Due to the growing momentum of immigration into Austria and Europe the way the increasing ethnic, cultural and religious diversity is dealt with moves into the political and social limelight. Migrations affect the social, economic and cultural coherences of society and have an impact on international relations. This fact evokes uncertainty on both the individual and the social and institutional level. A scientifically sound, rational examination of the challenges migration poses upon economy, society and politics is therefore necessary.
The course aims to promote the integration of migrants and encourage mutual understanding between locals and migrants to contribute to the social cohesion within Austrian population. Social cohesion is a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth and is deemed to secure the welfare of all.
Successful completion of the course can either lead to the award of a Master of Science (5 semesters) or an Academic Expert (3 semesters). In either ways you need to decide between compulsory and optional subjects in order to design your studies according to individual needs.
You can change from one study-form to another one before starting the final thesis.
- Individuals in management, leadership and organizational positions dealing with migration and integration issues in the course of their professional or civil society activities within Austria and Europe, in particular
- Individuals involved in municipal integration work (municipalities, NGOs, religious communities),
- Individuals working for the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS), refugee aid, police and other public administration bodies,
- Employees working in nursery schools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, etc..,
- Individuals from the field of crises work and mediation,
- Individuals pursuing a career in the area of migration and integration research,
- Adult educators, especially in the field of intercultural educational work