Global Perspectives

Faculty and Staff Mobility

Not only students can benefit from a stay abroad, time spent in a new and different working environment is helpful for faculty and staff, as well. This is why we support and encourage faculty, researcher, and administrative staff mobility.

Teaching without Borders

“The Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Program was a valuable opportunity for both personal and professional development. It was fascinating to see that there are best practices that work in any country, like encouraging independent and network thinking through active interaction and discussion with students. I really profited from observing how successful the laid-back, flexible, and open attitude the Australians are famous for can be in the classroom. I can’t recommend it enough – if you have the chance to take advantage of a mobility program, do it!”
Philip Bradonjic, WU teacher and guest lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2018

Numerous teachers were able to spend time abroad at partner universities in 2018 thanks to Erasmus+ funding.

Erasmus+ Faculty Mobility, 2017/18 academic year

Ernest Aigner

Uppsala University


Romana Cierpial-Magnor

University of Bucharest


Philipp Fidler

University of Bucharest


Florian Findler

University of Gävle


Tobias Knoll

Estonian Business School


Almut Köster

University of South Bohemia

Czech Republic

Stephan Leixnering

Zeppelin University


Franz Marhold

Università degli Studi di Trieste


Alexandra Miladinovic

University of Edinburgh

Great Britain

Alexander Mohr

Universidad Pontificia Comillas


Elfriede Penz

Universidad Pablo de Olavide


Katharina Pernkopf

Estonian Business School


Otto Randl

University of Bologna


Dennis Scheller-Boltz

University of Warsaw


Christiane Schopf

University of Mannheim


Pedro Schoueri

University of Edinburgh

Great Britain

Hans-Joachim Schramm

LTH Lund


Rita Szudoczky

University of Edinburgh

Great Britain

Martin Winner

University of Bucharest


Agnieszka Zablocki

University of Economics, Prague

Czech Republic

(c) Raimo Rudi Rumpler

„Erasmus+“-Lehrendenmobilität, International Credit Mobility, Studienjahr 2017/18

Philip Bradonjic

University of Technology Sydney


Elisabeth Götze

Universitas Gadjah Mada


Edith Ipsmiller

University of Belgrade


Tobias Knoll

Stellenbosch University

South Africa

Thomas Lindner

Hanoi University of Science and Technology


Philipp Simbrunner

St. Petersburg University


Ilona Szöcs

Universitas Gadjah Mada


Research in International Teams

It’s very important for researchers to have strong networks in their international scientific communities, and WU helps them achieve this.

Programs for Junior Researchers

The High Potential Contact Weeks are a grant program for WU’s most successful pre-doc researchers, and provide funding for research stays at international universities and research facilities.

High Potential Contact Weeks, 2018 participants

Benoit Decreton



Isabel Eichinger

Cornell University


Evgeniia Filippova

University of Zurich


Alexander Fleischmann

Hasselt University
Radboud University Nijmegen


Valerie Herzog

University of California at Berkeley


Christian Hotz-Behofsits

New York University


Sonja Kamilarov

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law


Eva-Maria Kittl

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Franziska Lessky

University of Wollongong


Eva Marckhgott

University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business


Christian Ochs

Copenhagen Business School
National Bank of Denmark


Giorgio Ottonello

NYU Stern School of Business


Anna-Theresa Renner

Università Bocconi


Can Tihanyi

Universidad Pontificia Comillas


Dominik Zellhofer

BI Norwegian Business School


(c) Raimo Rudi Rumpler

Post-doc assistant professors are eligible for the WU mobility program WU Visiting Fellow. This program gives young researchers the opportunity to work on projects at international universities during a stay of several weeks. Ideally, the grant results in a top-quality publication. Many Visiting Fellows are also able to attract colleagues from the partner university for a return visit to WU as a guest researcher.

WU Visiting Fellow, 2018 participants

Annalisa Cadonna

Politecnico Milano


Christian Fikar

Hanken School of Economics


David Herold

University of Technology Sydney


Kathrin Reinsberger

Columbia University


Aleksandra Rzeznik

Rotman School of Management


Research Contracts for Experienced Researchers

For more experienced researchers, WU offers post-doc Research Contracts, with the objective of giving researchers more time for their work and strengthening their networks within the international scientific community. Usually, Research Contracts serve to finance a stay at an international research facility in the researcher’s field of interest. In 2018, two researchers went abroad on a Research Contract grant: Stefan Angel visited University of Antwerp (Belgium) as a guest researcher, and Daniel Blum went to New York University (USA).

Research Contracts for senior researchers are a further option available to WU faculty. These contracts are intended to support researchers in their work be relieving them of teaching duties for a sabbatical-like period. In 2018, Ben Greiner took advantage of this opportunity to spend time at Stanford University (USA).

Widening Horizons

At WU, members of the administrative staff also have the opportunity to spend a few days at a partner university abroad. Immersion in a completely new working environment brings new experiences and fresh impulses for their work at WU. New in 2018: Administrative staff in academic units are also eligible to apply for the program.

„Erasmus+“-Staff-Exchange 2018

Jasmine Bargehr

Personnel Office

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Adrian Baron

Vienna Graduate School of Finance

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Andreas Batthyany

Study Regulations & Credit Transfer

Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Gabriel Gmeiner

Marketing & Communications

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Christina Kasess

Rector’s Office

Aalto University, Finland

Kathleen Knaus

Marketing & Communications

Aalto University, Finland

Sandra Lechner

Legal Affairs Office

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Romana Lughofer

Export and Internationalization Management

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Georg Mautner

Payroll Office for Teaching Staff

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Regina Reimer

Teaching Coordination

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Roman Reiter


KEDGE Business School, France

Gerald Stadler

Payroll Office

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Siglinde Telser

Institute for Austrian and European Labor Law and Social Security Law

KU Leuven, Belgium

Cecile Undreiner

Department of Economics

Université Paris-Dauphine, France

Sandra Vesely

Personnel Development

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Carina Weiß

Teaching and Learning Development

Uppsala University, Sweden

Maria Wimmer

Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law

Tilburg University, Netherlands

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