About CSRE

In September 2016, the MODUL Team established an Austrian Education hub in Dubai. MODUL University’s home campus is in Austria, the country of 23 Nobel Prize winners, all of which were educated in Austrian schools or universities. Austria is known as the international quality benchmark and the golden standard for economists, musicians, composers, hoteliers and indeed - scholars in economics and business, and sustainability research and development. Read More

MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, offers specialized and internationally accredited undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programmes in International Management, Tourism and Hospitality, Interactive Marketing, Events Management, New Media Technology and Sustainable Development to prepare students to pursue international managerial careers while equipping them with the necessary skills to succeed in tomorrow’s global business needs.

MODUL University Dubai has also been nominated as the official partner of the Hamdan Centre for the Future of Investment – a global initiative under the umbrella of Dubai FDI that aims to promote the contribution of Foreign Direct Investment to sustainable development. MODUL is the only higher education and CSRE as a research institution to partner the initiative. Read Less

On 2016 The Centre for Sustainability through Research & Education (CSRE) was launched following MODUL University Dubai founding principle:

“Our ambition is linked to sustainability to endure the test of time while we believe through consistency we create integrity and through integrity we breed trust in pursuit of excellence”

CSRE in Action

Austrian School of Economics

Guided by the ideals of a The Humboldtian Model of Higher Education where study should be guided by humanistic ideals and freedom of thought.

Influenced by the economic theories that have become centerpieces of modern economic and business analysis.

Strategic Themes

CSRE focuses its efforts and resources on three areas that are critical to the future development of the region.

Activities

CSRE is fully dedicated to sustainability via four key pillars to focus its efforts.

Sustainable Solutions

Support the region’s efforts in driving sustainability through investment in education & research

For further information, please contact us at csre@modul.ac.ae

Green Education

Promote Dubai & the UAE as a center of excellence for sustainability & education

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Sustainability Hub

Establish a regional hub for collaboration between industry, policy makers & NGOs

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Education Scholarship

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Research Grants

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Forums & Events

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Startup Support

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Sustainable Tourism

Source: www.wttc.org

Social Entrepreneurship

Source: www.socialgoodstuff.com

Youth Development

Education plays an important role in empowering youth and supporting government efforst in positioning the private sector

Building a pipline of future leaders through training, higher education and mentorship programmes

Long-term talent sustainability through research-based employability campaigns

Dr. Oliver Loisel

Assistant Professor
Department of International Management

With extensive experience in corporate management as well as management consultancy, Oliver Loisel balances strategy, business models and processes with E-Business and IT. His work covered the process industry, energy supply and infrastructure, governmental and education, banking, insurance and IT. As co-founder of the ATLAS group, he built up several companies in the service and IT industry and actively manages them. Dr. Loisel´s focus is on strategy and business models in the internet of things.

Dr. Loisel has more than 15 years of experience in top management consulting and adult education. He trained companies, managers, undergraduate and postgraduate students regarding General Management, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. For over a decade he held several hundreds of speeches during Europe´s largest E-Business Roadshow.

Oliver Loisel is an Austrian national based in Switzerland and has been active in the Middle East since 2011.

Professional Background

  • Managing Partner and CEO, ATLAS group
  • Project Manager, Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen
  • Interim Manager, ÖBB Holding
  • Executive Partner, Loisel.Consulting
  • Project Manager, IDC
  • Project Manager, Braintrust

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Laws, University of Vienna, Austria, 2008
  • Master of Science Human Resource Management and Organizational Development, PEF Private University for Management, Vienna, Austria, 2004
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria, 2004
  • Master of Advanced Studies Information Technology Consulting, Danube University, Krems, Austria, 2002
  • Master of Laws, University of Vienna, Austria, 2001

Dr. Oliver Loisel

Assistant Professor
Department of International Management

Awards and Recognition

  • Member of the Austrian United Arab Emirates Associatio
  • Contributor to several industry magazines

