Whenever Brill envisions her future, she sees herself traveling and exploring other cultures, which motivates her and leads her to self-discovery. Driven by these emotions, Brill discovered Webster Vienna Private University and Vienna, Austria.
Rania Ali, a student in Webster Vienna Private University's International Relations program, was one of three people honored with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award in Dubai on February 19, 2020. Ali, a Syrian national, won the Tolerance Award in the Visual Arts category for her efforts in spreading awareness about refugee and women’s issues through filmmaking.
Webster's Got Talent, the annual talent show, was in full swing on Friday, February 21 at Ateliertheater (Burggasse 71, 1070 Vienna).
The evening began with a wonderful "magic" show by LEADS students Alessandro Pittiglio, Christof Wegiel and Mike Pliatsun. The Student Government Association's Events Officers, Dmitry Sten and Maria Skvoznova, hosted the event and interviewed each performer, providing light entertainment to keep the event running smoothly.
In a unique ‘group’ interview with Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) scholarship recipient Rania Ali, Nour Barakeh, and with Dr. Heinz Fischer, former Federal President of the Republic of Austria and co-chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, views were shared on a number of pressing issues in international relations, including global citizenry, youth, and female empowerment and world politics generally.
Representatives from Morpher, an online stock trading platform based in Vienna, are collaborating with two business and management courses this Spring Semester on a stock market trading simulation. Students from Dr. Antonakakis’ International Trade and Finance course as well as Dr. Workie’s Principles of Finance will compete against their classmates to earn virtual Euros on the stock market.
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:
Our Webster Vienna Head of the International Relations Department, Dr. Franco Algieri is talking about the effects of the "COVID19 on the economy", for "Eco" and "Eco Spezial" on ORF. The interview starts at 26 minutes 30 seconds. Click on the photo to watch it!
As a student from Bulgaria, Dilyana Pavlova lights up when discussing her choice to pursue her studies abroad in beautiful Vienna. A second-year student of Business Administration shares her experience of studying at an American university in the heart of Europe, and her everyday life as a student at the Webster Vienna Private University.
The interview with our, Webster Vienna student, Diliyana Pavlova, was published in the latest STA Magazine edition.
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.