[Translate to English:] WU Bühne Festsaal

Academic Freedom

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream Starting on 01 March 2023 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

Research and Teaching Under Attack?

The event is organized by WU in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen

Enabling critical discourse is an integral part of every university. At the same time, universities oppose exclusion, insults, discrimination, populist and polemical arguments. On the occasion of 125 years of WU and the University of St. Gallen, we will discuss discourse capabilities of academic institutions and evaluate when it is legitimate for universities to draw the line.


Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Bernhard Ehrenzeller, Rector, University of St. Gallen

Shalini Randeria, President and Rector of the Central European University

Moderated by:

Michael Köttritsch, Head of the Management & Career and Editorial Training Department at the newspaper “Die Presse”


[Translate to English:] Foto von Rektor Bernhard Ehrenzeller, Rektorin Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger und Rektorin Shalini Randeria

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