According the results of the Annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey, which compares 231 cities by evaluating various quality-of-life factors (including healthcare, education, infrastructure, housing and environment), Vienna maintained its top ranking in 2017.
The Institute for Advanced Studies (Institut für Höhere Studien, IHS) (link to http://www.ihs.ac.at/) developed a modular curriculum as part of the European project HEIRRI: Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation. The project aims to integrate the concept of “Responsible Research and Innovation”, or RRI, focusing on universities and other higher education institutions (HEI).
The Austrian government has proposed easier visa regulations for start-up founders coming from non-EU countries. Secretary of State Mahrer suggested that entrepreneurs will be granted a residence and work permit for two years if all the prerequisites are met.
Prof. (FH) Dr. Armin Kammel, LL.M., MBA, who teaches some of the core financial law courses in the Banking Finance, and Compliance Program at Lauder Business School, has recently co-published the fourth edition of the traditional commentary on the Austrian Banking Act (BWG).
Prof. (FH) Martin Samek has recently participated in the MOC Affiliate Workshop at Harvard Business School to update Lauder Business School about the network’s achievements and future projects as well as to intensify the collaboration with other universities. Two days full of interesting presentations, fruitful discussions and meetings were concluded with Prof. Michael E. Porter’s report on the U.S. Competitiveness Project – Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided.
Dr. Christian Reiner, our Senior Researcher at Lauder Business School will participate in a public discussion on economic policy in Austria and Germany since the 1970s as a guest speaker. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 7 at 18:30 in the specialist bookshop of the ÖGB publisher (Fachbuchhandlung des ÖGB Verlags), located in Vienna in Rathausstraße 21.