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 RUNOV, Austria
Bernadette SERRO, Austria
Gerald STÖCKL, Austria
Dana VÝINKÁROVÁ, Slovak Republic
Andrea WINTERSTETTER, Germany
The following participants are working on the completion of their Masters Thesis:
Sergio DE ALVIM CARNEIRO, Brazil
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
T: +43 (0)1 58801 - 41716
F: +43 (0)1 58801 - 41799
Questions on the Diplomatic Academy:
Nadja Wozonig, BA
T: +43 (0)1 505 72 72 - 188
F: +43 (0)1 504 22 65 - 188