Mission Statement

DA-WappenThe Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien, l'École des Hautes Études Internationales de Vienne) is a centre of excellence for the study of international affairs. We are proud to be the oldest professional school in the world, having launched talented men and women into international careers and positions of leadership over the course of more than two centuries. Our unique multidisciplinary teaching approach is dedicated not only to the highest academic standards and proficiency in the major global languages but also to linking theory and practice. Our activities as a professional school are complemented by first-rate research, world-renowned executive training programmes and our function as a hub for public lectures and debates. We are fully committed to using our unique location in Vienna, the world capital of diplomacy, for the benefit of our students and to further the development of the international community.