University of Vienna

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University of Vienna

About University of Vienna

The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) is an Austrian public university with its headquarters in Vienna. The University of Vienna has grown into one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious universities, especially in the Humanities, thanks to its long and rich history. It has been the intellectual home to many scholars of historical and academic significance, as well as 21 Nobel prize winners. Duke Rudolph IV founded the University of Vienna in 1365. It is the world’s oldest German-speaking university, as well as one of the largest in Central Europe. The University of Vienna is Austria’s largest and most diverse educational institution, offering 178-degree programs, 40 university continuing education and training programs, and approximately 45,000 active students. The University of Vienna is Austria’s largest teaching and research institution, with a workforce of approximately 7.000 academics. Its aim is to support a wide range of studies while also supporting new and emerging fields of study and forming new topic networks. The University of Vienna has joined ERASMUS-Partnerships with over 300 European universities. Every year, over 10,000 students from over 130 countries attend lectures at the University of Vienna. The Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights is designed to provide foreign students with the scientific expertise and practical skills needed to work as a human rights specialist in a variety of settings. A field trip to a post-conflict zone, visits to international organizations, and a required internship/research semester provide opportunities to learn about human rights work in action. The Vienna Master of Arts program is fully accredited. The MA degree is completely accepted and transferable to other private and public universities. The curriculum consists of 9 compulsory modules (95 ECTS), a Master thesis (20 ECTS), and thesis defense (5 ECTS), for a total of 120 ECTS.

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