The "Tiroler Tageszeitung" and "Die Presse" publish on the occasion of the 25th jubilee of the Entrepreneurial University a special issue with...
For 25 years MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® has been writing a congenial success story.
What seemed completely unimaginable at the time of its foundation and in the first few years is now available in impressive figures: In the meantime, 3,300 students, 400 employees in research, teaching and administration, 1,000 external lecturers, 300 partner universities, 12,000 alumni as well as thousands of employers in and from all over the world appreciate our Bachelor's, Master's and Executive Master's degree programs, practice-oriented management courses, tailor-made company trainings and, last but not least, our comprehensive activities in the fields of research, development, know-how transfer and start-ups.
Excerpts from the highlights of the last 25 years
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Simply incredibly impressive and inspiring what has been created in 25 years! One can only thank in deep appreciation and bow before the visionary masterminds in the project team at that time under the leadership of Manfried Gantner; - the – and they really exist! - political decision-makers who showed courage & leadership, - the outstanding employees who have done such wonderful things over the course of the 25 years and have always gone the extra mile, - all partners & stakeholders who have accompanied us since the founding with deep trust and solidarity, - all students & alumni who carry our brand into the whole world, - and last but not least the inspiring organization team who contributed to the unprecedented digital anniversary program.
Andreas Altmann, Rector
Congratulations on your 25th jubilee :) I am very happy to have been part of the MCI team for 3 years and have felt in the right place since day one. The MCI feels like a family in which, above all, the personal YOU, mutual respect, attention and encounters at eye level are very important. The sense of togetherness is palpable and this contributes to the enjoyment of the work. MCI creates connections on many different levels - nationally as well as internationally. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
Sabrina Piendl, Employee
Congratulations from the bottom of my heart ♥. I am very happy that we are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. I have been part of a fantastic MCI team for 22 years now and I am still and always amazed at how many and very special people I have had the opportunity to meet here at MCI: be it work colleagues, alumni as well as students, faculty and so many who come and go here. At first I thought that this would probably only be a short student job here at the MCI, but I was soon infected with the MCI virus and have wholeheartedly agreed to stay. All the best and congratulations. See you soon - virtually but hopefully soon in person as well.
Silke Bernhart, Employee
Dear MCI team, with Rector Dr. Andreas Altmann at the helm, you have breathed life into an educational idea that has now made the MCI an internationally highly regarded university. It is permanently noticeable that the business location Tyrol/Austria is being strengthened by the innovative strength, high quality standards and strong commitment of the people involved. For this anniversary only the deserved present is missing. An early start of construction of the new building would be the reward for your commitment. I wish you all the best for 25 years of MCI. Kind regards, Manfred Gapp RLB-Tirol AG
Manfred Gapp, Bankberater
I am happy about the large number of motivated people here at MCI.
Carina Amann, Employee
Congratulations on 25 years of excellence! Over the past 13 years, I have been able to help shape the MCI from several departments, to witness its growth firsthand, and to celebrate international awards, accreditations and collaborations. I am proud to be part of the great MCI team!
Kerstin Maier, Employee
Congratulations, dear MCI! I am very happy and proud to have been part of the MCI team for almost 10 years and thus not just to watch, but to be right in the middle of it. Motivated students and committed colleagues characterize the day-to-day work and the contribution and implementation of ideas as well as personal commitment are encouraged and explicitly valued. I couldn't imagine it any other way and I'm looking forward to many more years of exciting challenges and finally partying with the party-loving MCIs again :)
Susanne Kirchmair, Employee
Congratulations to the MCI for its 25 years jubilee. I am delighted to be part of a team that is so committed to science and research and at the same time puts sustainable action at the forefront. Here's to another 25 successful years!
Susanne Gutsche, Employee
Studying at MCI was the most enriching education I have completed. It made me realize that an educational institution can also be an employer. The professionalism I gained here helped me a lot, both professionally and personally. I wish the MCI all the best for the future, knowing that the environment and education will be the determining factors of the future.
Michael Haag, Alumnus
Dear Andreas and my MCI family, I am proud to have been given the opportunity to be and continue to be a part of our wonderful university. I wish MCI a very happy 25th Anniversary and look forward to our continuous success.
