As key players in shaping the future development of society, economy and environment universities focus increasingly on sustainability – also in their curricula. On Monday, 23 April 2012, the postgraduate program „Sustainable Construction“ jointly offered by Vienna University of Technology and Graz University of Technology received official recognition. The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management awarded the program with the „Sustainability Award 2012“ in the category
Curriculum & Instruction.
Sustainable construction is a major trend in the building sector raising the importance of holistic lifecycle-oriented approaches based on the three-pillar model of sustainability and posing new challenges. To reflect these the technical universities of Vienna and Graz implemented the 2 semesters university course „Sustainable Construction“ as a state of the art continuing education.
Rising to Mastery
Graduates of this program are in a position to put into effect the principles of ecological, economic and socio-cultural sustainability in project development and design and realization, as well as in the operation and demolition of building structures.
And the star keeps on rising. Apart from the recent award the program will soon receive a further upgrade. From 2013 „Sustainable Construction“ will be offered as a 4 semesters master program.
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