April 02nd 2021

New Associate Professors at MCI

Internationality at MCI in Innsbruck | New Associate Professors Dr. Wei Manske-Wang and Dr. Evgeniia Filippova-Karlusch


From left to right: Evgeniia Filippova-Karlusch and Wei Manske-Wang. ©MCI_Geisler
From left to right: Evgeniia Filippova-Karlusch and Wei Manske-Wang. ©MCI_Geisler

The Entrepreneurial School® is delighted to announce that two exceptionally qualified female professors have joined the campus since the 2020/21 academic year. With exciting backgrounds, the two power women decisively present the internationality at MCI.

Dr. Wei Manske-Wang

Dr. Wei Manske-Wang combines her extensive experience in the industry with academia and brings this knowledge transfer in an exemplary manner to the Entrepreneurial School®, where she recently received her Associate Professorship.

A native of China, she began her academic career at East China Normal University in Shanghai, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in German and Tourism. In Germany, Dr. Manske-Wang earned her Masters of Science with Honors in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg, followed by her doctoral studies in economics at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstatt, where she received her doctorate in economics, writing her empirical thesis on "Urbanization and Energy Supply of Megacities in China".

For the last 14 years, Dr. Manske-Wang worked successfully in German industrial companies. There, she deepened her research interests, especially strategy development for marketing and companies, foresighting of technology trends in the energy network, identification of innovation potentials and last but not least networking of the German-speaking economic area with the new technology superpower China.

"It is an urgent concern of mine to connect the exciting and rapidly changing economic area of China with Europe. I see great potential, especially for the Tyrol as a business location, and I am looking forward to playing an active role at MCI," explains Dr. Manske-Wang.

Her strong international network combined with her scientific orientation is reflected, among other things, by her visiting professorship at Shenzen Technology University in China and numerous teaching assignments at recognized German universities.

Dr. Evgeniia Filippova-Karlusch

Dr. Evgeniia Filippova-Karlusch received her first degree in economics from the State University of Economics and Finance in St. Petersburg and subsequently completed a Master of Science in Economics at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. The practical experience in entrepreneurship and business development she had already gained in St. Petersburg was expanded by her consulting activities in the start-up service of the University of Jena.

Dr. Filippova-Karlusch received her PhD with honors at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, where she accompanied numerous innovation management projects, established new interdisciplinary courses and made the topic of entrepreneurship accessible to a broad target group. As a Senior Scientist, her research focus was on crypto economics, with a particular focus on the intersection between blockchain technologies and entrepreneurship in interdisciplinary research.

Previously, she was a Researcher and Lecturer at WU in the interdisciplinary research area of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management.

As a Research Fellow at CERN and at the digitization incubator i2c at the Vienna University of Technology, Dr. Filippova-Karlusch focused mainly on entrepreneurship and technology transfer and the exploitation of research results in spin-offs.

Impressive is also her last station in the context of a research activity at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria's largest Research & Technology organization. As a researcher, she successfully dedicated herself to the acquisition and supervision of national and European research projects.

Recently, Dr. Filippova-Karlusch was also appointed as a scientific expert to the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cryptocurrencies.

"I am very pleased to be able to contribute my international experience and network in business and technology in such a renowned environment as the MCI for the benefit of students and partners. I see great potential here at the MCI to set deeper or new accents in my core competence areas of Entrepreneurship, Digital Transformation and Block chain and also to take a pioneering role in these new subject areas through international collaborations," says Filippova-Karlusch.

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Mag. Susanne Crawford | Assistant & Project Manager Marketing & Communications
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evgeniia Filippova-Karlusch | Leave of Absence Bachelor's program Business & Management
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Prof. Dr. Wei Manske-Wang | International Business Bachelor's program Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management
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