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Many Years of Partnership

WU sees itself as an international, forward-looking university that stands for open-mindedness and diversity. These values are reflected in our campus – award-winning architecture designed by top international architects provides our students, faculty, and staff with ideal conditions to discover their own potential and do their best work. The campus’ open architecture creates a multitude of spaces for encounters and conversations, not just within the WU community, but also for and with members of the public, who are always very welcome on campus. WU joined the CEMS network in 1990 and is an active supporter of its mission: preparing students for demanding executive positions in the multinational environments of our globalized world. We are honored to host the 31st Annual Events on Campus WU. We are looking forward to sharing thoughts and ideas with CEMS students and alumni, representatives from other universities, and representatives of the CEMS Corporate Partners. We are especially looking forward to celebrating with graduates from around the world at the Graduation Ceremony, the culmination of the Annual Events.

About WU Vienna

WU in a nutshell – What you need to know about us

WU is one of Europe’s largest, most modern universities of business and economics, located in Vienna, Austria. This renowned university educates the leaders of tomorrow. At WU, students not only receive an excellent academic education, but are also prepared to take on responsibility in business and society.

As a public business university with a strong international focus, WU has an impressive portfolio of academic programs taught in German and English at the bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD levels.

More than 20,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide have chosen to study at WU because of its excellent reputation in research and education in Austria and abroad, as confirmed repeatedly by international accreditation agencies. As one of only 1% of all universities worldwide, WU is proud to hold the three most important international accreditations, EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB.

WU sees itself as a hub for exchange: between teachers and learners, between research and practice, and between the academic and the business communities. That is one reason why WU also maintains close contacts with its international corporate partners.

The state-of-the-art campus WU, situated in Vienna’s 2nd district between the Vienna Messe and Prater Park, is impressive not only because of its award-winning architecture. It is designed to offer free, open spaces and to serve as a place of encounter for everyone. Modern, innovative, and open, it is also a popular venue for university and non-university events.

About 23,000 students, 28% international
2,900 graduates per year
More than 1,000 employees (faculty and staff)
About 240 partner universities worldwide
Close ties with the business community

About CEMS

CEMS – A world of opportunities

CEMS is a global alliance of universities and corporate partners dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders for the challenges to come in a multicultural and interconnected business world.

The CEMS alliance offers a joint academic program called the CEMS Master’s in International Management. It is taught at leading business schools all over the world, including WU.

CEMS was founded in 1988 by four renowned European universities. The concept took off quickly and the alliance grew into a worldwide network of more than 100 academic and corporate members, working together to develop a cutting-edge educational program for tomorrow’s international managers.

The CEMS master’s program has an excellent international reputation and consistently ranks among the top 10 programs in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management ranking.

CEMS alumni are successful managers all over the world. Three out of four CEMS graduates work for multinational companies, and half of them work outside their home country. CEMS alumni truly live the CEMS spirit of global citizenship.

In 2019, the CEMS Annual Events, consisting of the annual meeting, a graduation ceremony, and networking events, will be hosted by WU. Although normally an ad-free zone, WU will be offering selected sponsors the exclusive opportunity to present their company to a unique and international target group at this event.

Over 30 leading business schools on every continent in the world
Over 70 multinational companies and 7 NGOs
About 1,300 students of over 70 nationalities every year
Over 12,000 alumni working in 75 countries worldwide