At the press conference, held within the premises of the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna, the Austrian Private University Conference (ÖPUK) marked its 20th anniversary today by presenting its achieved results, current developments, and future plans.
On 11th June 2019, Webster Vienna Graduate students taking the Management course in Corporate Responsibility and Society travelled with their instructor, Dr. Eva Zedlacher, to the Vöslauer Mineralwasser production facilities in Bad Vöslau. Herbert Schlossnikl, CEO and Head of Sustainability at the market leading Austrian mineral water producer, guided the students through the company’s latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report and answered questions relating to challenges for effective CSR at Vöslauer.
Webster Vienna Alumni Eleonora and Isabella Neri, who both graduated in 2013 with a BA International Relations, discuss how Webster gave them the tools to begin their exciting professional lives, their fondest memories at WVPU and some helpful tips for current and future students.
“NeuroIS Conference 2019: Psychology student receives the prize for the most visionary paper” - During the NeuroIS Conference in June 2019, the Psychology department’s head, Dr. Peter Walla, in collaboration with the student Sofija Lozovic, won the “Zemlicka Award – The most visionary paper”.
After taking over the family business four years ago, Anna Schallehn-Schmidberger realized she required greater competence in business and marketing if she was to succeed in putting her own stamp on the shop and its products. Therefore, Anna chose the MSc in Marketing at Webster Vienna to take the next step in her educational and business career.
From May 27th to 31st 2019, selected students from the international Webster community descended on St. Louis, Missouri for the biennial Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS). This year, students from St. Louis, Ghana, Leiden, Geneva and Vienna came together to exchange their valuable experiences as student leaders at their home campuses, while taking part in activities which helped to facilitate intercultural exchange and positive group dynamics.
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.