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.
Vienna Würstelstand's Christopher Hanschitz, Iwan and Jacob Moss: "Have you ever walked past the palace in which Webster University is housed and been curious about what it looks like inside? Well, we have. So we snuck in there before it opened (well ok, somebody let us in)."
It was somehow eerie being alone in a place that fills everyday with a current of people buzzing with so many ideas, hormones, and so much appetite for the NOW and their future that looks so gloriously untouched.The building that houses such a crowd has a huge responsibility.
Not only has Vienna ranked #1 for 9 consecutive years for having the highest quality of life in Mercer's Quality of Living survey, Vienna has now also ranked #1 for being the "world's most liveable city" by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index.
Leadership fun under the Italian sun. That was our motto for this year’s Webster LEADS Leadership retreat in Pistoia, Italy. And, though, the weather didn’t really hold up to Italian standards, it didn’t shadow the mood of our 30 LEADS students from the Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campus.
Some of you may have already noticed the beautiful artworks that are gracing the walls on the 3rd floor since a couple of weeks. Freshman Reza Noori from Iran is allowing us an insight into his world with pieces titled „Night" or „Denken“ (to think).
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.