Research Areas

  • Strategies, Business Models and Ecosystems in the Internet of Things

Publications and Insights

  • 2016: Loisel: Internet of Things strategy and roadmap, Computerwelt 14
  • 2016: Loisel: What Netflix has got to do with socks, Computerwelt 6
  • 2015: Keuschnigg/ Loisel: 5 assumptions on digitization in the industrial sector, Industry Magazine, 12
  • 2007: IPTV´s contribution to the challenges of rural regions, Malik, Vienna
  • 2006 Loisel: Innovation in the knowledge economy: Protecting Intellectual Property as a fundamental driver of economic growth and location attractiveness, Malik, Vienna
  • 2005 Loisel/Heimerl: Learning with case studies in organisational and personnel development, Linde, Vienna

Dr. Philip Boigner

Assistant Professor
Department of International Management

Dr. Boigner, an Austrian national, has a vast industrial experience in the areas of investment banking, asset management, private equity, M&A, venture capital, software engineering and consulting in Europe, Australia and the Middle East. In 2011, Dr. Philip Boigner moved to the UAE, the country with one of the most developed and fastest growing economies in the world, to contribute his knowledge and expertise and was engaged as Vice President for Investments in a multi-billion dollar Dubai government entity. His mandate encompassed the development of modern technologies in the Emirate of Dubai and the greater MENA region. More recently, he was appointed as the CEO of the largest Innovation and Venture Capital fund in the region with its offices in Muscat, Oman.

Furthermore, Dr. Boigner is involved into investment-related research, including quantitative hedge funds and emerging markets technology funds.

Professional Background

  • Ibtikar Innovation Oman, Oman
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, UAE
  • PBI Group SA, Monaco
  • Moravia Capital AG, Switzerland
  • LRP Capital GmbH, Germany
  • Flinders Consulting Ltd., Australia
  • IBM Central Europe Ltd., Austria

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Business Administration, International University of Monaco, 2013
  • Doctor of Business in Finance, Sophia Antipolis University of Nice, France, 2012
  • Master in Law & Economics, Sophia Antipolis University of Nice, France, 2009
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Southern California, USA, 2006
  • Master in Science in Information Systems, Hawaii Pacific University, USA, 2001
  • Bachelor in Science in Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University, USA, 2000

Dr. Philip Boigner

Assistant Professor
Department of International Management

Awards and Recognition

  • Certified Islamic Finance Executive
  • Chairman of the VC Chapter of the MENA Private Equity Association
  • Co-Chairman of the Dubai-AHK Technology Committee
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Contributor to several regional and international industry magazines

Research Areas

  • Hedge Fund Replication
  • Cyber Currencies, Mobile Payments and Future Banking Systems
  • Emerging Market Venture Capital Financing

List of Publications

  • Philip Boigner and Gregory Gadzinski, (March 2015): Diversification with risk factors and investable hedge fund indices. Journal of Asset Management 16, 101116 | doi:10.1057/jam.2015.10
  • Philip Boigner and Gregory Gadzinski, (February 2013): Are investable hedge fund indices holding their promise? © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 1753-9641, Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds Vol. 19, 1, 31–49
  • Philip Boigner and Gregory Gadzinski, (Spring 2015): Seeking Fully Investable and Optimized Exposure to Alternative Assets. Alternative Investment Analyst Review
  • Forbes publication:
    Challenges Persist In Raising Venture Funds In The Middle East | Forbes Middle East

Dr. Declan McCrohan

Associate Professor
Department of Applied Statistics & Economics

Dr. Declan McCrohan, an Australian national, has over a decade of experience working in the field of Academia throughout Asia and the Middle East.  His academic experience and unparalleled leadership skills have enabled him to develop and deliver a number of unique undergraduate and postgraduate courses at a number of universities including Alfaisal University in the KSA, Zayed University  and Heriot Watt University in the UAE and Victoria University in Australia. Dr. McCrohan’s research interests cover a wide range of areas including financial modelling of Middle Eastern stock markets, entrepreneurship drivers in the Middle East and the development of international education offshore programmes, with particular focus on Australian Tertiary Institutions’ expansion into Asia and the MENA Region. Dr. McCrohan was also the team leader of the 2009 UAE GEM Study into Entrepreneurship in the UAE.

