The NIDA Young MBA students with Prof. Collazzo, Prof.  Amornpetchkul, Prof. Chiralaksanakul , LBS Chairperson of the Council Prof. Martin Samek, and LBS Head of International Relations Prof. Elisabeth Kübler.A delegation from the Bangkok-based National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) recently visited LBS as part of a study trip to Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany. NIDA is one of the most eminent Asian business schools in the Harvard MOC Network, of which also LBS is part.

40 outstanding students of NIDA’s Young MBA Program toured Central Europe in order to explore local competitiveness and entrepreneurship concepts both in universities and companies. The delegation was headed by Professor Thunyarat Amornpetchkul, who is Director of the Center for Enhancing Competitiveness and of the NIDA University Business Incubator, and by Director of the Young Executive MBA Program Professor Anukal Chiralaksanakul.

The stint in Vienna included a visit to the LBS campus and to Vienna University of Economics and Business with WU and LBS Professor Pablo Collazzo. The Thai delegation attended a lecture on city competitiveness with a focus on Vienna, and audited a class in Entrepreneurial and Social Media Marketing in LBS’s IML master’s program. As part of the joint activities, LBS and NIDA students exchanged ideas on entrepreneurship and competitiveness in different parts of the world.

LBS is extremely pleased to strengthen its ties with NIDA Business School in the future with the aim of developing a fruitful academic cooperation.

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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.