Why should students attend our courses? We have an innovative teaching philosophy - but does it work? Take a look at the evaluations of our courses and some testimonials from students here.
Evaluations in the summer semester 2023
Sidan Raeskyesa: "Investment and Social Development"
Hannah Grace Musatto - Exchange Student from Bentley University, USA
The Investment and Social Development course is unlike any other Economics course I have taken. The learning modality is more of what you would expect from a casual discussion on investment-related current events with your peers. It was so great to collaborate and converse with fellow students throughout the semester. I truly believe we learn more from each other; our lecturer Sidan Raeskyesa understands this and never lectured at us or asked us to memorize slides but rather encouraged us to put our diverse and varied minds together to explore social issues relating to investment. This course allowed me to push the boundaries of my academic comfort zone, as the purpose of the study isn’t to get a “right” or “wrong” answer but rather to explore the grey area in between by posing analytical questions and coming up with creative possibilities.
Mehrona Ismailova - WU Vienna
What made this lecture truly unique was the multicultural environment. International students from various countries were present in the audience, each bringing their perspectives and experiences. Throughout the course, Sidan Raeskyesa (our lecturer) interlaced theoretical concepts, real-life examples, and case studies to illustrate the details of foreign investment. Most of the time, we had real cases, and everyone from the audience could participate in the discussion. This was the first time that I truly enjoyed a lecture. It was different from every lecture that you already know. We, as students, were part of navigating complex topics such as investment incentives, regulatory frameworks, and the role of multinational corporations; regardless of our prior knowledge, we could follow along. Moreover, there is not any typical hierarchy between the lecturer and students. Therefore, one was truly free to speak their opinion on certain topics without feeling judged.
Ashley Simpson: "Financial Systems and Government Regulation"
I have learnt so much and it has truly inspired me in terms of how I want to use my business degree and what I want to do later. This course has been by far one of my favorites throughout my time at university. Thank you for your enthusiasm, dedication, and support throughout the semester!
I have never taken such a well-structured course at the WU! Being taught by you, was really a great experience besides the typical WU Austrian course structure, and I would highly encourage all of my uni colleagues to sign up for your course if there was such an offer in the future! Never felt so much heard as in your course!
Although finance is not my primary interest, I feel like it was one of the most beneficial classes I've ever taken.