TU Vienna diplomatic Academy of Vienna to congratulate the first graduates of the MSc environmental technology and International Affairs took place the solemn graduation of the first students of the post-graduate university course in the festive Hall of the Technical University of Vienna on June 29, 2009. “The team of the continuing education center (CEC) and representatives of the Diplomatic Academy celebrated with the first 11 graduates of the master of science’ (MSc) of postgraduate university training environmental technology and international affairs” the completion of their training. In his opening speech called Univ.Prof. Dr. Peter Skalicky, Rector of the Technical University, the course as a breakthrough because it for the first time, the interdisciplinary approach is mediated by environmental technology and international relations. In his speech, stressed Ambassador Dr.
Hans Winkler, Director of the Diplomatic Academy, the political relevance of these in Europe and even worldwide unique education cooperation and urged the graduates to stay with two institutions in contact. The Course director Prof. Gerhard Loibl and Prof. Hans Puxbaum mentioned the history of the program and the challenges, as well as the unique professional advantage over competitors shortly, because the graduates for negotiations on climate change had acquired now diplomatic and technical knowledge. In his statement the representative of the Alumni Georg Gassauer, BA, MSc posed the question: are we engineers, lawyers or diplomats Alumni now? “” And answered it himself: he understand himself more as interdisciplinary translator”mediator”, the environmental issues and problems – can communicate. The continuing education centre of the Technical University of Vienna and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna to congratulate their graduates: Postgradualer University course “environmental technology and international affairs” (conclusion: “Master of Science”) Bakk.techn.