As an American Study Abroad student, Josie Bowles lights up when explaining that coming to Vienna and attending Webster Vienna Private University was one of the most exhilarating things she has ever done in her life. A third-year student studying Dramaturgy and Theatre studies, she was a Study Abroad student for two consecutive periods: a spring 2019-break program in the Galapagos, and a fall 2019 Semester program in Vienna.
Business and management department faculty and graduate students in the MSc in Finance program were treated to a presentation by Dr. Menbere Workie about his current scholarship. The research seminar, entitled „Do Illicit Financial Flows Harm Economic Growth in Europe?“, delved into the magnitude and knock-on effects of illicit financial flows.
Webster Vienna Private University’s Center for Liberal Arts (CLA) is pleased to announce its support for two international scholars, Ms. Carlie Goode (The College of New Jersey, USA) and Dr. Jernej Habjan (Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), during the current academic year. As a multidisciplinary center dedicated to developing a critical history of the present, the CLA is committed to supporting the innovative research of scholars from throughout the human, social and natural sciences. We are thus very pleased to welcome Ms. Goode and Dr. Habjan to WVPU.
On November 20, 2019, Webster Vienna Private University hosted the annual Bloomberg Career Day on campus, this time organized by Darya Makshyna, our current Bloomberg Ambassador, and Alexandra Deubner, Senior Career Service & Placement Officer. Roughly 20 participants took part in the Bloomberg Career Lunch.
The Psychology Department at Webster Vienna Private University will be organizing a youth conference for high school students who are engaged in a psychology research project within the remit of their "Vorwissenschaftliche Arbeit", "Diplomarbeit", or “IB extended essay”. Interested students are invited to submit a short summary of their research for evaluation by the program committee. Selected projects will then have the opportunity to present their research at the conference in the form of a poster. The best posters will receive prizes.
On October 31 and November 01, 2019, the SEACEN Center organized a two-day research seminar, pooling together delegates from 8 Central Banks in Asia: Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Dr. Maria Teresa Punzi, Assistant Professor of Economics at WVPU, has been leading the project “The distributional Impact of Monetary Policy in SEACEN Economies.” Dr. Punzi, together with Dr. Ole Rummel, have chaired the two-day seminar, and Dr. Punzi opened the event by presenting an overview of the project as well as some preliminary findings.
In cooperation with the Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health Research (University of Newcastle - Australia) and with the Sydney Medical School (University of Sydney - Australia), Dr. Peter Walla had again of his articles published in a Neuroscience Journal (Brain Sciences). Do EEG and Startle Reflex Modulation Vary with Self-Reported Aggression in Response to Violent Images?
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.