Continuing education in the field of international affairs & business

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, a tailor-made, in-service training program was designed at the University of Vienna to enable lecturers to enhance their competencies at the beginning of their lectureship, during their lectureship and, in particular, in view of their diverse fields of activity after their lectureship.

Graduation: Certificate of the University of Vienna
Scope: 20 ECTS Credits
Language: German

Start: annually in July

The certificate course is characterized by internationally renowned lecturers who provide participants with practical know-how on the topics of project management, intercultural dialogue, media work, community engagement and intercultural debate.

Graduation: Certificate of the University of Vienna
Duration: 1 semester
Language: English

The postgraduate master’s program in European Studies equips students with academic, practice-oriented and interdisciplinary knowledge of the economic, legal, political and socio-cultural development perspectives of European integration.

Graduation: Master of Arts (Continuing Education)
Duration: 4 semesters (extra occupational)
Language: English
Start: October 2024

The aim is to analyze and understand European and global development processes. International career perspectives in organizations, companies or in the public or diplomatic service are open to graduates.

Graduation: Master of Advanced International Studies (M.A.I.S)
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: English
Start: annually in September

The university course is aimed at people who, for example, are employed in public service, in municipal, city or regional administration and local politics, in planning and architectural offices, in NGOs, in extracurricular educational work, in real estate and project development companies, with housing developers and in urban and regional planning, or who can demonstrate corresponding interests.

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  • Master Cooperative Urban and Regional Development

    The master program "Cooperative Urban and Regional Development" can be completed with the degree "Academic Expert" (60 ECTS credits) or as "Master of Arts (Continuing Education)" (120 ECTS credits). Both variants last four semesters. Depending on the course offerings, four modules from modules 1-5 can be selected. For the "Master of Arts (Continuing Education)" variant, Module 6 "Scientific Work", Module 7 "Internship", a master's thesis and a defensio must also be written or completed.

    Graduation: Master of Arts (Continuing Education)
    Duration: 4 semester (extra occupational)
    Language: German and partially English
    Start: October 2024 (starting every two years)

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  • Academic Expert for Cooperative Urban and Regional Development

    The university course "Cooperative Urban and Regional Development" can be completed with the degree "Academic Expert" (60 ECTS credits) or as "Master of Arts (Continuing Education)" (120 ECTS credits). Both variants last four semesters. 

    Graduation: Academic Expert
    Duration: 4 semester (extra occupational)
    Language: German and partially English
    Start: October 2024 (starting every two years)

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  • The social region: housing, health, services of general interest

    The certificate course "The Social Region" poses the question of a socially just future in cooperative urban and regional development. This includes, among other things, the design and fair distribution of public space, social area analyses to assess the status quo as well as future development scenarios, and participatory involvement and planning processes.

    Graduation: Certificate of the University of Vienna
    Scope: 15 ECTS Credits
    Language: German and partially English
    Start: October 2024
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  • The smart region: resource efficiency, quality of life, digitalization

    The certificate course "The smart region" poses the question of a smart future in cooperative urban and regional development. With society - and not technological innovation - at the center of cooperative development issues, participants gain a differentiated "smart region" understanding that takes into account the dimensions of quality of life, innovation and resources.

    Graduation: Certificate of the University of Vienna
    Scope: 15 ECTS Credits
    Language: German and partially English
    Start: March 2025

  • The Entrepreneurial Region: Institutionalization, Financialization, and the Collaborative Workplace

    The certificate course "The Entrepreneurial Region" poses the question of a jointly designed future in cooperative urban and regional development. Based on the understanding of a multi-actor system whose negotiations take place in a multi-level system, the participants gain critical access to hegemonic power structures and resource distributions.

    Graduation: Certificate of the University of Vienna
    Scope: 15 ECTS Credits
    Language: German and partially English
    Start: October 2025

  • The sustainable region: climate, mobility, equitable access to resources

    The certificate course "The Sustainable Region" poses the question of a sustainable future in cooperative urban and regional development. Based on an understanding of sustainability that includes ecology, economy and society, the participants acquire assessment competencies with regard to normatively shaped development strategies. Topics of the "sustainable region" are analysis competences with reference to socio-demographic (e.g. aging, migration), mobility-relevant (e.g. commuter flows) and land use-relevant (e.g. density and land consumption) components as well as the role of interaction and communication in (transdisciplinary) participation processes.

    Graduation: Certificate of the University of Vienna
    Scope: 15 ECTS Credits
    Language: German and partially English
    Start: summer semester 2024

  • The resilient region: crisis resistance and resilient spatial structures

    The certificate course "The Resilient Region" puts the dimensions of insecurity, crisis resilience and recovery capacities (in) a region into the focus of analysis. Resilient regions in the understanding of this certificate course are those regions that address crises proactively or also reactively through socio-technological infrastructure investments. They create resilient spatial structures precisely by considering social impacts such as issues of equity and cohesion in the context of renewing change.

    Graduation: Certificate of the University of Vienna
    Scope: 15 ECTS Credits
    Language: German and partially English
    Start: June 2024