Webster Part of First-Ever Vienna Science Ball, TV Coverage

| February 5, 2015
Vienna Science Ball

Webster students, faculty, staff and leaders were part of the first-ever Vienna Science Ball.

Vienna Science Ball

Vienna’s famous Rathaus (city hall) was transformed into a festive venue for the city’s science and research community.

Students, staff, faculty and leaders from the Vienna campus took part in the city of Vienna’s first-ever Vienna Science Ball (Wiener Ball der Wissenschaften) last weekend, which added an academic flavor to the historic city’s carnival season.

Vienna’s famous Rathaus (city hall) was transformed into a festive venue for the city’s science and research community. For a city known for its 450 spectacular events during carnival, the Jan. 31 Vienna Science Ball added a distinct sensation of “entertainment with an attitude” to the annual ball season.

The event represented Vienna’s science and research community in its excellence and diversity. Typical elements of a traditional Viennese ball were combined with contributions from Vienna’s universities.

International visibility and recognition was secured through the presence of global stars of popular science communication. Webster University Vienna director Arthur Hirsh was part of the Honorary Committee for the ball.

Local TV Coverage
Vienna Science Ball

Local TV coverage included Schuster and Hirsh with the mayor of Vienna.

Local television coverage included Hirsh, Webster Vienna’s academic director Maria-Regina Kecht, and Webster University Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster with the mayor of Vienna.

A large and dressed-to-the-nines delegation of Webster Vienna students, staff, faculty and leaders — many of whom were enjoying this staple of Viennese culture for the first time — had a great time dancing the night away and playing a part in establishing a new tradition.

Webster’s Vienna campus relocated to the Palais Wenkheim in the city’s 2nd district in 2014, better positioning the campus for growth in a vibrant part of the city whose academic community has grown over the past 15 years.

See more photos at the official site for Webster Vienna Private University.

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