Graduation ceremony with highest number of distinctions so far


On 28 June 2012, the graduation of the postgraduate programme „Environmental Technology and International Affairs“ (ETIA) took place at the Festsaal of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna with mucical accompaniment by students of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

14 students from 11 countries resp. 4 continents completed the MSc programme this year successfully, 63% of them graduated with honors.


„We are very proud that this innovative idea has now advanced to a success story. The big success of this programme derives from the perfect cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology, as well as the unique combination of legal, political, economic and technical education“, Ambassador Dr. Hans Winkler, Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, pointed out.
Prof. Dr. Bob Martens, Vice Director of the Continuing Education Center at the Vienna University of Technology also highlighted the interdisciplinarity of the programme.
As unique characteristics he emphasised the small number of students which enables a very good network, as well as top class lecturers with real-life relevance and the high reputation of both institutions.


In the course of the graduation ceremony the „ARA Best Study Award“ was granted for the third time. ARA Altstoff Recycling Austria AG is Austria´s leading compliance scheme under the EU Packaging Directive. Dr. Christoph Scharff, CEO of ARA, stated his enthusiasm for this programme and contrasted the scarcity of resources with the unlimited resources of the graduates of this postgradual programme, who distinguish themselves in excellent education, skills, enthusiasm and dedication. Because of nearly identic performance, the ARA Best Study Award was granted to two graduates: Elisabeth Gager (Austria) and Luka Jazbec (Slovenia).


For the next class starting in September international candidates from Austria, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Poland, Serbia, and Ukraine have been admitted.


The Diplomatic Academy Vienna and the Continuing Education Center of TU Vienna congratulate the award winners and the alumni.


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Postgraduate MSc Programme “Environmental Technology and International Affairs” (degrees: “Master of Science”)


Graduates of the 4th ETIA “Nicholas Stern” (Academic year 2011/12):

Matthias DE MOOR, Belgium

Samar ELAGABANI, Austria

Elisabeth GAGER, Austria

Gilbert Eduard GUNTSCHNIG, Austria

Luka JAZBEC, Slovenia

Anna KUBIN, Austria

Clemens MATZER, Austria

Vicente Otto MORA, USA

Agnes MÜLLER, Austria

Zoran RUŠNOV, Austria

Bernadette SERRO, Austria

Gerald STÖCKL, Austria

Dana VÝŽINKÁROVÁ, Slovak Republic



The following participants are working on the completion of their Master’s Thesis:


Ann Marie MANHART, Philippines

Cécilia Claire Sandrine MARONNIER, France

Jiao TANG, Australia

Karolina ZÁZVORKOVÁ, Czech Republic



Final degree: Master of Science (MSc) granted by the Vienna University of Technology in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Language of instruction: Englisch

Duration: 4 semesters

Tuition fees 2012-14: Euro 22.000.-

Programme start: 24 September 2012

Academic directors: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Loibl, LL.B (DA Vienna), ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Hans Puxbaum (TU Vienna)

Contact and further information

Technische Universität Wien

Continuing Education Center

Mag. Isabelle Starlinger

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1040 Wien

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Questions on the Diplomatic Academy:

Nadja Wozonig, BA

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1040 Wien

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