John F. Smith Memorial Professor, Department of Finance and Operations Management,
Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Lectureship: Distinguished Chair, economics
Host: University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
March 2002 - July 2002
Anna Nagurney and her family lived in Austria for four months
while she taught courses in network economics, financial networks,
and sustainable transportation at the SOWI Business School of
the University of Innsbruck.
"The exchanges and discussions surrounding the applications
of the material to Austria and Europe as compared to the United
States were lively, fascinating and often filled with laughter,"
As a result of her stay, several students would like to continue
their studies on topics that Nagurney taught and have suggested
that they might participate in an exchange program with the United
In addition to her busy class schedule, she gave guest lectures
in Switzerland, France, and in Germany at the John F. Kennedy
Institute in Berlin. Nagurney was also able to continue her scholarly
research on Supernetworks, Supply Chain Management, Electronic
Commerce, and International Financial Networks while in Innsbruck.
"My research productivity was maintained with the completion
and submission of several papers and the revision and subsequent
acceptance of two additional papers," she said.
Besides the professional fulfillment from Nagurney's Fulbright
experience, her family members' lives were also enriched by living,
working, and attending school in the majestic Austrian Alps. According
to Nagurney, her eight-year-old daughter's experience was greatly
enhanced by attending an Austrian school.
"My daughter's experiences in her Austrian Volksschule are
alone worth the stay in Innsbruck," noted Nagurney. "Not
a day goes by that she does not mention how much she loved living
in Austria and says that whenever I can go on another Fulbright
adventure, she will be ready.
"The Fulbright experience at the University of Innsbruck,
Austria exceeded my expectations," she added. "The students
in my courses called Innsbruck paradise with which I fully agree.
Clearly, I hope to return someday!"
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