An “outstandig educational offer” – Invitation for Applicants

“The Master of Science Programme 'Management of Protected Areas' has become one of Europe´s most important study programmes for professionals in the management of Protected Areas”, says Michael Getzner, director of the programme. The next programme will start in September 2009, applications are accepted from now on.

The programme is provided by the University of Klagenfurt in close co-operation with institutions like IUCN, WWF, UNESCO, Europarc, Alparc, the Ramsar Convention or the Convention on Biodiversity. Internationally recognised experts and trainers present principles and tools for planning, managing and consulting Protected Areas.

Excursions and site visits to Protected Areas are an important element of the programme: Excursion to Danube National Park (Austria).

Information and Scholarships

The application package is available on the homepage Furthermore these opportunities are offered:

  • Informationday in Vienna: May, 15th , 2009, 17:00; Universität Wien, Institut für Ökologie und Naturschutz, Seminarraum Vegetationsökologie, Rennweg 14, Parterre, 1030 Wien
  • Klagenfurt Days of Protected Areas, June, 24th  – 26th
  • Scholarships of the WWF-Danube Carpathian Programme: young professionals, involved in the management of Carpathian Protected Areas, can apply for support by the WWF-DCP (contact:
  • Limited scholarships to reduce tuition fee and support travel costs (contact:

For specific questions please contact the directors of the programme: Michael Getzner ( or Michael Jungmeier (

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