Prof. Dr. Robert Braun
Prof. (FH) Dr. Elisabeth Kübler
Erasmus staff mobility (SMT)
May 12-13, 2016


Based on LBS’s growing involvement in the CEE eDem and eGov Conference network, we were able to convene a workshop examining Smart cities – Urban competitiveness and challenges of participation. The workshop was conjointly organized with GoForeSight Institute Ljubljana and Chuo University Tokyo. The preparatory and review process spanned members of LBS’s academic network from across the globe.


The workshop hosted panelists from Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and Romania, among others. The talks shed light on aspects such as the Smartpolis Horizon 2020 project, inter- and intra-operability in smart cities, the use of smart data to improve urban competitiveness, modelling and evaluating smart cities performance, and fostering the smart principles in government. LBS visiting faculty Professor Adriana Zait of UAIC Iasi, Romania lectured on the role of civilizational competences in raising smart cities. Furthermore, LBS Professor Robert Braun presented his ongoing research on The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution: The wellbeing effects of driverless cars. The debates brought together intriguing perspectives from applied economic research, the technology sector, and policy-making.


This gathering of Smart City specialists in Budapest was yet another great opportunity for LBS to increase its network in the field of smart regional competitiveness.


All papers were double-blind peer-reviewed and published in Balthasar, A., et al. (Eds.). (2016). CEE eDem and eGov Days 2016: Multi-Level (e) Governance: Is ISCT a means to enhance transparency and democracy?. Vienna: Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”20778″ alignment=”right” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Prof. Robert Braun (LBS)[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_single_image image=”20781″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Prof. Adriana Zait (UAIC), Prof. Hiroko Kudo (Chuo University), Prof. Elisabeth Kübler (LBS)[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_single_image image=”20782″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Prof. Elisabeth Kübler (LBS), Alessandro Seravalli (GeoSmart Lab, Imola), Catalin Vrabie (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Kálmán Kovács (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019

On June 28 we were pleased to welcome numerous families and friends to the Lauder Business School campus for a graduation celebration. In his welcome address our Executive Director Alexander Zirkler congratulated the graduates and introduced our Guest of Honor, the US Ambassador to Austria – his Excellency Trevor D. Traina.

Fireplace Talk with the CEO of Austrian Airlines

On June 19 we were delighted to host the CEO of Austrian Airlines, Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech, in the Lauder Business School ball room. He delivered an inspiring fireplace talk about his career path, the aviation industry in general, and the Austrian Airlines company structure and strategy.

Cooperation Agreement with the City of Vienna

Lauder Business School signed a cooperation agreement with the City of Vienna together with 22 other Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences located in Vienna. On May 14, 2019, Mayor Michael Ludwig signed a cooperation agreement with the Viennese higher education institutions in the City Hall, together with rectors, directors and board members of 23 universities, colleges and universities of applied sciences.

Researching Innovation in Austria

Christian Reiner, senior researcher at LBS, has co-authored the “Austrian Research and Technology Report 2019”. This annual report has been published by three Austrian ministries and written by external experts from applied research institutes and universities. Given the importance of the report for the wider public, it is an honour to contribute to this official publication.