As of May 1, I started a new job as full professor of international management at the University of Innsbruck. There is still a lot of work in terms of setting things up, but the university has posted a first “welcome” message, which I share here: https://www.uibk.ac.at/newsroom/dossiers/neue_gesichter/. Looking forward to new challenges and adventures!
The 2021 AYPT tournament for young physicists is ongoing April 8 to April 10. The tournament is fully digital again. There are 12 teams competing, and the finals will hapen on April 10 in the afternoon (CEST). Access to the event is available through digital.aypt.at. The tournament is part of an intervention under IO2 in
The EIBA 2020 online conference (www.eiba.online) has now kicked off with the usual pre-conference activities. The grand opening follows later today in the EIBA fellows’ opening plenary. You can join the conference on the OnAIR system if you follow this link (and if you are registered): https://portalapp.eiba.eventsair.com/VirtualAttendeePortal/eiba2020/onair-virtual-event-portal/login.
We have now collected and arranged all accepted submissions for EIBA 2020 into the first version of the conference program. If you are interested in IB research, check out the program here: https://www.eiba.online/the-program.
After an eventful week of building the submission system, authors can now upload their contributions to the EIBA 2020 submission system. As program chair, I will be working closely with conference chairs Jonas Puck and Lucia Piscitello on putting together an exciting digital conference. If you are interested in submitting your work or in revieweing
Preliminary results from our WWTF project on perceptions of Covid-19 in Austrian firms have been reported on Austria’s leading news platform, orf.at: https://orf.at/stories/3169852/.
Together with Jonas Puck, Jakob Müllner, and Michael Wolfesberger I got a grant to investigate how the Covid-19 pandemic influences firms in Austria. This grant is part of the 1 Million EUR WWTF COVID-19 Rapid Response Call. All projects that got funding from the call are briefly outlined here: https://www.wwtf.at/covid/index.php?lang=EN. Excited to be working on
Today I co-hosted a workshop on crowdfunding for a group of representatives of communities in Lower Austria. We looked into crowdfunding and other ways of financing energy projects together with colleagues from Conda, Conplusultra, and the broader E-FIX (http://energyfinancing.eu/en/) community. Thanks for the engaging discussion!
I just received the signed copies of the collaboration agreement for an Erasmus+ grant focussing on the development of inquiry-based learning techniques in the context of IYPT (www.iypt.org). This is a joint project between WU, the association AYPT (www.aypt.at) and several international partners.
I have been an auditor of the association (under French law) IYPT – International Young Physicists’ Tournament – since 2015. This association organizes the annual “Physics World Cup” for high school students (http://www.iypt.org). As in the past, this year’s auditor report did not find material shortcomings in the financial report.