On December 1, 2016, Lauder Business School hosted a Young Israeli Leaders Delegation consisting of 30 participants working for various organizations in the public and private sector in Israel. The purpose of this visit was to introduce Lauder Business School to the leaders of tomorrow and to identify potential areas of cooperation. The delegation was accompanied by Mag. Ernst Aichinger,  Envoy from the European and International Affairs Section, together with Ambassador Dr. Teresa Indjein and Mag. Dr. Markus Benesch from the Cultural and Integration Sections of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, as well as Dr. Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger, the Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

The tour at Lauder Business School started with an introduction to the campus and its facilities by the Executive Director, Mr. Alexander Zirkler. The delegation then visited the festive Ball Room, where they could admire the beautiful baroque artwork and inner architecture. Here, the Director of Studies International Business Administration Prof. (FH) Mag. Julius Dem, MBA introduced the BA program activities, followed by Prof. (FH) Dr. Hanno Pöschl, MBA, who presented the International Management and Leadership and Banking, Finance and Compliance master programs. The delegation continued to the library, synagogue and other LBS premises, finalizing with Viennese Schnitzel at the LBS Kosher Mensa.

The visit to Lauder Business School was part of the anniversary program celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations between Austria and Israel. In the context of this celebration the delegation of young Israeli leaders spent a week in Austria and participated in many activities and scheduled visits. In return, in May this year, a delegation of young Austrian leaders had visited Israel at the invitation of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

To find out more about the Young Israeli Leaders’ trip to Austria please visit the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs news section.

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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.