Science is the foundation for progress – technologically and socially. The path to science leads through universities: they offer space to expand one’s own knowledge, space for open discourse and for personal development.
Universities offer even more: From the first day of their studies, students make important contacts that grow into an international network over time. In addition to classic research, this alumni network is the engine for further development: through personal connections, new things emerge, ideas and progress emerge. We want to promote and strengthen these connections, because this is the only way science can succeed. Science connects, unites, creates common ground. Let’s use this potential!
Hannelore Veit is President of the Alumni Association of the University of Vienna since 2021. The journalist and author was previously chief correspondent for many years for the public broadcaster ORF in Washington D.C. (USA).