Professional Background

  • Austock Group, Melbourne, Australia
  • Australian Trade Commission, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Declan McCrohan

Associate Professor
Department of Applied Statistics & Economics

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 Best paper award at the 29th International Business Research Conference, Sydney Australia, paper titled “The 2011 US Debt Ceiling Debacle – Multivariate GARCH in-Mean Analysis authored by Dr Bruce Budd and Dr Declan McCrohan
  • 2014 MBA Teacher of the Year award – College of Business, Alfaisal Universit
  • 2014 Supervised the winning three research projects at the Alfaisal University Student Research Awards
  • 2012 MBA Teacher of the Year, College of Business, Alfaisal Universit
  • 2010 Best Reviewer Award at the 2010 AIB-MENA Conference –Finance, Economics and Accounting Track
  • 2009 Designated the Team Leader of the UAE GEM Study into Entrepreneurship in the UAE
  • 2000 Awarded a full scholarship to undertake PhD studies by the Faculty of Business and Law, Victoria University
  • 1997 National Australia Bank Business Student of the Year Prize for Best Post Graduate Student at Victoria University
Research Areas

  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the MENA region
  • Market Efficiency Testing of GCC and Asia Pacific Market
  • Financial Markets Focus on Volatility
  • The Downfall of Long-term Fundamental Investment Principle
  • The link between International Student Flows and International Trade patterns
  • The relationship between economic growth, fiscal budget balances and oil price volatility within GCC market

List of Publications:

  • 2015 Budd B. & McCrohan, D. (2015). The 2011 US Debt Ceiling Debacle – Multivariate GARCH-in-Mean Analysis. Journal of Business Policy and Research, 10(2)
  • 2012 McCrohan, D. & Budd, B. (2012). Sensitivity of Sector Risk-return Relationships in the Saudi Arabian Stock Market. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 85, 101-110.
  • 2012 McCrohan, D., Tong, Q. & Erogul, M. (2012). An analysis of entrepreneurship across 5 major nationality groups in the UAE. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship 17(2), 1-18
  • 2010 McCrohan, D, Erogul, M, Tong, Q. & Vellinga, N. (2010). 2009 GEM Report on Entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates. Zayed University.

Prof. Dr. Edith M. Szivas

Full Professor
Programme Director for Tourism & Hospitality Department of Tourism & Service Management

Dr. Edith M Szivas, a British national, is a leading international expert in the area of Tourism and Hospitality with the track record in strategy and development of over 25 years. Her involvement into a number of Governmental projects aimed at strategic development of the hospitality industry across several countries in Europe and Middle East. She is an author of numerous publications and also she is actively engaged into public speaking.

Dr. Szivas has a vast academic experience in the Universities of London, Surrey, Greenwich, Macau, and others. Her ongoing consultancy activity with the leading global organizations like UNWTO and USAID has made her contribution into development of the industry truly invaluable.

Professional Background

  • Director, SeaStar Consultancy, UAE
  • Senior Management positions at various financial, educational and hospitality institutions (Budapest Bank, University of Surrey, Jumeirah Group)

Educational Background

  • PhD in Tourism Employment and Labour Market, University of Surrey, UK, 1997
  • MSc in Tourism Planning and Development, University of Surrey, UK, 1994
  • BSc in International Trade, Kulkereskedelmi Foiskola, Hungary, 1990

Prof. Dr. Edith M. Szivas

Full Professor
Programme Director for Tourism & Hospitality Department of Tourism & Service Management

Awards and Recognition

  • Member of the Tourism Society Tourism Consultants Network, UK
  • Member of AIEST International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism
  • Expert and Auditor at UNWTO Ted.Qual (UNWTO Tourism Education Quality Certification Programme)
  • UNWTO Consultant for tourism policy and strategy, national level tourism human resources development and tourism education projects since 1998

Research Areas

  • Tourism and Hospitality (specifically covering the Middle East region)
  • Crisis Management

List of Publications

  • Riley, M and Szivas, E. (2015) Luxury and Innovation: Towards an Evaluative Framework. Research in Hospitality Management. 147-152.
  • Ladkin, A and Szivas, E. (2015) Green Jobs and Employment in Tourism. In: Veddy, M. V. and Wilkes K. (editors) Tourism in the Green Economy. Routledge.
  • Stylidis D, Biran A, Sit J, Szivas E. (2014) Residents’ Support for Tourism Development: The Role of Residents’ Place Image and Perceived Tourism Impacts. Tourism Management. 45(2014) 260-274.
  • Bartalos, S and Szivas E (2013) Green tourism certification in the UAE – Why to Implement? Published by Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED).

