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Endowment Management Program

The aim of the En­dow­ment Man­age­ment Pro­gram (EMP) is to es­tab­lish a uni­versity en­dow­ment at WU.

The start of the pro­gram was in Oc­to­ber 2010 with the ded­ic­a­tion of the first "En­dow­ment Man­age­ment Gründung­s­preis" of the POK Pühringer Privat­s­tif­tung. Apart from the ne­ces­sary seed cap­ital the price comes also with the com­mit­ment of POK Pühringer Privat­s­tif­tung and ZZ Vermögens­ver­wal­tung GmbH to help WU to build up ex­pert­ise and struc­tures such that the uni­versity is able to man­age the funds in an uni­versity in­vest­ment of­fice.

Through the en­dow­ment the uni­versity should get more inde­pend­ent from pub­lic funds and en­able re­search in pro­jects which would other­wise not be fun­ded.