Blick in die Lernzone beim D3 Gebäude.


Society for Conservation Biology Europe Distinguished Service Award 2024


Clive L. Spash has been named as recipient of a Distinguished Service Award, by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) for his long-standing commitment to the SCB Mission of conserving Earth’s biological diversity.


WU Best Paper Award


Congratulations to Markus Lampe for being awarded this year’s WU best paper award in category 3 (foreign languages, law, humanities, economic geography, interdisciplinary research).

Best Practitioner Development Workshop Award

Congratulations to André Martinuzzi and his team for receiving the Best Practitioner Development Workshop Award from the Academy of Management.

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Best researchers in the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities

Manfred Fischer, Thomas Plümper, Sigrid Stagl and Franz Tödtling are the only WU professors ranked (D-index >30) in the ranking in the category Social Sciences and Humanities Science category in Austria. In the category Economics and Finance Stefan Giljum and Clive Spash are the two highest ranked WU professors in Austria. Congratulations!

World's Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists: H-Index Social Sciences and Humanities Science Ranking in Austria 2023 |

Science Book of the Year

J Kohlenberger

Judith Kohlenberger is awarded the prize for the "Science Book of the Year" by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

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Jürgen Braunstein zum Thema Energie- und Mobilitätswende

Im Artikel "Die grüne Stadt: Wer zahlt für die Nachhaltigkeit?" (Die Presse am 11.02.2023) spricht Jürgen Braunstein über sein neues Projekt.

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 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).

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