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Walter Simon

Full Professor (Visiting)
Programme Area Director for Public Governance & Sustainable Development

Prof. Jürgen Simon, with for 40 years of academic experience, is a Guest scholar at the Law University Hanoi in Vietnam, Head of the Institute of Law at the University of Lüneburg, Chair of the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and former Head of the innovation and cooperation department at Siemens Healthcare. He has also held positions at CERN and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. His research focuses on themes relating to Law and Biotechnology, Environmental Law, Economics and New Information Technologies. He is the author of many books and articles in these areas.

Professional Activities

  • Tenured Full Professor of Civil Law, Economic Law and Environmental Law at Leuphana University in Lower-Saxony, Economic Faculty
  • Member of CELLS/Medical University Hannover and worked at the University of London. Director of the Institute of Law at the University of Lüneburg since 1989
  • Head of the Research Centre of Biotechnology and Law
  • Head of the European Academy of Environment and Economy in Lünebur
  • Head of the “Further Education in Environment, Management and Law” at the University of Lüneburg
  • Co-organisator of the further education course (M.A.) “Bio-conflict Management (with Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Knoepffler, Head of the Ethics Institute Jena)
  • Director of the Academy Finance, Insurance & Law in Hamburg
  • Director of the Bioethics Law e.V.
  • Assistant Professor at the Universities of Freiburg (Roman and Civil Law) and Munich (Economic History, 1973-1979)
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Hannover (1980-1988)
  • Founder and Director of the Institute of Law and the Faculty of Environmental Science at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Research Fellowship at the New University of Lisbon/Portugal (2009-2010) and the University of London/United Kingdom (2011-2013)
  • Member of the Institute of the Medical University Hannover “Center of Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences” since 2009
  • Member of the “Global Applied Ethics Network”, an international network of professional experts in applied ethics from a variety of disciplines (as Prof. Julian Savalescu/Oxford, Xiao Wen/Zhejiang, Takeshi Nakazawa/Tokyo, Tom Beauchamp/Georgetown and Stephan Sonnenberg/Harvard) since 2009

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Walter Simon

Full Professor (Visiting)
Programme Area Director for Public Governance & Sustainable Development

Research Activities

  • The Civil Law, National and International Economic Law, Environmental Law, Medical Law
  • Direction of several research projects:
    For the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and other ministries such as the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment of Lower Saxony, the Federal Office of Technology Assessment of the German Parliament as a basis for the federal legislation
  • German Research Association (DFG)
  • VW- Foundation
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
  • German Academies and private enterprises
  • Expert and scientific advisor for the European Commission and for several foundations in Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Turkey and Vietnam
  • General coordinator of EU-Projects, co-coordinator and several times as a member in projects financed by the European Commission (for example member of a European working team
  • Organisation of European Symposiums like on “Sustainability in Law” in 1997 and on “Corporate Social Responsibility”
  • Design and Set up of the Faculty for Environment at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Organisation of several conferences, congresses and workshops on environmental questions, such as waste, climate change, forestry and pollution
  • Advisor at Kadir Has University Istanbul
  • Researcher at the New University Lisbon; since 2010
  • Fellow at the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Medical University Hannover (CELLS) since 2011
  • Visiting scholar at the University of London (2011-2013)
Publications and Insights

Editor of the publication series "Law, Economy and Environment"

