WU Alumni Hubs

WU Alumni globally connected

The more than 55,000 alumni of the WU Vienna form one of Austria’s most important business networks, reaching far beyond the country's borders. WU graduates regularly meet in more than 60 hubs around the world to share knowledge as well as to promote and support one another. Their alma mater is the link connecting many intelligent, innovative and highly successful people.

Europe

Austria

Carinthia

Susanne Laggner-Primosch

"I have served as a WU Alumni Hub Manager in Carinthia for about 10 years because I think that it's important to hold events for the WU Alumni Community outside Vienna. We’ve already visited several great companies run by WU alumni in Carinthia and I find it amazing to see what successful homecomers do in our region. The most fascinating thing for me at our meetings is when graduates from the old Hochschule für Welthandel talk with bachelor’s students or master’s students, who have graduated more recently from the new WU Campus, and discover common interests."

Lower Austria

Markus Brunnthaler

(c) Picture: Wirtschaftsbund NÖ/Lechne

Upper Austria

Wolfgang Dilly

"It is fantastic for WU alumni to have the opportunity to meet and share their knowledge in my home province of Upper Austria. Networking in such a strong economic hub offers great potential for developing business ideas with one another; at the same time, our beautiful province also gives us the opportunity to spend some free time together in order to get to know each other better."

Vorarlberg

Friederike Hehle

"I founded the WU Alumni Hub in Vorarlberg almost 10 years ago because I was convinced of the power of this network and also wanted to feel this strength at home!"

Vienna

Marion Haumer

"The Viennese Alumni Office is located directly on the WU Campus, rightat the centre of Vienna's green heart - the Prater. Life pulsates all around us here on the campus, and we want the WU alumni to be a part of this feeling! We are the first point of contact for all WU alumni on site as well as our hub managers worldwide. We organise about 70 events every year, including the traditional WU Alumni Lounges at the WU Summer Festival in June and at the WU Ball in January. In addition, we present the annual WU Alumni Recognition Award in the categories Network, Knowledge Transfer and Donations. As a gateway for the alumni back to their alma mater, we would be delighted to stay in regular contact, helping the alumni support one another. This reflects the spirit of our motto: Alone you are unique, together we are strong."

Salzkammergut

Iris Isabella Haiderer

"I founded the WU Alumni Hub Salzkammergut because our beautiful region is a world of its own and I would like to encourage the exchange among WU graduates here as well."

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Prague

Markus Vesely

"Being a WU Alumni Hub Manager in Czechia is a great opportunity to stay in contact with interesting and enterprising people. However, this is not the only reason that the WU Alumni Hub in Czechia has been going strong for 10 years and was one of the first in the CEE!"

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia: Bonn, Düsseldorf, Cologne

Thomas Planinschetz

"As a WU Alumni Hub Manager for North Rhine-Westphalia, I intend to create a platform that gives WU alumni the opportunity to network while attending exciting and interesting events. Of course, it should also be fun!"

Frankfurt

Christian Schmidt

"Personally, I really enjoy the regular discussions with WU alumni in Frankfurt and I can also maintain stronger ties with the WU – and Vienna."

Great Britain

Hungary

Budapest

Paul Binder

"Being a WU Alumni Hub Manager is an exciting task! Our first ever hub meeting in Budapest took place more than 10 years ago, on 13 March 2009. Our first specialist event on “Coaching in Practice” (with Éva Farkas) was held in the spring of 2009. Many more events have followed over the years. I really enjoy working as a WU Alumni Hub Manager! The WU Alumni and WU Executive Academy Community have been jointly organising events in Budapest since 2017."

 

Ireland

Dublin

Reinhard Dutter

"I became a WU Alumni Hub Manager because I wanted to strengthen my contact to other WU alumni and keep in touch with the WU."

Italy

Mailand/Turin

Andrea Sasso

Liechtenstein

Vaduz

Monika Stur Laternser

"Since setting-up WU Alumni Liechtenstein in 2011, my aim has been to build a network of WU alumni in the area, so we can inspire, support and empower each other."

Norway

Poland

Romania

Bucharest

Peter Schnabl

Stefan Popescu WU Executive Academy

Timisoara

Adrian Pocola

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Bratislava

Veronika Lešková Zwirnova

Vladimir Vano WU Executive Academy

Spain

Madrid

Christian Kohler

 

"My motivation for setting up a WU Alumni Hub was to create a basis for knowledge transfer for business-related and academic topics among WU alumni in Madrid and also to give the numerous foreign WU alumni an opportunity to meet up and network with each other."

Sweden

Stockholm

Karl Matsch

Switzerland

Zurich

Aladar Tepelea

"Based on my business background in innovation management, professional networking is part of my daily routine. I am glad to play my part as a WU Alumni Manager to create more and more interesting ties between WU alumni to help this network grow and get stronger."

Turkey

Istanbul

Hannelore Struger-Waniek

"I have always felt strong ties to the WU because I learned so many things during my studies and I can look back on a fantastic time with many lasting, fun memories. When I went abroad a few years after my graduation, I thought that Istanbul could be a very interesting bridge for WU alumni. Twelve years have passed since then and our membership list in Istanbul numbers more than 100 WU alumni."

Asia

China

Hongkong

Wilhelm Brauner

"Hongkong - der Freihafen ist mit 'free speech' und 'rule of law' ein Magnet für Freigeister."

Iran

Israel

Japan

Philippines

Singapore

Singapore

Roland Felber

Taiwan

Taipei

Christian Fuchssteiner

"The exotic Pacific island of Taiwan is also a leading high-tech nation in Asia. I am the first point of call in the country’s pulsating capital Taipei for WU alumni!"

Thailand

Bangkok

Julia Thallinger

"Living and working in Bangkok is exciting and challenging at the same time. I am happy to represent WU in this exciting city and to exchange ideas with other WU alumni.”

North America

Canada

USA (California)

Los Angeles

Thomas Thornton

USA (Colorado)

Denver

Ursula Webhofer

"Many of my American friends and colleagues use the networks set up by their former colleges, fraternities and seniorities profiting from the potential professional and social benefits they offer. As an Austrian expat and WU graduate, I can see enormous potential for similar benefits at an international level via the WU network. I am proud to be a part of this network and support it actively."

USA (District of Columbia)

Washington, DC

Thomas Meth

USA (Illinois)

USA (Massachusetts)

USA (New York)

South America

Brazil

Ecuador

Puerto Rico

Oceania

Australia