Our mission as a faculty is to provide our students not only with sound knowledge on economics and business administration, but also to strengthen their awareness for questions and challenges related to sustainability and social responsibility. Simultaneously, the WWU and its institutions themselves are large-scale users of energy and other resources. The current political and economic situation emphasizes how important sustainable and future-proof solutions are in this context.
In the last week of September, the German Direct Selling Association (BDD) held this year's Direct Selling Congress at Andel's Vienna House in Berlin. One of the many items on the program of the two-day congress was the presentation of the Science Awards. Here, Michael Gerke from the Chair of Marketing Management was honored with the €1,500 prize in the "Best Paper" category for an essay entitled "Direct Selling Distributor Turnover in Europe: Detecting Potential Leavers Across Countries."
Even in turbulent times, the study exchange with the international partners of the department continues. Martin Schmidt, incoming coordinator at the School of Business and Economics, welcomed 100 incoming students from all over the world at the start of the semester. The majority of the students come from the diverse ERASMUS+ partnerships of the school - mainly from Spain, France, Italy and Poland, but also from Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece.
Experts see great potential for the application of virtual reality technologies, especially in the entertainment sector. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Hohenberg talks to the US-American Authority Magazine about the potential of the technology and application scenarios outside the entertainment industry. In August, Sebastian Hohenberg started at the University of Münster as the holder of the Chair of Digital Transformation.
In the current Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, Business Administration at the University of Münster is once again among the top 200 worldwide. In the national ranking, the University of Münster is ranked fourth among the universities in Germany. The ranking is based on a comparison of the research performance of 1,800 universities in 54 subject area. The current ranking is based on data from 2016 to 2020.
As a joint initiative of all 15 faculties of the University of Münster (WWU), the first WWU Hackathon will take place from September 23-25 at the REACH EUREGIO Start-up Center. During the event, students and scientists will work together on their start-up ideas and will be supported by experienced coaches. The Hackathon is intended to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on promising start-up projects. The best results will be awarded by a jury of start-up experts. More information on the prizes for the best ideas will follow shortly.
On July 11th and 12th, the Institute of Accounting and Taxation hosts its annual EIASM Conference in Current Research in Taxation. In its 12th iteration, we welcome researchers from around the world with an interest in empirical tax research to attend the presentations and discussions of 18 interesting and current research projects. Among the highlights of the conference are the presentations of our keynote speakers.
Sirkka Jarvenpaa is the newest member of the Visiting International Professors (VIP) program of the School of Business and Economics (SBE). During her current visit in Münster, she was formally inducted into the program by SBE Dean Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vossen. The recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for outstanding scientific achievements will come to Münster several times within the next few years to continue her work and initiate collaborations within the SBE. She is currently a guest at the Chair of Information Systems and Interorganizational Systems of Prof. Dr.
With 101 exchange students - so-called "incomings" - international exchange fully returns to the School of Business and Economics (SBE) in the summer semester 2022. In previous semesters, student exchanges were significantly limited due to the pandemic situation. With the return, the SBE sets a new record: Never before in the history of the school has the number of 100 incoming students been exceeded in a summer semester.