The countdown is on!
● 100 days to go
The countdown is on: There are only 100 days remaining until the deadline for the application expires. Please do not hesitate to send us your application until 30 June 2015.
Michael Jungmeier, director of the MPA programme states, “In total, there are 20 training places available for the fifth round of the MPA training starting on 8 September 2015, but many potential candidates already demonstrated their interest in participating in the programme”. Therefore, already now we are looking forward to the fill the remaining places with you!
Since there are 100 days until the application period expires, please use the remaining weeks in order to inform also your colleagues and friends about the unique education provided by this extraordinary academic training.
● Your benefits of joining the MPA programme
Obviously, there may arise a few key questions to anyone, who is thinking of applying for a master's programme – especially if the training takes place in a different country. Applicants probably might ask themeselves: What am I going to get out of this?, What difference will the master's degree really make to me? or What guarantees that my personal investment will pay off?
The former years of MPA show siginficant benefits for the students and rewarded them after taking part in this programme. Elisabeth Kreimer, communication manager of the programme, sums up “The skills and the network helps to facilitate an open door to a professional future in the field of protected areas management. This rather specific education and training serves well in the day-to-day work, gives an opportunity to grow and to do the job better. Moreover, not to forget: this extraordinary course gives the chance to be part of a vast international network. The participation will widen your circle of international friends, which have the same aims and pursue related goals with the same ambition and spirit”.
● MPA research
Did you already recognize the research publications of the MPA programme? We are proud of a small but smart publication series titled "Proceedings in the Management of Protected Areas". These volumes are summaries of the works and projects by the students of the past MSc "Management of Protected Areas" programmes and consists currently of six volumes.
On the platform ResearchGate, a site for scientists and researchers for sharing papers and finding collaborators, the volumes of the MPA programme are available. Connect online with the programme director Michael Jungmeier and get access to the knowledge and research results of MPA.
● Spring greetings
Colchicum Bulbocodium is a small purple funnel-shaped flower, which only blooms a few days in spring. In the Eastern Alps there is only one single local occurrence, which is located in Carinthia. With this rare plant, we would like to send warm spring greetings from Klagenfurt (Photo H. Kirchmeir).