Academics

The Road From Damascus: One Man’s Journey from Conflict to Community at Webster Vienna

Sitting and listening to Mouhanad tell his story, one almost gets the sense as if the events being told happened a lifetime ago. Even with a responsive gasp and headshake in shock, awe, disgust, Mouhanad rarely loses his cool. But one can still tell how important his tale is to him: not only does his goulash lie nearly untouched for the duration of his storytelling, but one can’t ignore the resentment rising in his voice when he speaks of the senselessness of the conflict which drove him here, to Vienna.

Celebrating the Class of 2019: Graduation in Historic Hofburg

Celebrating the Class of 2019: Graduation in Historic Hofburg

Inside of the beautiful Hofburg Imperial Palace in the heart of Vienna, Webster Vienna Private University’s Commencement Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 18th 2019. As a major milestone in the lives of our students, 89 of the 114 students from the Class of 2019 walked in the ceremony. This included students of 35 different nationalities, across 6 continents, further highlighting the international focus of Webster Vienna.

Borealis AG Scholarships Inspired Webster Vienna Students to Make an Impact

By awarding the generous scholarship contribution to Webster Vienna Private University students, Borealis AG has provided financial aid to qualified students of less than favorable economic backgrounds, while emphasizing the value of higher education.

early one month after Cyclone Idai slammed into the southeast African coast, the streets of Mozambique’s busy port city of Beira are “returning to life” as the search for survivors continues throughout neighboring Zimbabwe.

Mozambique’s Beira City ‘Returning to Life’ Needs Your Support

Nearly one month after Cyclone Idai slammed into the southeast African coast, the streets of Mozambique’s busy port city of Beira are “returning to life” as the search for survivors continues throughout neighboring Zimbabwe. Acting proactively to this disaster, Webster Vienna’s Center for Liberal Arts organized on April 24th a Marlene Rutzendorfer’s “Keystone Seminar: City Life - Cities in Transition” course student’s attended the seminar: “Cyclone Idai and post-disaster recovery in times of climate change”. The host, Dr. Valentin Seidler, developmental economist and former representative of the Austrian Red Cross to the EU Commission in Brussels discussed how to build strategies for short-term relief and long-term development.

Syrian Journalist Rania Ali Awarded with a Fulltime Scholarship at Webster Vienna

Webster Vienna Private University proudly awarded a full-time scholarship to Ms. Rania Ali, enrolled in the International Relations Bachelors program beginning the Fall 1 term. She is one of many standout students awarded scholarships for the coming academic year, and joining a competitive international student body at Webster Vienna.

A talk with Dr. Valentin Seidler, Resident Fellow at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History

Cyclone Idai and post-disaster recovery in times of climate change. On building strategies for short-term relief and long-term development.

A talk with Dr. Valentin Seidler, Resident Fellow at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History.

On April 24, the Center for Liberal Arts organized a student seminar and talk with Dr. Valentin Seidler, developmental economist and former representative of the Austrian Red Cross to the EU Commission in Brussels.

Brexit! When, How? All important questions concerning Brexit are still unclear.

Brexit! When, How? All important questions concerning Brexit are still unclear.

Which Brexit variant is the most likely from a current perspective?

Check and comment the discussion held at the Ö1 radio talk show with Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak, director of the Webster Vienna Private University, as well as Cornelia Primosch, ORF London; Dieter Reinisch, Experta at the University of Vienna, and Gregor Schusterschitz, Ambassador - Austrian delegation to the Brexit negotiations.

Visiting Professors at Webster Vienna – Nominate Today!

This is your chance to nominate a renowned professor / senior researcher from any university worldwide to visit the Vienna campus in 2019/20 and spend a week with students, faculty, alumni and staff for an international scholarly exchange. Students, faculty, alumni, staff and members of the Webster network are invited to cast nominations. The deadline for nomination is April 30.

Events on History and Future of Unemployment with Historian Aaron Benanav

The Center for Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the campus visit of historian Aaron Benanav, (University of Chicago), who will discuss his research on the global history of unemployment in a student seminar and a public lecture. Interested students will have the opportunity to participate in the seminar on “Unemployment, automation, and the future of work” and are kindly asked to prepare by reading two brief texts (to be downloaded here: Text 1, Text 2). The lecture, “Adventures of an Economic Concept: Unemployment on a World Scale,” is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

2019 Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship - Iver Neumann

Webster Vienna Private University, through the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship has the privilege to host Prof. Iver Neumann in Spring 2019.

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