Global Perspectives

International Contacts

Not only international students but also teachers and researchers are happy to come to WU and share their ideas with the WU community.

Fulbright Chairs at WU

The Fulbright Program, named after US Senator James W. Fulbright (1905–1995), is one of the most well-known and renowned mobility programs for US scholars. The program’s objective is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Applicants are subject to a stringent selection process conducted by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) on behalf of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.

WU has two Fulbright Chairs, the Fulbright-WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Visiting Professor, assigned to a different WU department every year, and the Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe, assigned permanently to the Department of Strategy and Innovation.

WU hosted 3 Fulbright Scholars in 2019. Timothy Heath from the University of South Florida taught the courses “Global Branding and Creativity in Marketing” as a Fulbright WU Visiting Professor in the summer semester, and in the same semester, the Fulbright Kathryn and Craig Hall Chair was occupied by Mark Johnson from Clemson University. During his time in Vienna, Mark Johnson taught and conducted research in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation management. In the winter semester, William Johnson from Suffolk University came to WU’s Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics as a visiting professor. Unlike most Fulbright Scholars, he will be spending a whole year at WU, not just one semester.

In 2020, Julie Elston will also be returning to WU to fill the Fulbright Kathryn and Craig Hall Chair. Professor Elston already was Hall Chair at WU in the year 2012. WU is especially pleased that our international guests not only choose to stay longer but are also happy to return for another stay.

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Renowned visiting professors

WU is proud to host researchers from around the world; these visiting scholars strengthen WU’s network and its ties to the international scientific community. Below is a selection of the visiting faculty who came to WU in 2019:

  • Susan Emmenegger, University of Bern, guest researcher at the Business Law Group I
  • Brigitte Eierle, University of Bamberg, guest researcher at the Institute for Corporate Governance
  • Johanna Hey, University of Cologne, guest researcher at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law
  • Pierre-Henry Conac, University of Luxembourg, guest researcher at the Information Law and Intellectual Property Law Group
  • Sucharita Gopal, Boston University, guest researcher at the Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience
  • Shota Ohmura, Momoyama Gakuin University, guest researcher at the Institute for Production Management
  • John Mullins, London Business School, guest researcher at the Institute for Strategic Management
  • Jennifer Roeleved, University of Cape Town, guest researcher at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law
A Global Network