decoration have III divisions: Decoration for Science and Art, Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class and Cross of Honour for Science and Art. Crosses are not technically counted as lower classes of the Decoration for Science and Art, these are nevertheless affiliated with it.