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Diplomacy and Global Affairs

Academic Expert (certificate) (AE)
Master of Arts (MA)
Diplomacy and Global Affairs
'Diplomacy' represents one of the most enduring institutions of modern statehood. However, in a globalizing world its requirements go far beyond the classic functions of negotiations between nations. Today, not only the demands and working methods of international diplomacy are modified but also new diplomatic actors appear, raising claims to actively contribute to shaping world politics. For this reason, we understand 'diplomacy' in a broader sense including para-diplomatic functions in international organizations, task forces, civil and military services, NGOs and the business. This interdisciplinary program offers a comprehensive understanding of complex political issues providing in-depth knowledge of identifying solutions for a globalized world context, including a better knowledge of non-Western perceptions.
The program´s uniqueness lies in the linkage of theoretical approaches with policy implications. It introduces perspectives on the study of world politics, international relations and socio-economic transformation. A special emphasis is given to security, human rights protection, migration and refugee crisis, intercultural dialogue as well as the training of practical skills for the international arena.

Full-time employment is compatible with this program. Participants will benefit from a network of colleagues from around the world.
Zielgruppe Professionals active in international settings: employees of international organizations and businesses, Austrian and foreign diplomats, Austrian and international military officers, NGO personnel, ministerial staff, and any holder of a BA dealing with crisis regions, armed conflicts and migration phenomena
Zulassungsvoraussetzungen > Bachelor's degree
> Applicants without a BA need to prove four years of work experience in a related field
> Proficiency in spoken and written English
> Personal interview with the program directors
Sprache English
Beginn application now accepted
Abschluss Academic Expert (certificate) (AE) Master of Arts (MA)
Dauer 3 semesters 5 semesters
ECTS-Punkte 60  (Infos zu ECTS) 120
Teilnahmegebühr 7100.-- 12.600.--
Veranstaltungsort Danube University Krems and Vienna
Veranstalter Department für Migration und Globalisierung
Kontakt Prof. Dr. Irene Etzersdorfer
Telefon: +43 (0)2732 893-2182,  Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4180

Program objectives include

• Strengthening academic rigor as well as policy implementation

• Enhancing analytic capacities in decision making

• Implementing strategic solutions in a changing global arena

• Offering new prespectives on global peace and stability

• Developing new skills in negotiation and mediation, e-diplomacy and intercultural sensitivity

• Deepening work experience through a professional residency with an international organization in or outside of Vienna


Program Directors

Prof. Dr. Irene Etzersdorfer

Telefon: +43 (0)2732 893-2182
Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4180
Donau-Universität Krems
Plattform Politische Kommunikation
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems, Austria

Dr. Johannes Maerk

Dr. Johannes Maerk

Telefon: ++43 (0)680 2475757