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Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
Established 1754 (as the Oriental Academy)
1964 (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna formed)
1996 (granted independent public institution status)
Type Independent public postgraduate institution
Director Ambassador Dr. Hans Winkler
Academic staff 96
Location Vienna, Austria
Campus Urban
Affiliations APSIA

The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, or simply DA, (in German: Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is a postgraduate professional school based in Vienna, Austria, with focused training for students and professionals in the areas of international affairs, political science, law, languages, history and economics.[1]

The school confers Master's degrees and postgraduate diplomas upon its graduates. It is the only member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs in Austria.[2]


The academy was originally commissioned for establishment by [3] Given its roots, DA claims to be the oldest school of its kind, one that is dedicated to professional foreign affairs training.[4]


The academy offers graduate degrees only. Students may choose to pursue a two-year program that leads towards either a Master of Advanced International Studies (MAIS) or a Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs (MSc ETIA) degree. The MAIS program is run in conjunction with the University of Vienna, while the MSc ETIA courses are offered in partnership with the Technical University of Vienna. A one-year "Diploma Programme" is also available to postgraduates.[2]

Front side of the Diplomatic Academy

DA's current director is Dr. Hans Winkler, former Austrian ambassador and State Secretary in the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.[5][6]


Several prominent figures in politics, economics and law have associations with DA:


  1. ^ "Diplomatic Academy of Vienna". Diplomatic Academy. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Diplomatic Academy of Vienna Profile". APSIA website. Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Pfusterschmid-Hardtenstein, Heinrich (2008). A Short History of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Vienna: Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. p. 58.  
  4. ^ "The History of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna". Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ambassador Hans Winkler Delivers Public Lecture on Europe’s Global Role". CEU - Newsroom. Central European University. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Diplomatic Academy of Vienna - Team". Diplomatic Academy Vienna. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 

External links

  • Diplomatic Academy of Vienna official website

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