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Lauder Business School is very proud to announce that we have been accredited and certified by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ). The first preparatory talks with the agency started in 2015 and it took approximately 1.5 years for the procedure to be completed.

This rigorous process is required by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education for every Higher Education Institution in Austria, involving an external auditing committee (4 auditors from different universities and one student) that reviews and certifies the institution’s internal quality management system (QMS).

The expert team analyses four focal points:

  • Strategy, Goals and Controlling Tools
  • Contribution of the QMS to the Achievement of the Institution’s Goals
  • Evaluation, Monitoring and Information Systems
  • Quality Culture and Involvement of Stakeholders

 

Summarizing the evaluation, the auditing team concluded that there is “a high commitment of all decision-makers at LBS, as well as an excellent information flow at all levels of the organization”. It was evaluated that Quality Management processes are not only presented on paper, but systematically put into practice. Furthermore, the implemented information system was praised as being tailored to the needs of the users. Overall, the audits saw “a consistent interest which brings the LBS together and that all departments, the university management, committees, student representatives and study program directors are working together towards the same objectives” (AQ Austria).

The awarded certification proves that Lauder Business School’s Quality Management exceeds the country’s standards and gives a framework for the institution to provide excellent quality in education and research. For further information about the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) please visit https://www.aq.ac.at/en/.

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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.

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