Dear fellow community members
I have been a teacher at this course for many years and would like to recommend it warmly to anyone interested in peace, development, security, human rights, etc. It is really broad and you decide the depth yourself through you individual and group work.
I've always found the group of participants diverse and challenging and I know many young people whose life has been enriched by this rare opportunity for serious education in a wonderful environment.
Please do NOT write to me or ask me questions. Direct all questions you may have to EPU directly, thanks!
It takes place at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU).
NEXT POSSIBLE ENTRY: FALL 2008
Application deadline: 15th April 2008
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European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU)
We wish to invite you to join a select group of about 44 students from around the world in an intensive course in peace and conflict studies at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) in Stadtschlaining, Austria.
Stadtschlaining is a beautiful, small and quiet medieval town with a ca. 800-year old castle hosting a peace museum, it is situated in the foothills of the Alps, between Vienna and Graz and surrounded by hiking trails, with a hot spring and spa nearby.
Classrooms and 44 single rooms with private bath are located in a new building. Next to the castle there is a famous peace library with 30,000 books and many films, most of them in English.
All the courses are taught in English, by leading specialists in their field from around the world, including Johan Galtung, one of the founders of the academic discipline of peace research and frequent mediator in international conflicts, and Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of Non-Violent Communication.
THE FOLLOWING MODULES ARE OFFERED
Module 1: History of and Introduction to Peace Studies
Module 2: Conflict Transformation & Peacebuilding
Module 3: International Relations & International Law
Module 4: National Security & Human Security
Module 5: Regional Conflicts & Peace Work
Module 6: Sustainable Development
Module 7: Human Rights & Democratization
Module 8: Peace Education & The Media
Module 9: Peace Culture, Religions & Ethics
In addition, there are several academic excursions.
For more detailed information please visit our website
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Students from any discipline interested in peace and conflict transformation, young diplomats, government officials, NGO members, teachers, journalists, lawyers, social workers, officers, psychologists, and anyone interested in solving conflicts by peaceful means. A first university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) is required, and preferably some professional experience.
EPU does not discriminate on the basis of (among others) gender, race, class, age or national origin.
Those who successfully complete one trimester obtain a Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies. Those who complete three trimesters (Fall, Spring and Summer) and write a thesis obtain a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, approved by the Austrian Ministry of Education.
Students can begin in any of the three trimesters. The three trimesters need not be taken in succession, they can be spread over several years if preferred.
Euro 2500 tuition + Euro 1400 room rent per trimester, plus a Euro 800 fee for two thesis advisers for the Master of Arts program, or 12.500 Euro for the entire MA program. A few highly competitive full scholarships are available for applicants from focal countries of Austria's development co-operation (for the MA Program only). Some partial scholarships are also available.
*Subject to change
You can indicate with a checkmark on the application form if you wish to apply for one of those scholarships.
NEXT POSSIBILITY TO JOIN
Fall term 2008: 28 September - 20 December (apply by 15 April 2008)
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY
, and click on "European University Center for Peace Studies", second on the left.
If you have further questions, please contact Anita Flasch, EPU Administrative Assistant a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Tel +43-3355-2498-515 (mornings).
We will be happy to answer your questions and help you.