Clint Leahr, Senior Lecturer
Congratulations on your 25th Jubilee, MCI, and thank you for keeping student and faculty experience at the top of your priorities!
Prof. Dr. Vlad Vaiman, Visiting Professor
Heartiest Greetings to the Rector, Professors, Corporates and the People associated with MCI on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee. During my visit, i had experienced MCI as a great global institute with superior learning systems and processes and great leadership. Wishing all the best for all the future endeavours at MCI.
NARENDRA KUMAR AGRAWAL, Visiting Professor of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
Happy Birthday, MCI! I am very happy to have been able to accompany a third of the quarter century. As a lecturer, I am thrilled by the international student environment and the professional support as an external lecturer provided by the MCI team. With 20 years of experience in Big Corporate and 10 years as an self-employed in the field of food science, the MCI enables me to pass on this experience to the students. The successful combination of theory and practice produces graduates who are experts in their fields and think entrepreneurially. Off to the next 25 years - I'm with you!
Andreas Kadi, Lecturer
I really appreciate working together in the future with MCI and especially with the new established China Center in MCI. I wish MCI further succes and with the dynamic of Rector Altmann and the new head of the MCI China Center Prof. Manske Wang I am convinced there is a bright future.
Dr. Holger Haldenwang, Founder Dean of the Business School in Shenzhen Technology University (Cooperation Partner of MCI)
Dear Andreas Altmann, dear MCI team, I am very happy and proud to be part of the amazing success story of the MCI. My sincerest congratulations. Please continue your fantastic work! Yours, Peter Paal, Innsbruck/Salzburg
Peter Paal, Alumnus (MBA)
Dear MCI team, as a 1998 graduate of the General Management program (specialization in Controlling), I had the privilege of getting to know the MCI at the start of its journey as Entrepreneurial University®. Since then, I have particularly appreciated the wide range of educational opportunities and the large network, which is so valuable for personal, private and professional exchange of experience. It is an impressive best practice example that shows what developments are possible on the basis of great visions. And it needs people who constantly believe in it. All the best for the future. Kind regards Mag. (FH) Reinhard Jennewein, Dir.
Reinhard Jennewein, Alumnus (class of 1998)
Dear Rector Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann, dear Andreas! As retired President of the Consular Corps Tyrol and Vorarlberg, I congratulate you warmly on your successful efforts to anchor the MCI internationally. The lectures with personalities, ambassadors, politicians, ministers from the international and European environment have attracted attention and interest. They have contributed to the MCI's international reputation not only as a university but also as a think tank and a place for the exchange of ideas. Dear Andreas, I wish you and your colleagues all the very best for the future and continued success! Ad multos annos Ernst Wunderbaldinger Senator h.c. KR Dr. Ernst Wunderbaldinger Managing Director (ret.) Attorney-at-law em. / Management Consultant Portuguese Honorary Consul
Dr. Ernst Wunderbaldinger
France Agro3 values the great exchange relationship for students and faculty members through our ERASMUS+ agreement. We have been introduced to MCI through a colleague from AUDENCIA, in Nantes as you were looking to build up more partnerships for your Food Sciences and Biochnology program. We are delighted to work with you and hope our collaboration will be long lasting and fruitful. We wish you many more years to celebrate and hope to be able to visit in person as some point ! Kind regards, Marie Odile
Marie Odile BISCH, Erasmus Manager and Associate Dean International Relations, France Agro3-PURPAN, France
Congratulations on this important anniversary. A quarter of a century already sounds like MCI is an institution with tradition. At Zagreb School of Economics and Management we are very proud to have MCI as one of our important partners. MCI has made very important achievements throughout its history, and I hope that you continue on this path in the future.
Javier Aguayo, Zagreb School of Economic and Management (ZSEM)
Nice memories from the Staff Week that I attended in 2018 (when I was part of Toulouse Business School). You organised interesting sessions, nice discovery of your city and very warmful events. Now that I am part of Ecole d'Ingenieurs de PURPAN, I hope to come and visit you again soon and that we will continue to develop our partnership for the benefit of our students. Have a great 25th Anniversary!
