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[Translate to English:] Gerald Reiner

How the retail industry can reduce food waste

Globally, 1.3 billion tons of edible food per year is wasted in retail and consumption. This equals around 35 % of food produced along the entire supply chain, from production to consumers. WU…

[Translate to English:] Sonja Sperber

Gender Data Gap: Why women still find themselves disadvantaged

While the Gender Pay Gap describes gender inequality on the job market, the term Gender Data Gap refers to inequalities in social development as a whole: Most socio-organizational decisions are based…

[Translate to English:] Susann Fiedler

Group Behavior: How People Make Decisions

Exclusion is omnipresent in social interactions. So is the fact that we prefer to surround ourselves with like-minded people. In her new study, WU researcher Susann Fiedler from the Institute for…

[Translate to English:] Jürgen Braunstein

WU researcher Jürgen Braunstein wins ERC Starting Grant

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…

[Translate to English:] Jesús Crespo Cuaresma

UN Climate Conference: Launch of World Emissions Clock

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…

[Translate to English:] Produktivitätsrat

Four WU researchers appointed to join the Austrian Productivity Board’s pool of experts

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…

[Translate to English:] Katrin Hummel

From Greenwashing To True Responsibility: Companies' Climate Reporting

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…

[Translate to English:] Sonja Sperber

Tech start-ups: Lack of women is homemade

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…

[Translate to English:] Birgit Trukeschitz

Long-term care: Mixed reality applications help people in need of care and caregivers

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…

[Translate to English:] Günter K. Stahl

Psychopaths in the C-Suite – Myth or Reality?

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…