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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The first time Alminko Dugic got in a 70-meter-high crane, he didn’t even know how to turn it on. Even though he had taken the requisite course for the job, it turned out to be “totally useless.” Due to safety issues, students were not actually allowed to do any practical...
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Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their speciality Drug Research Expert, UN Office on Drugs and Crime When it comes to fighting the good global fight against drugs, Thomas Pietschmann, 55, is guided by one simple...
Managing directors, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) Dr. Klaus Pseiner and Dr. Henrietta Egerth are joint heads of the FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft), where, since its founding in 2004, they have helped public research and development (R&D) funding find its way into the right hands. Careful selection of projects is a...
The general manager of the Vienna Tourist Board, Norbert Kettner, shared his plans for “reputation management” and coined our new favorite phrase: Lifestyle Spießer   As we joined him on a cold November afternoon, our conversation with Norbert Kettner turned easily to luxury – a topic Vienna’s tourism sector is certainly...
Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their speciality Honorary President Transparency International Austria Corruption is something no country is proud of.  So many cringed when a succession of banking scandals, fallen federal ministers and shady lobbyists...
On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more important Manager, Wikimedia Austria We might use them every day, but few of us stop to consider who is behind the biggest online platforms. As the standard go-to source for information, Wikipedia has become an institution...
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