Webster Vienna Students Win Top Awards at Warwick Economics Summit

Feb. 10, 2020

Webster Vienna Students Win Top Awards at Warwick Economics Summit

Webster Vienna students are celebrating after claiming two out of a possible three awards at the Warwick Economics Summit 2020.

Now famous for its incredible line-up of speakers –  from Nobel Prize winners to Prime Ministers, from human rights activists to industry leaders – the Warwick Economics Summit was first held January 2002, the first-ever inter-university undergraduate economics event in the United Kingdom. Last week, the 2020 Summit welcomed Webster Vienna’s delegation of 14 students, who joined over 500 other student delegates representing 63 countries and 43 universities worldwide, for a weekend of lectures, debates, and student-led seminars.

Among them was Anastasiia Hizenko, a Webster Vienna student studying for a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, who was delighted to receive the award for ‘Best Delegate’. After accepting the award and the prize book “Until We Are Free”, written and autographed by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Hizenko enthused: “I am so happy to experience this opportunity and to be part of the Webster Vienna delegation! Not only was the WES 2020 packed with thought-provoking ideas, but I also genuinely feel the trip gave me a chance to realize how amazingly inspiring our international team of delegates is!” 

The Summit was also a perfect opportunity for Karim Elatraby, Webster Vienna’s Ambassador and a Master’s student in Finance, who was delighted to receive the award for ‘Best Ambassador’, as well as to have a meeting with Carlo Cottarelli, ex-director of the International Monetary Fund and former Prime Minister of Italy.

“The Warwick Economics Summit is an amazing event, a venue where you can experience the unexpected – the enthusiasm of the fellow students, but also the wisdom of the hand-picked speakers! Personally, every moment was like a dear diary moment!” raved Elatraby.


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