A huge congratulation is due to the Webster University Model United Nations team for its extremely successful performance at its first international Model UN conference, MEDMUN in Menton, France! Our Model UN team sent 17 students to participate and compete against students from other prestigious participating universities—such as SciencesPo, LSE, Princeton, MIT and Cambridge —and came out as champions. Webster students received the second-highest number of awards of all participating universities, only coming after Colgate University, and two of our students received the Best Delegate a
Walter Boltz, Director of e-control and deputy chairman of the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, gave a lecture on the “Future of the European Gas Market” at the European Union House on the 27th of February, 2014.
Internationally Renowned Financial Expert Joel Stern to Teach Finance Course for Webster University and Lauder Business School Students
Webster Vienna Private University, through the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship Grant, and in partnership with Lauder Business School, will have the privilege to host Prof. Joel Stern’s course: “The Theory and Policy of Modern Finance” this Spring.
The International Relations Student Union hosted His Excellecy Ayoob Erfani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Austria, for a guest lecture on March 5, 2014. The well-attended lecture, "The Transformation of Afghanistan: The role of the International Community" highlighted the improvements that have take place in recent years in Afghanistan, particularly in security, education and women's rights. However, the Ambassador stressed the need for further improvements and the obligation of the international community to help. In addition, the ambassador announced that the e
On April 2nd, 2014, Webster Vienna’s Student Government Association hosted the very first International Food Festival on campus. The international student and faculty body got together, cooked, and served a variety of delicious food. Represented countries included Austria, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, Albania, Syria, Mexico, The UK, Hungary, Macedonia, Croatia and many more. Tickets for the event were sold for 2€ each and resulted in almost 200€ which was donated to a great charity, helping children in war zones. The event was a great success.
Yet again, Vienna has been ranked #1 on Mercer's Quality of Living Rankings. Achieving the title now six years in a row, Vienna was also highlighted by Mercer's for being #1 in the world for conferences and corporate events.
The survey analyzed 223 cities using 39 different factors including the following ten categories:
Wednesday, April 2, 2014: With just 20 weeks to go, this week the Palais construction crew moved the scaffolding from the back of the building to the front in order to paint. Inside, they have finished painting the atrium and have only a couple remaining levels of scaffolding remaining.
It is amazing to see how quickly the workers proceed with the carpeting. So far, the 4th and 5th floors are already fully carpeted.
With about 50 workers on the job, renovations are moving forward very quickly.
Dr. Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser, Senior Research Faculty in the department, recently attended Helsinki Photomedia 2014. The Second International Helsinki Photography Research Conference, hosted by Aalto University and gave a presentation there. In her presentation she dealt with the PR campaigns launched by CS Hospice in Vienna, giving an analysis of the image of old age designed in these campaigns. For her research project the institution´s archive of visuals was made available to her.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Palais Wenkheim's Academic Resource Center (ARC) has been quite a challenge to complete over the last few months. In the fall, the workers tore out the old wooden floors completely to prepare to build a new floor/ceiling which would hold the heavy weight of the incoming books. Since, the construction crew has developed a sturdy floor foundation, finished the floor and added carpeting. The following album tells the story of the ARC's development.