NATHALIE BERTHE-SAMSON, School D'ingénieurs De Purpan, Toulouse/France
The Entrepreneurial School is celebrating its 25th birthday and we join in the celebration and offer our warmest congratulations. Together, the three of us have already experienced far more than 25 years of MCI. Each of us has her own personal MCI story, so do all our colleagues in the various departments. It is a great privilege to be able to work with so many different people every day in this colorful and dynamic environment of education, learning & development.
Katja Tschenett, Janine Prokesch, Brigitte Huter - Team MCI Student & Career Center
The fast and agile boat is called "MCI" - the captain Andreas steers it with his great vision, and this for 25 years! The whole crew fires it with their incredible commitment! The boat crossed my career 9 months ago and took me on board - a happy coincidence! Dear Andreas and dear MCI, all the best for the miles already successfully achieved! Ahoy - looking forward to the next exciting waters with you :)
Wei Manske-Wang, Employee
What a beautiful initiative and congratulations MCI on your 25th jubilee! Looking forward to developping exchanges between the France Agro 3 French schools and MCI, and of course hoping to welcome MCI colleagues and students here in Toulouse PURPAN or visiting you in a very near future !
Sarah PRINCE, Student Mobility programmes for FA3-PURPAN Toulouse, Ecole d'Ingénieurs de PURPAN
Congratulations on MCI 25th anniversary of its commitment to education. UNAERP in Brazil is proud to have MCI as our international partner and looks forward to developing future joint projects. We wish you success in the years to come.
Vanessa França Bonini Panico, Universidade de Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP) - Partner Institution in Brazil
Dear colleagues, congratulations on the extremely successful work of the last 25 years and all the best for the coming years, which will be rich in challenges - for companies but also for business schools worldwide. The MCI's contribution will be in demand and required.
Best regardsProf. Dr. Rudi Kurz Pforzheim Business School (Dean 2005-2012)
Dr. Rudi Kurz, AACSB, UN PRME DACH Chapter
Congratulations on 25 successful years and development of MCI The Entrepreneurial School in Innsbruck! Under the leadership of Rector Andreas Altmann, the idea of universities of applied sciences, one of the very few innovative educational products of modern times, has been implemented highly successfully for the benefit of students and the economy. I wish the MCI continued successful development in terms of internationality and practice-oriented curriculum!
A great idea and achievement of the Grüner, which with the mantra "mentoring the motivated" as the Entrepreneurial School makes a sustainable contribution to earn practice and theory, practitioners with teaching and research - internationally at the top level. I am proud to have been involved for a dozen years now and to have discovered many talents as well as outstanding colleagues.
Raimund Mollenhauer, Lecturer
It is a special and touching feeling for me to be reminded by this anniversary of the beginning of MCI, where I was allowed to be present as a student in the first class of 1996 and admire the development of the MCI in various functions.
Stefan Fässler, Alumnus
Congratulations on your School's anniversary and best wishes for the future from SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Jacek Prokop, Partner University, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Congratulations dear Rector, dear MCI team on the 25th anniversary of MCI's existence. All these years we have been able to host many MCI students in our International Student House - thank you for the excellent cooperation. We rejoice with you and congratulate you Andreas and your MCI team on this success story, may you succeed in more happy decades. Best regards Huberta Scheiber
Huberta Scheiber, International Student House
I would like to congratulate the MCI on its anniversary! My personal impressions of the MCI - The Entrepreneurial School: In my view, the added value of the MCI education compared to some other institutions for the students can be found in the stronger practical relevance. I have heard from MCI students that they have also appreciated this.
My added value from my work at the MCI as a lecturer in environmental law was that this led me to reflect once more as a practitioner at the Office of the Tyrolean Provincial Government on the activities of public administration. I think that the reflective practitioner in public administration can better serve the citizens. From this point of view, I have learned a lot, especially for myself, through my interesting work at the MCI. For this I thank the MCI!
Dynamic, with its finger on the pulse, nose in front, student/people oriented, led and often "pushed" by Rector Andreas Altmann. As a diplomat, I have always liked the curiosity and openness to the world in contrast to regional or even Austrian navel-gazing. International contacts were always welcome and fell on fertile ground, and as a European I appreciate the anchoring in European thinking including the Jean Monnet Chair. With vigor into the next 25 years, a new place to stay is on the horizon!
