The European Research Council awards Jürgen Braunstein an ERC Starting Grant, one of the most prestigious European science awards. The award is endowed with €1.5 million. Braunstein conducts research at the WU Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience. He was granted starting capital for his research project on Energy Transitions and the Rise and Fall of Great Financial Centers (GFCs).
The World Data Lab (WDL) in cooperation with WU, announced the launch of the World Emissions Clock (WEC) on the margins of the UN Climate Conference in Egypt today. WU and WDL have developed this statistical model in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Patrick McGovern Foundation, the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, and the University of Oxford.
Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Gabriel Felbermayr, Karin Heitzmann, and Klaus Prettner have been appointed experts to the Austrian Productivity Board. In the coming years, the WU researchers will support and advise the board on technical matters.
Should companies disclose their environmental impact data on a mandatory basis? The climate crisis puts a stronger focus on the reporting obligations of companies, a topic that has previously not received much attention. In their new study, Katrin Hummel, Head of the Accounting & Reporting Group at WU Vienna, and her colleague Emira Jasari (University of Zurich) examine the consequences of mandatory climate reporting.
Why are IT-driven start-ups male-dominated? A study by WU Vienna now shows that the lack of women in tech start-ups is not due to women's education or lack of experience but rather based on how start-ups are perceived from the outside: as young, tech-savvy, white and male.
Nutrition as a central part of our everyday lives, but also as a cause of food waste and CO2 emissions, is the subject of the upcoming #wumatters #wutalks Join us to discuss trends and future strategies for the nutrition of the future!
@benjaminschemel Beim Campus WU handelt es sich nicht um öffentliches Gelände, sondern um Privatgrund, auf dem das Hausrecht der WU gilt - dieses besagt ua, dass der ganze Campus werbefrei ist. Wir danken im Voraus für Ihr Verständnis, dass diese Regeln für alle gelten.
The provision of care for people in need of long-term care is facing major challenges. Measures must be taken at many levels to make jobs in this sector more attractive and to ensure the care of those affected. WU researcher Birgit Trukeschitz and her team at the WU Research Institute for Economics of Aging are evaluating the practicality and impact of new technologies developed for older people and long-term care in national and European projects. Now Birgit Trukeschitz has been honored as Researcher of the Month for her work.
Thomas Middelhoff at Arcandor, Richard Fuld at Lehman Brothers, or Jeffrey Skilling at Enron – these CEOs, who bear a large part of the responsibility for major corporate scandals, are often portrayed as psychopaths. The cliché of the monster in pinstripes comes up again and again in films, media reports, and even academic research. A researcher at WU Vienna has now shown that, in reality, there is not much to it.
The growing demand for minerals and the resulting mining activities continue to drive deforestation worldwide. Today, mines worldwide extract more than twice the amount of raw materials mined in 2000. Tropical forests are particularly vulnerable. Until now, the full extent of the impact on tropical ecosystems has been unknown. But researchers from WU Vienna, together with other universities, have now presented the first comprehensive study on the spread of forest loss due to intensified mining.
WU Professor Wolfgang Obenaus, a high-profile business communication expert, has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class. On behalf of Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, Christoph Ramoser of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (bmbwf) presented Prof. Wolfgang Obenaus with the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class, during the ASEA-UNINET Plenary Meeting in Linz.
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