Three researchers from the University of Liechtenstein have been awarded the Research Prize for Junior Researchers by government minister Aurelia Frick. The award is designed to interest emerging researchers in a scientific career.
Every year, the Liechtenstein Prize honours outstanding research projects produced by emerging researchers at the University of Liechtenstein. Nadine Székely, Markus Weinmann and Sarah Zelt have won this year’s award, which comes with CHF 10,000.
Székely was awarded for her dissertation entitled “The Role of Information Systems in Environmental Sustainability Transformations”, while Weinmann’s publication “How is Your User Feeling? Inferring Emotion Through Human-Computer Interaction Devices” put him among the winners. Meanwhile, Zelt won the prize for her project thesis entitled “Context in Business Process Management”.
The Liechtenstein Prize is designed to motivate young researchers in a scientific career and to strengthen Liechtenstein’s research centre, according to a statement. In her welcome speech, government minister Aurelia Frick referred to the societal applications of scientific activity. She explained that research was not only important in scientific circles, but could also create added value for the country and region.