Colourful Graduation Ceremony

“Celebrating their diversity.” Handing out the diploma certificates, the Vice Rector Prof. Lengauer expressed his delight at the rich diversity of participants from all over the world. After two years of intensive education at the Alpen-Adria University in Klagenfurt, those taking part are now Masters of Science for “Management of Protected Areas”. Equipped with this key qualification, they will play an active part in the management of nature parks, national parks and biosphere parks in their home countries of Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Germany, Ecuador, Austria, Serbia, Slovakia, Tanzania, Uganda and the Ukraine. The University of Klagenfurt congratulated the successful participants.

2012 Programme with New Curriculum

In summer, the University of Klagenfurt decided on a new curriculum for the “Management of Protected Areas” course, incorporating feedback from students and teaching staff from the last three course intakes, as well as all the experience gained in recent years. As a result, significant improvements have been made to the course:

  • The previous 45 classes have been reorganised into 12 classes
  • Optional subjects offer students the chance to deepen their knowledge
  • Transcultural learning is now a course subject

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Next Intake of Students starts now

The next programme will start in February 2012. Those interested are invited to contact the course management as of now. If you have any queries, please contact:


New Book Biosphere Reserves in the Mountains of the World – Excellence in the Clouds?

This book by Sigrun Lange presents successful management models on the basis of biosphere parks from all over the world. The author is a graduate of the Klagenfurt course; since 2007 she has been running a successful consultancy firm in Munich. The book can be obtained from Austrian Academy of Science Press:

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