Prof. Dr. Michael Reiterer, former EU Ambassador, Lecturer, supporter
Dear Andreas, Congratulation to you and your team! One Generation MCI means inspiration, knowledge and competence passed on to many generations to come. MCI also stands for Multidisciplinarity Competence Internationality in addition Mut Charisma Innovation. This we have experienced in joint projects. Enclosed you find a picture from the “1st European-Chinese Higher Vocational Education Forum” in Guiyang 2015, with your Involvement. This paved the way for further cooperation and projects with China. Thanks for the virtual initiatives during the Pandemic. The lectures and discussions brought many new insights. All the best and much success for the next MCI generation. best regards Renate and Gerhard Burian
Renate & Gerhard Burian
The MCI is an absolute bright spot! Teaching performance and innovation in a way that inspires young people and thus takes them on a path that keeps our country successful.
Patrizia Zoller-Frischauf, Provincial Councilor from 2008 - 2021, President of the Tyrolean Seniors' Association
Dear MCI team, dear people in charge, I congratulate the MCI for 25 successful years. On the other hand, in my perception, the MCI has managed to become an institution that cannot be imagined without after 25 years. I would like to thank you for an instructive Master's program, much of which I was able to contribute to the company for which I bear responsibility. I assume that this was not my last study. Thank you all.
Roger Klimek, Alumnus
Dear MCI Team, as a graduate of the part-time course "Business and Management" in 2005, I was able to experience over a period of 4 years the great commitment and incomparable professionalism with which the MCI and its contributors can motivate teaching and learning enthusiasts to achieve top performance in education and training at the highest level. I myself was able to derive maximum benefit from my training and put what I had learned into practice during my studies. This gave me unique career opportunities and a highly successful professional and business performance. Many thanks for that! I congratulate you on your 25th anniversary and wish you and the students continued success!
Mag. (FH) Patrick Pfurtscheller, Alumnus
Congratulations on 25 years!!! I think it's great to stay connected and so well informed through the newsletter even after attending MCI. Best regards!!!
Helga Kury, Course participant 2007/08 - Tourism and Leisure Management
Very happy to see MCI moves into the future and happy I've been a part of it. Looking forward to being in the Tourism building up the hill soon enough! Best from Berlin, Cristian
Cristian Boiangiu, Alumnus
Dear Rector Altmann, dear Andreas, congratulations on the 25th anniversary of the MCI! With your untiring great efforts and those of your staff, the MCI has become ever larger and more international. This is reflected in the increasing number of new degree programs and their students. Time and again I am fascinated and impressed by the personalities from politics, science and business you have been able to attract as speakers. Respect! MCI graduates benefit from the wide range of educational opportunities and will continue to expand the network. To this end, I wish the MCI and its players continued unbridled success. Gabi Döller, Tübingen, June 22, 2021
Dr. Gabriele Döller, Vice Rector for Finance at the Medical University in Innsbruck (2009-2012)
Congratulations on 25 years of MCI and on this incomparably impressive success story! Many thanks also for the great digital inspiring anniversary program! Best wishes for the future!
Hermann Gangl, Management Consultant, HR Consultant, Business Coach as well as Head of HR
On behalf of CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management, congratulations on a wonderful milestone - let the next 25 years be even more successful and inspiring! You set an example of entrepreneurial spirit, great leadership, and continuous innovation. We are proud to have you as our partner!
