“The world is open for you - you will make your way!” - said Vice Rector Kurt Matyas at the TU and the DA’s 15th MSc ETIA Program Graduation Ceremony – Presentation of the ARA Best Study Award
On June 22, 2023 the graduation of the "Environmental Technology and International Affairs" (ETIA) MSc Program took place in the TUtheSky of TU Wien. 16 students participated in the Master program. As part of the graduation of the MSc ETIA, the "ARA, opens an external URL in a new window Best Study Award" was presented.
In his welcome speech, Wolfgang Güttel, Dean of Academic Affairs for Continuing Education at TU Wien congratulated all graduates and praised the high number of distinctions and female graduates. Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Kurt Matyas highlighted ETIA as a "ground breaking program, conceived in 2007" which provides a "robust education for a career"
Ambassador Emil Brix, Director of the Vienna School of International Studies, opens an external URL in a new window emphasized emphasized the "emotional intelligence" of the students/alumni as special skill and the 2/3 female students versus the male faculty.
As part of the graduation ceremony, accompanied by the TU Orchestra, the "ARA Best Study Award" was presented for the 14th time. ARA Altstoff Recycling Austria AG is Austria's leading collection and recycling system for packaging. Christoph Scharff, CEO of the ARA, congratulated Felix Bruch on his outstanding performance as the best graduate of this cohort, followed by Maria Blomenhofer, Anna Strigl and Rupert Wimmer.
The Academy for Continuing Education of TU Wien and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies are delighted to extend their congratulations to the award winners and all the alumni.