  • Bd.1: Umweltschutz zwischen Staat und Markt, Moderne Konzeptionen im Umweltschutz, Baden-Baden 1989 (Hrsg. Donner, Magoulas, Simon, Wolf)
  • Bd.2: Jarass, Neidlein, Obermair, Von der Sozialkostentheorie zum umweltpolitischen Steuerungsinstrument, Baden-Baden 1989
  • Bd.3: Nauschütt, Altlasten, Baden-Baden 1989
  • Bd.4: Frank, Verkehrslärm und Verkehrsberuhigung, Baden-Baden 1991
  • Bd.5: Ewrigmann, Gawel, Kompensationen im Immissionsschutzrecht, Baden-Baden 1994
  • Bd.6: Tischer, Ökologische Berater-Netzwerke - Ein Beratungsmodell zur Förderung einer ökologieorientierten Verhaltensausrichtung kleiner und mittlerer Unternehmungen, Baden-Baden 1994
  • Bd.7: Bizer/Ewringmann, Abgaben für den Bodenschutz in Sachsen-Anhalt, Baden-Baden 1998
  • Bd.8: Gawel/Lübbe-Wolff, Rationale Umweltpolitik – Rationales Umweltrecht, Baden-Baden 1999
  • Bd.9: Gawel, Umweltabgaben zwischen Steuer- und Gebührenlösung, Baden-Baden 1999
  • Bd.10: Gawel/Lübbe-Wolff, Effizientes Umweltordnungsrecht, Baden-Baden 2000
  • Bd.11: Fischer, Zur Herleitung von Gesetzgebungskompetenzen im Umweltschutz, Baden-Baden 2001
  • Bd.12: Ahrens/Donner/Simon, Arbeit – Umwelt, Baden-Baden 2001
  • Bd.13: Gawel, Effizienz im Umweltrecht, Baden-Baden 2001
  • Bd.14: Langerfeld, Berufsausübungs- und –Zulassungsregelungen für Betriebsprüfer und Umweltgutachter Baden-Baden 2002
  • Bd.15: Köck/Thum/ Wolf, Praxis und Perspektiven der Eingriffsregelung, Baden-Baden 2005

Editor of the publication series of the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University Lüneburg

  • Nr.1: Simon/Kaml, Erhebung zum umweltbezogenen Weiterbildungsbedarf, 1990
  • Nr.2: Neumann-Szyska, Marketing als Komponente des ökologisch orientierten strategischen Managements, 1991
  • Nr.3: Freiherr v. Lersner, Die ökologische Wende der Wissenschaften, 1992
  • Nr.4: Tagungsband Lüneburger Umwelttage - Duales System Deutschland - 1993 (mit Hennings/Berlit)
  • Nr.5: Geyer/Wilhelmi, Forum Umwelt, 1993
  • Nr.6: Voß, Stoffökologische Perspektiven der Abfallwirtschaft, 1994
  • Nr.7: Eichert, Ökologie-Management. Das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Umweltschutz und ökologischem Erfolg, 1994

Editor of the publication series "Environmental Sciences in Theory and Practise (with Jansen)"

  • Bd.1: Umweltorientierte Unternehmensführung im Mittelstand, Tagungsband der Lüneburger Umwelttage 1995 (mit Ritter)
  • Bd.2: Ordnungsrecht und Umweltmanagement nach der EG-Öko-Audit-Verordnung: Substitution oder Ergänzung?, Tagungsband des Lüneburger Umweltsymposiums 1996 (mit Ritter)
  • Bd.3: Mersiowsky, Stoffstrom-Management bei der biologischen Abfallbehandlung, 1998

Editor of the publication series "Management, Law and Environment"

  • Bd.1: Sander/Rosenzweig, Wasserrecht - Abwasserrecht, 1999
  • Bd.2: Makus, Allgemeines Verwaltungsrecht, 2002 
  • Bd.3: Busch/Iburg, Umweltstrafrecht, 2002
  • Bd.4: Petersen/Heuer, Kreislaufwirtschafts- und Abfallgesetz, 2003
  • Bd.5: Zabel, Ökologische Unternehmenspolitik im Verhaltenskontext – Ver-haltensmodellierung für Sustainability, 2001

Articels/Bookcontributions etc. (selected)