Prof. Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
Editor In Chief, BMEMCI Alumnus
CEO, Magenta Telekom GmbHMember of the MCI Advisory Board
Kaye Kye Sung Chon
Chair Professor & Head, The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityMCI Lecturer
MCI SenatorMember of the Tyrolean Government 1989 - 2005Deputy Governor of Tyrol 1993 - 2005
Federal Minister for Education, Science & Research
Former Federal President of the Republic of Austria 2004 - 2016Co-Chairman Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens
Junior manager, StanglwirtMCI Alumna
CEO, Standort Agentur Tirol
8th Secretary General of the United Nations
General Manager, Markas Srl, BolzanoMember of the MCI Advisory Board
Global Director of SAP SE for many yearsFounder & Managing Director, e-mobiligence GmbHVice President of BITKOM, BerlinMember of the MCI Advisory Board
CEO, Planlicht, Start-Up CarebylightMCI Alumna
CEO, Sana Kliniken AGMember of the MCI Advisory Board
©Sana Kliniken AG
Former Austrian luge athleteThree-time World ChampionDouble Olympic ChampionMCI Alumnus
Rector, Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck
Head of the Institute for Labor & Social Law, University of ViennaMCI Lecturer
HM Lord-Lieutenant of BedfordshireMCI Lecturer
City CouncilMayor of Innsbruck 2010-2018
Governor of Tyrol
©Land Tirol / Berger
CEO, Sandoz GmbH ÖsterreichMCI Alumnus
Director, Oesterreichischen Nationalbank WestMCI Alumnus
Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs
Vice President, Global Quality Control, RocheMCI Lecturer
CEO, Wiener LinienMCI Alumnus
Tyrol group of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV Tirol)Managing Partner Tyrolit Schleifmittel Swarovski KG
Former Minister of State for Health of the Hungarian GovernmentDirector of the Health Services Management Training CentreDirector bei Semmelweis University
©EUROPEAN HEALTH FORUM GASTEIN
CEO, digithaler - agency for digital visibilityMCI Alumna
Member of the Tyrolean Government 2008 - 2021
Chief Human Resources Officer, AVL List GmbHMCI Lecturer
Provincial Councilor, Tyrolean Provincial Government
Alexander Van der Bellen
Federal President of the Republic of Austria
Herwig Van Staa
MCI SenatorMayor of Innsbruck 1994 - 2002Governor of Tyrol 2002 - 2008President of the Tyrolean Government 2008 - 2018
CEO, freenet AGMember of the MCI Advisory Board
Chairman of the MCI Supervisory Board Managing Director of the Tyrol Chamber of Commerce
Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Würth GroupMember of the MCI Advisory Board
President of the Chamber of Labour Tyrol
ATP architekten ingenieure
Partner Company Smart Builing Technologies
Handl Tyrol GmbH
Partner Company Food Technology & Nutrition
Bettina HauserHead of Human Resources, HOFER KGMCI Alumna
MCI Career Partner
illwerke vkw AG
Julius Blum GmbH
Lisa ErhartEmployer Branding und Recruiting
Porsche Holding Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Eveline Breitweiser-WunderlWork & Diversity Management
Simone Abmayr, Anna Boehm, Alena Feldl, Gereon Glombitza, Max Goller, Ben Hahnewald, Sandra Huber, Marco Jenzsch, Idris Johnson, Antonia Lechner, Eva Lobentanz, Maria Messmer, Sarah Müller, Sina Peters, Christopher Raggl, Lorenz Riemer, Rose-Sophie Rosenberger, Alexander Schuler, Franziska Schweizer, Jacqueline Simoncini, Hermann Tebbe
Partner Company Smart Building Technologies
SRH Fernhochschule - The Mobile University
Ottmar SchneckRector & CEO
Richard NeumannSenior Manager, Communications & Events
Head of Department & StudiesMechatronics
Head of Department & StudiesSocial Work
Assistant & Project ManagementFood Technology & Nutrition
HeadQuality Management, Personnel Development & Recruiting
Deputy HeadAcademic Council
Business & Management
Center for Entrepreneurship
Head of Department & StudiesBiotechnology
HeadMarketing & Communications
HeadAccounting, Finance & Personnel Administration
Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering
Head of the Academic CouncilLecturer
Head of Department & StudiesIndustrial Engineering & Management
MCI Lecturer, Professor for MarketingMCI Employee Representative
Head of Department & StudiesFood Technology & Nutrition
Assistant & Project ManagementInternational Relations
Exchange CoordinatorInternational Relations
Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management
Office ManagementExecutive Education
Head of Department & StudiesManagement, Communication & ITDigital Business & Software EngineeringIT-Services
Head of Department & StudiesManagement & Law
Assistant & Project ManagementBusiness & Management
Assistant & Project ManagementSocial Work
Student & Career Center
Tourism Business Studies
Coordinator Transnational Education & ProjectsInternational Relations
Professor for International BusinessNonprofit-, Social- & Health Care Management
Head of China Center
Family Business Center