Last Thursday, April 6th, Webster’s atrium was filled with food, costume, and good vibes from all over the world. The Intercultural Night and Food Festival, organized by the Student Government Association, was a success! Delicacies from all over the world were showcased as guests could taste unique dishes prepared by students, staff, and faculty.
Business and Management Associate Professor Dr. Menbere Workie is publishing a monthly commentary on economics and finance in HN Komentare, the most readable Economic Newsletter in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. His latest commentary was dealing with the question of why public debt is so frightening:
Last Saturday, Webster students ventured to Upper Austria for a guided tour at Mauthausen, a former concentration camp from the National Socialist period of Austria's history (1938- 1945). Students spent the day learning about the tragic history of Mauthausen and the people who were sent there. The camp has been partially preserved and turned into a memorial and educational site.
On March 28th Webster Vienna Alumni hosted an event on campus called "Cultural Speed Dating and Mashup" with their newly established NGO called ICDO (International Cultural Diversity Organization). The mission of ICDO is to promote diversity, interculturality and raise awareness of different cultural expressions in order to encourage the development of cultural interaction.
Professors: Dr. Marc Mehu, Dr. Peter Walla, Dr. Kathleen Hodkinson, staff member: Nataly Loumba, alumna: Kathleen Burns, student: Nikola Gojcai all took part in this year's International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) at the Austria Center Vienna.
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.
Article on a current Bachelor Thesis research of Caroline Gatter, a Webster Vienna student, and Kathleen Hodkinson, Assistant Professor at Webster Vienna Private University, on the differences between Tinder versus online dating agencies.
Webster Vienna Private University will offer a new cybersecurity certificate, starting August 2016. Webster University is the first university in Austria offering a cybersecurity program in the context of a business & management education.
Spielerische Lernmethoden können den universitären Unterricht berreichern, sagen Experten der Webster University - die Hochschulen dürften sie zumeist aber noch zögerlich einsetzen. Besondere Skepsis herrscht offenbar gegenüber Onlinegames.
Peter Walla, Deptartment Head Psychology der Webster Vienna Private University, verwendet eine völlig neue Mafo-Methode zur Erforschung des Konsumverhaltens und damit zur nachhaltigen Produktentwicklung.