The DA is one of the oldest institutions of its kind. In 1754, Empress Maria Theresia founded the Oriental Academy, which trained young men for the diplomatic service of the Habsburg monarchy. Out of the Oriental Academy evolved first the Consular Academy and in 1964 the Diplomatic Academy. In 1996, the Diplomatic Academy was granted the status of an independent public training institution.
The DA offers three postgraduate programmes: Diploma Course, Master of Advanced International Studies (MAIS), and Master of Science in Environmental Technology and International Affairs (ETIA). All programmes are distinctly multi-disciplinary, instructing students in Political Science and International Relations, International and EU Law, Economics, and History. Furthermore, we put great emphasis on language training. In addition to our postgraduate programmes, the Academy also runs executive programmes for diplomats from all over the world.
Furthermore, the DA is a research institution and a diplomatic forum. Its faculty members publish their research in top-tier journals and publishing houses. High-profile speaking events and panel discussions address the many facets of today’s bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. With the OSCE headquarters located in Vienna, the OSCE features prominently in our research and events. It also features prominently in our teaching and training.
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 5057272