For many years ARA Altstoff Recycling Austria AG has been supporting academic programs in the field of resource management and waste minimization. In 2010, the ARA Best Study Award has been established for students of the MSc Program Environmental Technology and International Affairs (ETIA).
As Austria’s leading compliance scheme under the EU Packaging Directive, ARA is collecting, recycling and recovering more than 750,000 tons of packaging waste each year, thus saving 600,000 tons CO₂ equivalents per year.
The ARA Best Study Award honours the graduating students with the best academic performance over both years of the MSc Program. The awardees are selected by a prize committee in which the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the TU Wien are represented by their academic directors and delegated professors. All decisions are final.
The winners will be announced on the occasion of the graduation ceremony and will receive the ARA Best Study Award as follows:
First prize: EUR 12,000
Second prize: EUR 5,000
Third prize: EUR 3,000