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A Summer Celebration for everyone: WU celebrates the end of the academic year and 5 years of Campus WU

Yes­ter­day, June 14, 2018, WU wel­comed its stu­dents, part­ners, alumni, and neigh­bors to the an­nual WU Sum­mer Cel­eb­ra­tion. Around 7,500 guests came to Cam­pus WU to cel­eb­rate with us. The oc­ca­sion also marked an­other spe­cial an­niversary: 5 years of Cam­pus WU. Top-40 re­cord­ing artists Folk­shilfe, Möwe, and Si­mon Lewis rocked the crowds and ad­ded to the cel­eb­ra­tion.

For the past three years, the WU Sum­mer Cel­eb­ra­tion has been a high­light in the so­cial cal­en­dar of all of WU’s friends and sup­port­ers. This year, we cel­eb­rated both the end of the aca­demic year and 5 years of Cam­pus WU. A very di­verse en­ter­tain­ment pro­gram awaited the guests: The kids’ pro­gram star­ted at 3:00pm, and dur­ing the after­noon, Krone­hit-DJ Mat­thias Daniel played con­tem­por­ary elec­tronic dance tracks to get every­one in the mood for the even­ing’s fest­iv­it­ies. Awards for out­stand­ing per­form­ance The Sum­mer Cel­eb­ra­tion star­ted off with a spe­cial pro­gram for the WU com­munity: the WU Awards. Like every year, WU held this ce­re­mony to re­cog­nize and honor the ex­cel­lent per­form­ance of its re­search­ers and teach­ers. WU and the City of Vi­enna also presen­ted the Tal­enta Awards to the au­thors of the year’s six best bach­elor’s and mas­ter’s theses. Top acts After the WU Awards ce­re­mony, WU Rector Edel­traud Hanap­pi-Eg­ger of­fi­cially opened the WU Sum­mer Cel­eb­ra­tion.

As in pre­vi­ous years, pop­ular Aus­trian musi­cians per­formed on stage and fired up the crowds. This year’s cel­eb­ra­tion was truly star-stud­ded: Aus­trian Top-40 per­formers and win­ners of the Amadeus Music Awards Folk­shilfe and Möwe rocked the Red Bull stage, fol­low­ing Si­mon Lewis and the open­ing act, The Chaos Circle. Later, night owls moved on to the neigh­bor­ing nightclub Prater Sauna to party on into the small hours. The WU Sum­mer Cel­eb­ra­tion’s main spon­sors Hofer, KPMG, Red Bull, and Krone­hit ra­dio also provided a lot of en­ter­tain­ment for our guests.

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