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Research prize for junior researchers

In 2011, to mark the 50-year anniversary, the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein announced the introduction of an annual prize to promote research work at the University of Liechtenstein. Applications for the second year can be submitted by 30 June 2013.

In 2011, to mark the 50-year anniversary, the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein announced the introduction of an annual prize to promote research work at the University of Liechtenstein. Applications for the second year can be submitted by 30 June 2013.


The research prize of CHF 10,000 from the Principality of Liechtenstein honours outstanding academic and/or research achievements by junior researchers at the University of Liechtenstein. 


In 2012, government councillor Hugo Quaderer presented the research prize to five junior researchers at the University of Liechtenstein.



The prize is awarded for scientific achievement in three areas: 
• For publications that have been published, or accepted for publication, in proven prestigious publication bodies within the last two years.
• For outstanding research projects and/or development work carried out within the last two years. The work must have been externally evaluated and be proven to be of a high international standard.
• For outstanding achievements as part of a doctoral degree programme completed within the last two years. Proof of the achievement must be provided through the distinction “summa cum laude”.


The Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer at the University of Liechtenstein, Professor Jan vom Brocke, at the 2012 awards ceremony.


Applications accepted until 30 June 2013

The research prize is only awarded to junior researchers at the University of Liechtenstein; the submitted work must have been carried out as part of the applicant’s activities at the university. Applications are accepted from doctoral students, graduates of a doctoral degree programme, post-doctoral students, assistant professors or students completing habilitation theses. 

Applications should be submitted to the University of Liechtenstein’s Rectorate by 30 June 2013. The Rectorate commissions experts to evaluate the applications and provides a list of ranked candidates to the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein, which then selects the winner or winners from the suggested projects. The formal awards ceremony will take place in autumn 2013.

For additional information and to submit your application, please visit the homepage.


Reinforcing the scientific location

This prize promotes the development of Liechtenstein as a research location in general, and the opportunities for scientific careers at the university in particular. Over the past years, the government and the Landtag have substantially increased funding for research promotion at the University of Liechtenstein.




Three awards in 2012
In its first year, the research prize was awarded equally to three projects: 
• Dr. Alexander Simons, for his paper entitled “Managing enterprise content in business processes”
• Dr. Oliver Müller and Dr. Stefan Seidel for their paper 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 paper 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.