The Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) was founded on October 1st, 1898 as the Imperial Export Academy. With about 27,000 students (23% are international students from 106 nations), the WU today is the EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences. In 2007, the WU became the first Austrian University to receive the international EQUIS accreditation. EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is an internationally recognised accreditation system offered by the European Foundation of Management (EFMD).
The Institute for Public Sector Economics belongs to the Department Economics (www.wu.ac.at/economics/en) and has been engaged, during the last two decades, in research and teaching on various topics concerning the European integration process and public sector activity (inter alia, provision of public services, liberalization and deregulation of network industries, organisation and governance of infrastructure services).
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