Numerous international guest lecturers taught at WU in 2021, even if most of them had to hold their classes online rather than on Campus WU due to the pandemic.
WU faculty were forced to postpone planned stays abroad or move their international teaching activities online.
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 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.
Carol Reeves spent the 2021 summer semester at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. She is a professor and holder of the Cecil and Gwendolyn Cupp Professorship for Entrepreneurship at Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
In addition, Peter Brummund from the University of Alabama also came to teach at WU. His stay at WU had been planned for 2020 and had to be postponed until 2021. Professor Brummond spent an entire year at the Institute for Public Sector Economics.
WU has observed two particularly positive trends among Fulbright scholars: Visiting professors not only want to come to Vienna and WU for longer than just one semester, previous holders of a Fulbright Chair are also applying for a repeat stay at our university.