This blog was originally posted on the University of Vienna's International Relations page.
A joint workshop between Vice Rector Fassman, a professor at the University of Vienna, and his colleagues from Illinois took place during the visit of the delegation of the University of Illinois on February 11, 2015. This meeting was, among other things, for preparing the extension of the 2002 Cooperation Agreement between the University of Illinois and a consortium of Austrian universities.
Future opportunities for even more intense and more specific cooperation in various fields, particularly in the area of research, were discussed. Dean Fabel pointed to a particularly great interest in exchange opportunities among University of Vienna economics students. The Center for Translation Studies intends to engage in close cooperation with the University of Illinois. During the workshop, Professor Meissel introduced the "Univie: Summer School in International and European Studies" program in Strobl and invited students from Illinois to apply.
The University of Illinois, for its part, has pointed out its creation of the first "Master of Arts in European Union Studies" program in the United States. The Master's program, which is interdisciplinary in nature, is located in the European Union Center and focuses on "politics and policy" and includes core courses on topics such as "EU History," "EU Governance" and "EU Industries."
In the future, this program will also be strongly recommended to students of the University of Vienna.
Another objective of both universities is the joint project submission and third-party application under "Horizon 2020," according to Vice Rector Fassman.
Thank you to Andrew Schwenk for translating the text from German to English!