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MSc Program „Environmental Technology and International Affairs“

MSc Program „Environmental Technology and International

High-flying careers for a better environment
MSc Program „Environmental Technology and International Affairs“
A Joint Venture of the Vienna University of Technology and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

On 27th September 2007, a completely new postgraduate program will be offered by the Vienna University of Technology: “Environmental Technology and International Affairs”.
This unique program is based on a cooperation of the Continuing Education Center (TU Vienna) and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

Over the last few years environmental challenges have taken on a new urgency on a local, regional and global scale. This puts increasing demands on decision-makers, who require a broad knowledge and understanding of the political, legal, economic and technical issues involved.

The cooperation of these two outstanding institutions enables this specialised education. It is a pioneering project in its combination of international issues and environmental technology.
The target group includes postgraduate of all disciplines, who are interested in broadening their knowledge in international affairs and the scientific and technical issues relating to the environment.

This full-time MSc Program is presented in modules and requires two academic years. One is at the Vienna University of Technology and the other at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Courses are generally taught in English. Students have the opportunity to attend optional courses as well as in English, German or French. The academic directors Prof. Dr. Hans Puxbaum (TU Vienna) and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Loibl, LL.B. (DA Vienna) were able to gain internationally renowned experts distinguished both for their profound interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and their extensive practical experience in the fields of environmental technology and international affairs.

The most important issues of local, regional and global environmental problems are taught interdisciplinary. The technical focus is put on general topics & seminars in environmental technology; surveillance & sustainable development; air, water & waste; and environment & technology. The international part of this education places emphasis on political science & international relation; international & European law; international economics; and contemporary history.

Admitted are individuals holding a Baccalaureate’s degree, a Magister’s degree or an internationally recognized first degree. Excellent English is an additional criteria for the admission. Non native speakers need to provide proof of their language skills by passing language tests. The following certificates will be accepted: First degree in English, CPE, IELTS-Test, and TOEFL-Test.

Students have to conclude the MSc program with a master thesis, which combines the two interdisciplinary segments (Environmental Technology and International Affairs).
The final degree "Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs" (MSc) is granted by the Vienna University of Technology in collaboration with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

The application deadline for this high-quality MSc Program is May 15, 2007.

You will find further information on our homepage

Final degree: “Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs” (MSc) granted by the Vienna University of Technology
Language of instruction: English
Duration: 4 semesters, full-time
Program start: September 27, 2007
Application deadline: May 15, 2007
Academic Directors: Prof. Dr. Hans Puxbaum (TU Vienna)
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Loibl, LL.B. (DA Vienna)

Technology for People – Developing Scientific Excellence and Enhancing Comprehensive Competence

The Vienna University of Technology – located in the heart of Europe and Vienna – is the largest Austrian institution in research and education within the areas of technology and natural sciences. Even though the beginnings of TU Vienna reach back as far as 190 years research, teaching, and learning are state-of-the-art. Today the university finds high international and domestic recognition in teaching as well as in research and is a highly esteemed partner of innovation oriented enterprises.

The TU Vienna offers a wide range of possibilities for studying at the university's eight faculties. Profound expertise and the large pool of specialists active at the TU Vienna in teaching, research and as partners in business and commerce, make interaction among disciplines a prerequisite for maintaining the TU Vienna’s position as one of the best on the international scene. The students get a practice-oriented basic knowledge and have the possibility to participate in research programs. Because of this excellent education graduates of the TU Vienna are quickly employed in industry and business right from the university.

Not only in teaching but also in research the TU Vienna is involved in many different fields: from atomic and particle physics over material physicists, surface science, interface and thin-layer research, plasma technology up to the development of modern production technologies, the research of information and communication technologies and business and investment mathematics. The TU Vienna is also providing impetus for the continuing development of equipment using renewable energy resources. Furthermore the research at TU Vienna is an important contribution to the stimulation of the domestic economy.

In addition the Continuing Education Center of the TU Vienna offers a broad variety of excellent postgraduate programs, e.g. MBA, MSc, and certified programs.

Vienna University of Technology - Continuing Education Center
Mag. Petra Aigner
Operngasse 11/017, A-1040 Vienna
T: 43 (0)1 58801-41701, F: 43 (0)1 58801-41799

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