The Master Program is carried out in cooperation with the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

“Our world is confronted with multiple crises. The challenges for realizing the social-ecological transformation envisioned by the UN Sustainable Development Goals are formidable. The Master Program will not only engage students in a critical rethink of prevailing modes of production and consumption, but offer them practical tools to design processes and policies to advance sustainable development.”


Ulrich Brand, Program Director and Professor of International Politics, University of Vienna

Short Facts

Academic degree
MSc - Master of Science
5 semesters (part-time) or 3 semesters (full-time)
Number of participants
Tuition fee
EUR 14.500,-* subject to approved by the senat of the University of Vienna
Autumn 2017

Apply now

Submit your application for the start of the Master Program in October 2017 now.
The application deadline will be on 31 May 2017.
More information on the application process.

Information evening

Date: Wednesday, 22.03.2017, 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Alois Wagner-Saal, C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Vienna

Ulrich Brand, the Scientific Director, and Werner Raza, the Scientific Coordinator of the Master Program, inform about the content and organization of the Master Program.

The participation in the event is free of charge!

Participants are required to register for the information evening at:

Opening conference

Date: Public launch event, Thursday, 12 October 2017, 18.00 pm
          Conference day with panels und workshops, Friday, 13 October 2017, 9.00-17.00

Location: C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Vienna

The opening event of the Master Program with prominent international speakers, amongst others Klaus Töpfer (former UNEP Executive Director) und Jayati Ghosh (Professor of Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi), takes place on 12 October 2017.