Ownership and Committees
Since 2020 Modul University Vienna is owned by the British company Talents Squared Limited (90%) and the Vienna Chamber of Commerce (10%). Both organizations are eager to jointly further develop the international research and educational profile of Modul University Vienna.
Talents Squared Limited is a private company limited by shares registered under the Companies Act 2006 by the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales under number 11524092 and with the registered office at 10 Norwich Street, London EC4A 1BD, England. The company is owned and directed by Mr. Suresh Sivagnanam, the founder and owner of vdoc, a medical online consulting and support platform that provides its members with quick access to medical facilities worldwide. vdoc's largest customer, VFS (Visa Facilitation Services) Global, counts 64 governments worldwide among its customers. Mr. Sivagnanam was awarded the Entrepreneurship in the Private Healthcare Sector Award at the House of Lords in 2017. He also owns and operates Woodlands Healthcare Group, which was sold to BMI Healthcare in 2009, and owns Darlington Hospital in the UK. A remarkable success is the development and project management for Perdana University, Malaysian Medical University, in cooperation with internationally renowned partner universities (Johns Hopkins USCD, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland).
The Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as the founder of Modul University Vienna, has a long tradition as a supporter of education. With 150 years of educational history, the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest operator of private schools in Austria and is counted among the largest organizations of adult education in the country. Each year, more than 70.000 students are educated by one of the Chambers’ educational institutes.
As laid down in the University's Constitution, Modul University is governed by three main bodies:
The Sustainability Committee is an important player in the university's governance, as it implements measures that reinforce Modul's sustainability approach. An overview of all other committees of Modul University and its members can be found here.
The Inclusion & Diversity Committee aims to put our core university values into practice by fostering a working culture that is characterized by mutual respect and an appreciation for diversity.