Find out about all the Institute's past and planned events to fulfill our "Third Mission" here.
All information on our event series "PPP - Pizza, Politics & (Motion) Picture" can be found on the corresponding page: PPP - Pizza, Politics & (Motion) Picture
We cordially invite to the following event:
Sustainable Economics - Book Presentation and Discussion with Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler
With the winter semester 2023/24, the curriculum of the largest Bachelor's programme at WU Vienna will be reformed, featuring also the new study branch "Economy - Environment - Politics". In the course of the reform, the course series "Sustainable Economics" was also revised. The corresponding textbook "Zukunftsfähiges Wirtschaften - Herausforderungen der sozialökologischen Transformation" (Sustainable Economics - Challenges of the Socio-Ecological Transformation) was also republished. The Department of Socioeconomics is pleased to present the new textbook, the course series and the new study branch in detail: As part of the discussion series "WU matters. WU talks.", the authors, Andreas Novy, Richard Bärnthaler and Magdalena Prieler, will first briefly present the textbook, followed by a high-level discussion on the topic of "Sustainable Economics".
Vice chancellor Werner Kogler - Federal Minister for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport
Margarethe Rammerstorfer - Vice Rector for Academic Programmes and Student Affairs
Andreas Novy - Head of the Institute for Multilevel Governance and Development (MLGD)
Presentation: Karin Heitzmann - Head of the Research institute Economics of Inequality
The event will be held in German. It is an in-person event and will take place on campus, there will be no livestream. Registration is required! More information and registration on the event page of WU Vienna: Towards a Sustainable Economy, featuring Vice chancellor Kogler
"WU matters. WU talks." - Land for Debt
"WU matters. WU talks."
Land for Debt - A Geopolitical Solution to the Debt Trap?
On the 15th of June, 2022, our institute head, Prof. Jonas Bunte, gave a lecture as part of the series "WU matters. WU talks." He spoke about the connections between politics and debt, using selected examples of the so-called "debt trap diplomacy". How do creditors try to gain influence and strategically important landholdings in debtor countries, and which creditors in particular push such an approach? Why do some debtors accept such deals and why do others reject them?
The talk was streamed and recorded live and can be accessed on YouTube: Recording on Youtube