The History of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

In 1754 the Empress Maria Theresa founded the Oriental Academy to train young men for the diplomatic service of the Habsburg monarchy. Out of the Oriental Academy evolved first the Consular Academy and in 1964 the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, which in 1996 was granted the status of an independent public training institution. The Academy is thus one of the oldest of its kind worldwide.

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Directors of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna since 1964

1964 – 1967 Prof. Dr. Ernst Florian Winter
1967 Botschafter Dr. Robert Friedinger-Pranter († 12/1967)
1967 – 1968
Botschafter Dr. Johannes Coreth
1968 – 1975
Botschafter DDr. Arthur Breycha-Vauthier
1975 – 1976
Botschafter Dr. Emanuel Treu
1976 – 1977
Botschafter DDr. Arthur Breycha-Vauthier
1977 – 1978
Botschafter Dr. Johannes Coreth
1978 – 1986
Botschafter Dr. Heinrich Pfusterschmid-Hardtenstein
1986 – 1993
Botschafter Dr. Alfred Missong
1994 – 1999
Botschafter Dr. Paul Leifer
1999  2005
Botschafter Dr. Ernst Sucharipa
2005  2009
Botschafter Dr. Jiří Gruša
2009  Botschafter Dr. Hans Winkler
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