  • Eine ökonomische Bewertung der EG-Produkthaftungsrichtlinie, des Produkthaftungsgesetzes und der Umwelthaftung, in: Haftpflichtrisiken in Unternehmen. Produkt- und Umwelthaftung, (Hrsg. W. Müller), Schriften zur Unternehmensführung, Bd. 41, Wiesbaden 1989, S. 75-84;
  • Datenbanken im Umweltschutz, Teil 1, in: jur-pc 7-8/90, S. 713-720 (with Taeger und Peez)
  • Datenbanken im Umweltschutz, Teil 2, in: jur-pc 9/90, S. 738-744 (with Taeger und Peez)
  • New Developments in Environmental Protection and their Economic Effects, in: Wirtschaftsförderung per Umweltrecht, Loccumer Protokolle 5/95 (Hrsg. A. Dally), Loccum 1997, S. 29–42
  • Introduction of an Environmental Management System (with Jansen), http://www.tu-harburg.de/UMWELT98/papers/sektor_d/jansen/main.html
  • European Environmental Policy, Wissenschaftsschriften des Instituts für Staat und Recht der Tjumener Staatlichen Universität. Ausgabe 1. Tjumen, Verlag der Tjumener Staatlichen Universität 2000, S. 215-219
  • Environmental Civil Law, in: Studium der Umweltwissenschaften, Rechtswissenschaften (Hrsg. Edmund Brandt), Berlin/Heidelberg/New York 2001, S. 185–199
  • Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung, in: Lexikon Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften (Hrsg. Werner F. Schulz u.a.), Lehr- und Handbücher zur Ökologischen Unternehmensführung und Umweltökonomie, München 2001, S. 587–595
  • Juristische Grundsätze zur Biotechnologie in der Medizin – ein Statement, in: Biotechnologische Verfahren und Möglichkeiten in der Medizin (Hrsg. Dietrich Arndt, Günter Obe, Ulrich Kleeberg), RKI-Schrift 1/01, München 2001, S. 213–215
  • The impact of National and international debate in the European Union on the Moratorium on the Release of GMO into the environment: The Debate in Germany and the Moratorium in: Journal International de Bioéthique, International Journal of Bioethics (ed. Christian Byk), Paris 2006, pp. 95-106
  • The need of political-legal regulation (with Paslack), in: Environmental Ethics. An Introduction for Teachers and Learners (ed. Rainer Paslack / Kees Vromans / Gamze Yüzel Isidar), Ankara 2010, S. 119-137; auch in Umweltethik (ed. dies.), München 2010, pp. 153-180; zugleich in: Cevre Korumada Ethik Yakasimlar, Ankara 2010

Other Publications

  • Author, co-author and editor of several books and numerous articles (over 200), published in several countries and in nine languages (over seventy publications).
  • The Right of Personality and its economical appearances. A development process, Berlin 1981, Dissertation/Thesis
  • Data Bank Investigation. Development, Content and Limits of a Criminal Police Method) Baden-Baden 1981;
  • The Cancellation of the basis of an agreement. Risk Prevention by liability regulations in the case of informational uncertainty, Hannover 1989
  • Genome Analyses of Employees in Jurisprudence and Science, Düsseldorf 198
  • Harmonisation of Product Liability Laws in the United Kingdom and in the Federal Republic of Germany. An applied Economic Analysis (with London Economics und J. Finsinger), London 1992
  • Legal and Legal/Political Aspects of Applying Genome Analytic Methods in Human Beings, Study for the Office of Technology Assessment of the German Parliament, Bonn 1993
  • The Debate about the Regulation of Gene Therapy in an International Comparison, Study for the Office of Technology Assessment of the German Parliament, Bonn 1995
  • Regulations of Gene Therapy and molecular Medicine in an international Comparison Bonn 1996
  • Legal Aspects of Cloning of Animals and Human Beings, Study for the Office of Technology Assessment of the German Parliament, Berlin 2001
  • Gene Diagnostic and Insurance-The international Situation in Comparison, Baden-Baden 2006
  • Bio Material Banks – Legal Limits, Publication Series of the Telematic Plattform for Medical Research Nets, Berlin 2006
  • Legal Aspects of Gene Doping in Sports. Study for the German Parliament and the Office of Technology Assessment, Berlin 2007
  • Enhancement in Medicine and Daily Life. A first Study of the Ethical Implications and the Legal Regulation Necessity, On Behalf of the German Parliament and the Office of Technology Assessment, Berlin 2011
  • Editor Handbook „Law of Biotechnology“, 3 Books and Part of the Data Bank BioLawDa, ca. 2500 pages)
  • Co-editor of the Publication series: Law, Ethics and Economy of Bio Technology since 1993 with 21 volumes published)
  • Editor of the Publication Series „Finance, Insurance & Law“, with Co-Editors Prof. Dr. Marisa Aparicio/Madrid Universidad Autonoma, Prof. Dr. Tekin Memis/Kadir Has University/Turkey, Jürgen Robienski/CELLS/Medical University Hannover
  • Co-editor of the Publication Series: Law, Public Health Care System and Society
  • Academic advisor for the Publication series: Applied Ethics) with Editors Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Knoepffler, Director of the Ethics Institute of the Jena University

Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger

Academic Head
Full Professor
Programme Area Director for International Management

Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger has been active in the world of academia since 1982 and prior to joining MODUL University Dubai has held the Chair of Financial Services Research as well as the Chair of Public Economics at the University of Vienna. Previously, Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger held professorial positions at the University of Bern, University of Lüneburg, University of California, Tongij University in Shanghai, University of Miami, and University of Hohenheim- Stuttgart. He is also a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, member of the Academy of Insurance, cofounder of the Finance and Ethics Academy in Austria, holds board memberships in public and private institutions - and has been a consultant for Government organizations in Brussels, Bonn, New York, Bern and Vienna. Beside being a successful academician, he has been a part of Board of Directors for several companies: IT Warehouse AG, Sigma Investment AG, Hamburg, Smart Trader AG, Zollikon, Global FX United and a CEO of several companies. 

Professional Background

  • Board of Directors on several companies including IT Warehouse AG, Sigma Investment AG, Hamburg, Smart Trader AG, Zollikon, Global FX United
  • Senior management positions in several financial and advisory firms in Europe

Educational Background

  • Venia Docendi in Business Administration, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Habilitation in Economics, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • PhD, University of Bonn, Germany
  • MSs in Mathematics, Ohio State University, USA
  • BSs in Physics, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger

Academic Head
Full Professor
Programme Area Director for International Management

Awards and Recognition

  • Editor and Member of the editorial Board of several Journals in Economics, Business and La
  • Expert for Governments and Public Bodies on Regulatory Issues, Antitrust Law, Investment and Finance as well as Insurance, Comparative Law, Ethical Investment as well as Islamic Finance
  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Cofounder of the Finance and Ethics Academy in Austria
  • Licensed financial advisor in Austria
  • Consultant for Government organizations in Brussels, Bonn, New York, Bern and Vienna
  • Research Grants from DFG, Anglo-German Foundation, German Marshall Fund, Thyssen Foundation

Research Areas

  • Economic theory and policy
  • Comparative Law
  • Business studies
  • Finance
  • Insurance (especially their performance based on accounting data)
  • Algorithmic Trading

List of Main Publications and more recent ones:

  • Jörg Finsinger, Jürgen Simon: The Harmonisation of Product Liability Laws in Britain and Germany, to Applied Legal-Economic Analysis; London, Anglo-German Foundation 1992 ISBN 978-0-905492-77-3
  • Jörg Finsinger: Strategic Management Behavior Under Reward Structures in a Planned Economy in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol C, February 1985 p 263-269.
  • Jörg Borrmann, Jörg Finsinger: Market and Regulation, Vahlen Munich 1999 ISBN 978-3-8006-2471-3
  • Jörg Finsinger: The Choice of Risky Technologies and Liability in International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 11, No 1, May 1991, p. 139-150.
  • Jörg Finsinger: Insurance Markets, Campus Verlag Frankfurt 1997 ISBN 978-3-593-33227-7
  • Jörg Finsinger, T. Hoehn: The Enforcement of Product Liability Rules: A Two-Country Analysis of Court Cases in: International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 11, 1991, p. 133-148
  • Jörg Finsinger, F.A. Schmidt :Prix, circuits de distribution et la variabilité des parts de marché en fonction de l'intensité de la réglementation: une analyse econométrique des marchés d'assurances d'Europe, Revue d'Economie Industrielle, No. 60,2e trimestre 1992, p.29-41 120.
  • Jörg Finsinger, T.SEDLIAČIK: How Much Social Responsibility Do Socially Responsible Investments Actually Deliver?, in: Lernbass R. (Hrsg.), Wirtschaften mit Hilfe nachhaltiger Regelsysteme: Finance & Ethics Academy, Shaker Verlag 2011, Band 4, p. 100-127.
  • Jörg Finsinger, J. Ospald: Seguros online en Europa, los ganadores de la crisis económica, in: Actualidad Aseguradora, 28. Jänner 2013, p. 62 - 64.
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