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“You will be the stars of the future!” - Welcome Reception for the MSc Environmental Technology and International Affairs/ETIA class 2019-2021

Get-together with class 2018-2020

On 10 October 2019, representatives of TU Wien and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies (DA) had the pleasure of welcoming sixteen new students enrolled in the 13th ETIA program (2019-21). The new group is made up of eight students from Austria and eight international colleagues from Bulgaria, China, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the United States and Ukraine and – following the trend - 63% female students.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Emil Brix, director of the DA, emphasized the importance of the topics covered during the ETIA program. “You will be the stars of the future,” he promised the students, as they “made the right choice” in applying for the MSc ETIA, which will enable them to tackle current and future environmental challenges.

Professor Bob Martens, Dean of Academic Affairs for Continuing Education at TU Wien, underlined the “female dominance” within the ETIA 13 group (63% female, 37% male students). The TU’s academic director of the ETIA program, Professor Hans Puxbaum, gave a short overview of the academic modules of the 2019-20 academic year and highlighted the broad range of upcoming excursions and guest lectures.

Finally, Professor Christoph Scharff, CEO of Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA), drew attention to the successful long-lasting cooperation with TU Wien and congratulated all students on their decision to enrol in this challenging programme. Introducing the annual ARA Best Study Award, Professor Scharff encouraged students to “buckle up in order to receive this incentive.”

“If I had the chance to compose my Master’s programme myself, I would have chosen this exact combination,” said ETIA student Constanze Egkher during the buffet reception closing this year’s ETIA Welcome, which gave first- and second-year students the chance to get to know each other and share insights and (first) experiences with the programme.

MSc Environmental Technology and International Affairs

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

Language: English

Duration: 4 semesters (full-time)

Tuition Fee 2020-22:  EUR 27,200.-

Next program start: 28 September 2020

Application deadline: March 15, 2020



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