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

 

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

Sibylle Drexel

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

Brussels

Christian Macek

Especially abroad, a network of alumni from the same university is interesting both on a professional as well as a personal level. This is why I founded the very first WU Alumni Hub in Brussels more than 20 years ago. It is fantastic to see how much the network has expanded since then and that it has turned into a real ‘blue chip’ of our alma mater.

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Prague

Ondrej Klaban

"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

Michael Fedesin und Jochen Vogel

"The financial center Frankfurt am Main is characterized by the strong bank sector, the largest German stock exchange, the international orientation as well as the location of European supervisory authorities and is home to numerous successful WU alumni. We would like to strengthen the WU Alumni Community and develop the Frankfurt Hub to become a point of contact for all WU alumni in research and business."

 

 

Stuttgart

Ingrid Münz

"As a WU graduate with profound work experience, I want to set an anchor for newcomers. They can use it as a docking point for networking and professional exchange."

Christoph Soukup

 “The WU as Alma Mater was my entry point and path to an extremely exciting professional life. I still feel very connected to the university nowadays and whenever I'm in Vienna I try to include a visit to the campus. Over the years I have met many people who also feel that way. That connects. And this may even have another meaning when living and working in a foreign country. For me, the hub management together with Ingrid Münz, is an expression of solidarity and living community with other graduates."

 

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."

Netherlands

Amsterdam

Nicole Niedermayer

"Especially in a foreign country it’s helpful to have a network of alumni from the same university to share professional and personal experiences. I want the WU Alumni Hub Amsterdam (Randstad) to give all members the opportunity to network, while attending interesting and fun events.
The WU Alumni Hub Amsterdam (Randstad) intends to be a point of contact for all WU alumni in the area, no matter if they stay here for a couple of months or years."

Norway

Poland

Romania

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."

Beijing

Drago Saric

There are few cities in the world that could be described as “global cities”, Beijing is definitely one of them.

A city where old meets new, full of contradictions and where everything seems to be possible.

 

Israel

Japan

Philippines

Singapore

Singapore

Roland Felber

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

San Francisco Bay Area

Andreas Preuer

We are proud WU alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area and started this hub to give back, build helpful networks and scale mentorship. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to many WU alumni. Research universities such as Stanford University and University of California - Berkeley and many tech, biotech and finance companies are based in this part of Northern California.

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