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First Liechtenstein Prize for Junior Researchers awarded by the University of Liechtenstein

During a ceremony in Vaduz on 16 November 2012, the first research prize from the Principality of Liechtenstein was awarded to junior researchers at the University of Liechtenstein.

During a ceremony in Vaduz on 16 November 2012, the first research prize from the Principality of Liechtenstein was awarded to junior researchers at the University of Liechtenstein.


Senior civil servant Hugo Quaderer

To mark the 50-year anniversary of the University of Liechtenstein, the government announced the introduction of a prize to promote research work at the University of Liechtenstein. The prize, worth CHF 10,000.00, is to be awarded on an annual basis to outstanding projects by junior researchers at the university.
Yesterday, as part of a ceremony in Vaduz, the Minister of Education for the Principality of Liechtenstein, government councillor Hugo Quaderer, presented the first Liechtenstein Prize for Junior Researchers at the University of Liechtenstein.


Rector Klaus Näscher and Professor Jan vom Brocke, Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer, from the University of Liechtenstein.


Reinforcing the scientific location
The prize promotes the development of Liechtenstein as a research location in general and, in particular, supports the promotion of scientific career opportunities at the university. Over recent years, the government and the Landtag had considerably increased the funding for promoting research at the University of Liechtenstein.




Awards for three projects
The 2012 prize was awarded in equal shares to three different projects:


Dr. Alexander Simons for his work entitled “Managing enterprise content in business processes”.


Dr. Oliver Müller and Dr. Stefan Seidel for their work entitled “Leaving the Beaten Tracks in Creative Work – a Design Theory for Systems that Support Convergent and Divergent Thinking”.


Dr. Susanne Durst and Stefan Wilhelm for their work entitled “Knowledge management and succession planning in SMEs”.

All the projects were rewarded for their excellent research findings and high levels of practical relevance for Liechtenstein as a business location. The prizewinners were all very pleased with their awards. Their words of thanks were followed by a short presentation of the winning projects.



In future, the Liechtenstein Prize for Junior Researchers at the University of Liechtenstein will be awarded by the government on an annual basis.