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"WU Stories of Impact"-project looks at the societal impacts of WU’s research

The WU’s re­search activ­it­ies are a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to the solu­tion of cur­rent chal­lenges with regard to the economy, so­ci­ety, the en­vir­on­ment, cul­ture, and polit­ics. As a pub­lic in­sti­tu­tion, and one of Aus­tria’s most im­port­ant re­search in­sti­tutes, the WU con­trib­utes to shap­ing so­ci­ety and the economy.

The pro­ject “Stor­ies of Im­pact” aims to gather and show the role the WU takes up in so­ci­ety and the ef­fects it has on so­ci­etal devel­op­ment. The pro­ject is be­ing im­ple­men­ted by Florian Find­ler and Car­oline Nwa­for from the In­sti­tute for Man­aging Sus­tain­ab­il­ity.

The di­verse and far-reach­ing re­search activ­it­ies will be presen­ted in the form of case stud­ies – the so-c­alled “Stor­ies of Im­pact”. The res­ults will be com­piled in a bro­chure, which will be pub­lished early next year.

An in­ter­na­tional board of ex­perts is re­spons­ible for the se­lec­tion and qual­ity as­sur­ance of the ‘Stor­ies of Im­pact. The Board, which met for the first time on July 5th, is made up of the fol­low­ing ex­perts:

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Pichler (Vice-Rector for Re­search, Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness)

  • Prof. Dr. Tho­mas Dyll­ick (Head of the In­sti­tute for  Economy and the En­vir­on­ment, Uni­versity of St. Gal­len)

  • Mag. Stephanie Ram­mel (Science with and for So­ci­ety, FFG)

  • Dr. Klaus Schuch (Scien­ti­fic Dir­ector and CEO, Centre for So­cial In­nov­a­tion).

  • a.Prof. Dr. André Martinuzzi (Head of the In­sti­tute for Man­aging Sus­tain­ab­il­ity, Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness ).

The se­lec­ted ‘Stor­ies of Im­pact’ will be pro­cessed and ed­ited for the bro­chure by the In­sti­tute for Man­aging Sus­tain­ab­il­ity in co­oper­a­tion with the sub­mit­ting re­search­ers. In a second step, the In­sti­tute will identify and col­lect ad­di­tional pro­jects from the WU “Re­searcher of the Month”- ser­ies and from ma­jor FWF & EU-Re­search pro­jects.

FLTR.: Stefan Pichler, Stephanie Rammel, Thomas Dyllick, André Martinuzzi and Klaus Schuch

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