Dzuljeta Kastujeva, BA graduate in Media Communications, has shared her experiences and tips for those wishing to study at Webster Vienna. Dzuljeta describes how she deepened her knowledge of the media and how it influences society, how the broad range of elective courses available at Webster allowed her to pursue and combine other interests, and the importance of the undergraduate thesis to continuing her academic career after Webster.
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.
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.
Webster Vienna MBA Graduate Jovana Djuric returned to WVPU to discuss her present role at Indiekett, where she is implementing a Quality Management System, and explained how the theoretical knowledge obtained at Webster has been invaluable in her new professional environment.
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.
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.
In 2017, we had the privilege to announce that the student Eva Smrekar has scored in the 97th percentile of the Major Field test. This year, it's Matthew White's turn! He is also a psychology student and scored in the 96th percentile.
Webster Vienna, through the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship Grant, and in partnership with Lauder Business School, will have the privilege to host Professor Joel M. Stern’s course: “The Theory and Policy of Modern Finance” this Spring. A pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of managing for shareholder value, Prof. Stern has published and co-authored several acclaimed books on financial economics and is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Stewart & Co.
The New Student Orientation is mandatory for new students and a great opportunity to meet one’s peers new to Webster and familiarize oneself with the American university system, meet and make an appointment with the academic advisor, learn more about Vienna and all it has to offer to degree seeking students, discuss cultural differences and culture shock, and last but not least get acquainted with the Webster Vienna campus and its various services, staff and faculty.
Dr. Elina Brutschin, latest addition to the Webster International Relations Department Research Faculty, will present a core field of her extensive research activities. She recently presented the findings of using a methodology of computer simulations with regard to EU decision making at the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Conference held at the University of Glasgow, September 3-6, 2014. Dr. Brutschin on her inaugural lecture:
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.
Dr. Franco Algieri, WVPU International Relations Department Head, has recently been interviewed by Austrian military magazine “Militär Aktuell.” The China expert talked about the economic and political background of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) and their new military assuredness.
In his article „Eine europäische Armee – mehr als Zukunftsmusik?“, in the Austrian newspaper Die Presse (Saturday 24 November 2018), Franco Algieri analyzes the recent calls for a true European army by French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Dr. Gernot Gerger from the Psychology department at Webster Vienna Private University was recently featured in a TV special which focused on what makes someone attractive and the science behind this phenomenon.