After 12 memorable and accomplished years of being the President of our Vienna Chapter Alumni Association, Mr. Stefano Cantini will be passing on the torch to Mr. Franz Weber. His farewell words you can read in his letter.
More than 200 guests attended the annual Alumni Symposium of Webster Vienna Private University at Palais Eschenbach to listen to a podium discussion full of distinguished speakers discussing the following topic: „ Austria & the EU: 20 Years of Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned”.
On June 8th members of the Webster University board of trustees, the Vienna campus advisory board, and several alumni had the opportunity to exchange insights and reflections from Webster’s past and future during a networking event.
Gender equality and diversity as the secret to economic success
The Alumni Symposium hosted by the Alumni Association at Webster University took place on November 24th in the beautiful Palais Eschenbach in Vienna’s first district. Palais Eschenbach is owned by the Austrian Business Association and offered a historic setting to the pleasant atmosphere. The panel consisted of four women and two men, each from a leading role in the business world. Reflecting on their personal experiences, the group produced a lively debate regarding gender equality to-date and its status of “under construction” within most career fields.
The Mentoring-Kickoff was much more than just a well organized event, it is a value added for students and an USP for Webster Vienna Private University. Student days are not only one of the most beautiful periods in our lives, but also one of the most important ones, and I'm pleased to take part in a process of shaping a student's career and future success (Stjepan Pticar, MBA '06).
Eva Petrič, a Webster Vienna alumna who graduated with a BA in Art and Psychology in 2005, has launched an exhibition just around the corner of Palais Wenkheim. Located in stilwerk (Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna), and called "playGROUND – there’s no place like home", it asks questions about space and identity. "What is our home, where is our home? What defines the concept of home? Territory, language, culture, traditions, family, relatives, physical borders?"
An article co-written by Dr. Bradley E Wiggins, associate professor and department head of media communications, was recently re-published in Hungarian by the peer-reviewed, online journal Apertúra. The article was identified as a definitive piece of scholarship on the topic of internet memes and was included in a special issue of Apertúra along with re-publications of related, definitive scholarship by others.
Article on innovation within Webster Vienna along with a special feature on the Vice President and Provost of Webster University, Dr. Julian Schuster, and the Head of our Business department in Vienna, Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis.