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Strike as grounds for dismissal?


Work­ers’ strikes are a very un­com­mon oc­cur­rence in Aus­tria – hardly any other European coun­try has as few strikes as Aus­tria. Among law schol­ars, the opin­ion has pre­vailed for many years that it was...

When municipalities go bankrupt


It is rare, but not un­heard of for mu­ni­cip­al­it­ies or even provinces of fed­eral re­pub­lics like Aus­tria to file for bank­ruptcy. Only very re­cently, for example, the Aus­trian province of Car­inthia came...

WU Professor Renate Meyer elected to FWF Supervisory Board


Dur­ing the last Assembly of Deleg­ates of the Aus­trian Science Fund (FWF), WU Pro­fessor Ren­ate Meyer was form­ally elec­ted to the FWF Su­per­vis­ory Board. WU and the FWF con­grat­u­late Pro­fessor Meyer on...

Improving energy storage efficiency for cheaper renewable energy


Due to the in­creased use of re­new­able en­ergy sources, the gen­er­a­tion of elec­tri­city is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly de­pend­ent on weather con­di­tions. En­ergy stor­age plants can be­ne­fit from this devel­op­ment by...

WU Professor Ingrid Kubin appointed WIFO vice president


WU is pleased to an­nounce that WU Pro­fessor In­grid Ku­bin, chair of the De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics and head of the In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tional Eco­nom­ics and Devel­op­ment, has been ap­poin­ted vice pres­id­ent...

Less poverty in Asia, more in Africa


Cur­rently, 9% of the world pop­u­la­tion, more than 650 mil­lion people, live in ex­treme poverty. In 2015, the UN ad­op­ted the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, which aims to end poverty around the...