May 06th 2024

MCI receives award for UNESCO Chair & Sustainability

MCI wins BMDA Significant Impact Award 2024 for promoting sustainable development

MCI Innsbruck campus with the Nordkette in the background ©MCI / Anna Geisler
MCI has been a member of the international BMDA association since 2014. ©MCI / Anna Geisler

Due to the exemplary integration of sustainability across MCI operations and academic programs and receiving recognition with the award of the UNESCO Chair in Futures Capability for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurial School® was presented with the prestigious Significant Impact Award 2024 by the Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA).

The award ceremony took place as part of the BMDA Annual Conference in Gdansk, Poland, which provided valuable exchange and inspiring lectures with international guests, including former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa.

Regina Obexer, Head of the MCI Center for Responsible Management & Social Impact, accepted the award on behalf of the MCI and thanked the BMDA Board, “It is wonderful to see that the effort so many colleagues at MCI are putting into sustainable development is being recognized by the BMDA.”

Antje Bierwisch, MCI professor and holder of the UNESCO Chair for future studies established in 2023, is delighted at the Chair’s recognition: “This award highlights MCI's commitment to promoting sustainable development through education, research, and innovation and emphasizes our contribution to shaping a more sustainable future.”

“We are honored to receive the BMDA Significant Impact Award, which acknowledges MCI's commitment to fostering sustainable impact across our academic and operational activities,” adds MCI Rector Andreas Altmann. “This encourages us to continue our efforts, particularly in our collaboration with international networks.”

About BMDA

The Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) was founded in 2002 by universities and business schools from the Baltic States and Central and Eastern Europe. The BMDA has 70 members in 27 countries and promotes research, teaching, international outreach, and networking of management institutions and companies. MCI has been a member of the international BMDA association since 2014.


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