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© Michael Sazel

Professsor DI Dr. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

Rector, Vienna University of Economics and Business

As a Viennese university and part of the city of Vienna, WU also benefits from innovative science and research facilities like the Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. CeMM stands for innovation through science and research and makes an important contribution to securing Austria’s and Vienna’s position on the global market. CeMM provides attractive jobs for young researchers and conducts top-level medical research. Like WU, it cooperates with a number of universities and other research facilities, which helps strengthen these scientific institutions’ positions. This also increases the value of Vienna as a center for research. Our city needs successful, high-performance institutions like CeMM to convince decision makers that investments in science and research are also always investments in our future. This is the only way to ensure that Austria can position itself successfully as a top international scientific and business location.