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Outstanding ranking results for WU


Two of WU’s master’s programs achieved sensational results in the new QS Business Masters Ranking. Coming in at place 44, WU also did very well in the annual European Business School Ranking issued by…

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…

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…