March 23rd 2017

MCI successful at the 2017 Health Research Awards

Graduates of the Entrepreneurial School® have been awarded for their outstanding theses in health promotion, e-health, and healthcare

In the context of the Austrian Health Economy Congress the best master projects in the field of health economy were recently honored. This prestigious prize for applied research is awarded in four categories. Among the twelve award winners are four graduates of the MCI Master’s program in International Health & Social Management.

Isabel Geiger achieved second place in the Healthcare category for her Master’s thesis “Integrated Care: Do Austrian INTEGRI Projects Comply with International Concepts? – A Validation of the INTEGRI Criteria”, as has Lisa Lore Hasenöhrl in the E-Health category for her paper “An Analysis of Communication Strategies and Citizen Compliance of Health Service Lines as Basis for the TEWEB Project in Austria”.

In the Health Promotion category two MCI graduates stood out: Alexander Lackner achieved second place for his Master’s thesis titled “Tobacco Use among Medical Students in Austria – A Cross-Sectional Multi-Center Study Using the Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS)”, Anna-Sophia Bilgeri was awarded third place for her paper “The Influence of Capital and Capabilities on the Development of Regional Health Targets”.

The English-language Master’s program in International Health & Social Management offered at MCI is among the most renowned study programs in this field in Europe, cooperating closely with high-ranking universities such as the University of Economics, Prague, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Bologna, and others. The course tackles the increasing challenges of health and social services and provides students with an ideal basis for national and international careers in health management and NGOs. Siegfried Walch, head of the International Health & Social Management Department at MCI, is delighted with his graduates: “These distinctions are a testimony to the commitment of the graduates of our internationally-oriented master courses in the health management sector and they demonstrate their capacity, due to the practical relevance of their studies, to contribute directly to the solution of important social and economic problems.”

The Health Research Award is awarded by the Austrian Economic Chambers platform for health economy in the categories for “Management in Healthcare”, “Healthcare”, “Health Promotion”, and “E-Health”. The award honors the best theses written within the framework of Austrian study programs in health economy. Submitted papers are evaluated using the double-blind method. The best candidates then face a demanding hearing.

Master study program International Health & Social Management

Press contact
Mag. (FH) Ulrike Fuchs
+43 512 2070-1527