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.
We are stunned and deeply shocked that after decades of European peace, efforts to build a common Europe, and years of fruitful cooperation across European borders, war is once again raging in Europe. We are dismayed by Russia's unwarranted attack on Ukraine and deeply concerned for the lives and well-being of all people in Ukraine. Our solidarity goes to the entire Ukrainian population. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this war.
The REACH EUREGIO Start-up Center at the University of Münster (WWU) selected six projects in the "REACH for IDEAS" competition on Friday, 25 February, which will help to further improve the start-up culture within the EUREGIO in the future. As a university start-up center, REACH is committed to the transfer of scientific knowledge into start-up practice. The spectrum of the award-winning projects ranges from a lecture series on the topic of sustainability to a hackathon for idea generation to a workshop that aims to prepare interested parties for the financial challenges of founding a company.
This summer term the Chair of Sustainable Finance led by Prof. Dr. Nadja Guenster offers again the class Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). The class presents a unique opportunity for master students to explore how ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors are measured and incorporated into modern investment strategies. In reviewing responsible investment products around the world, students have the chance to evaluate investment strategies of high-profile asset managers and apply acquired knowledge on ESG criteria.
Two decades ago, MCM professor Thorsten Hennig-Thurau introduced the topic of customer articulations on the internet ("electronic word of mouth") to scientific research; his study, published in the Journal of Interactive Marketing, has been cited almost 8,000 times. Now a team of researchers at the Marketing Center Münster (MCM) has shed further light on word-of-mouth as probably the most powerful source of information in the digital market environment.