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The DA and the TU’s 11th MSc ETIA Program Graduation Ceremony – Presentation of the ARA Best Study Award

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Vienna, June 27, 2019 - At summer temperatures, the graduation of the "Environmental Technology and International Affairs" (ETIA) MSc Program took place in the Festsaal of TU Wien. 22 students from seven countries or four continents participated in the Master program. As part of the graduation of the MSc ETIA, the "ARA Best Study Award" was awarded, this year for the tenth time.

In his welcome speech, Bob Martens, Dean of Academic Affairs for Continuing Education at TU Wien congratulated all graduates and praised the high number of distinctions. Ambassador Emil Brix, Director of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien emphasized the majority of female graduates (17 out of 22) and thanked for the cordial cooperation with TU Wien.Thanks to this cooperation, current and future environmental challenges are analyzed from different points of view and thus, besides the technical knowledge, the human position is considered as well. In her speech, ETIA Faculty Member Anneliese Kasper-Giebl referred to the current global warming (the hottest month of June since records began) and called for a change of society with the aim of reducing emissions. She wished the graduates interesting and challenging jobs.

As part of the graduation ceremony, accompanied by the TU Orchestra, the "ARA Best Study Award" was presented for the tenth time. ARA Altstoff Recycling Austria AG is Austria's leading collection and recycling system for packaging. Christoph Scharff, CEO of the ARA, congratulated Bettina Röthlin on her outstanding performance as the best graduate of this cohort, followed by Julia Kostal and Stefan Cibulka.

On behalf of the alumni, two graduates thanked especially the families and friends for support during the intense study period.

The Continuing Education Center 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.

Pictures of the graduation ceremony are available at the photo gallery >>, opens an external URL in a new window.


Postgraduate MSc Program “Environmental Technology and International 

Affairs” (degree: “Master of Science”)


Participants of the 11th ETIA (Academic year 2017-19):

Ahmad Jasmin Mercedes - Austria

Bizhanova Nargiz - Kazakhstan

Chernyavskaya Tatiana - Russian Federation

Cibulka Stefan Philipp - Austria

Eckelhart Stefanie - Austria

Engelmayer Marie-Theres - Austria 

Farbowski Phillip Sebastian - Austria

Halamová Petronela - Slovakia

Islas Muedano Stefania - Mexiko

Kabir Tanvir - Bangladesh

Klemmer Olivia - Austria 

Knecht Saskia - Austria

Kostal Julia Christina - Austria

Lee Richard - USA

Lozano Luna Marcela Jimena - Mexiko

Pölzl Anna Maria - Austria

Rodríguez Martínez Idalia Esmeralda - Mexiko

Röthlin Bettina Elisabeth - Austria

Schedifka Patricia Christina - Austria 

Taylor Rebekka - Austria

Voldřich Alan - Austria 

Wagner Paula - Austria


Final degree: Master of Science (MSc) granted by the Vienna University of Technology in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Language of instruction: English

Duration: 4 semesters (full-time)

Tuition fee 2018-20: € 26,600.-

Next program start: 30 September 2019

Academic directors: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Loibl, LL.B (DA Vienna); ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Hans Puxbaum (TU Vienna)

Application deadline: late application still possible


ARA winners