There are 745 cooperative agreements involving Austrian and US universities and art schools, and 201 joint programs each year. Many of these cooperations are part of comprehensive partnership agreements between universities and colleges.

Over seventy American universities operate exchange programs in Austria. The emphasis is predominantly on German Studies, European Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Art, and Music. For detailed descriptions of these programs, contact the American Embassy in Vienna and request the brochure "American University and College Programs in Austria."

Sabine Reisinger
Office of the Cultural Attaché
American Embassy
Schmidgasse 14
A-1082 Vienna, Austria
Tel:. +43/1/31 339 ext. 732 663
Fax: +43/1/408 77 65

A few exemplary programs are highlighted here.

The longtime cooperation between the universities of Innsbruck and New Orleans is among the most notable examples of Austrian- American educational cooperation. This program dates back to 1976, when the University of New Orleans opened an International Summer School at the Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck.

The program proved extremely effective in combining cultural exchange with continuing education and provides students with the special opportunity of studying in Europe. The International Summer School has since grown to become the largest such program offered by an American university overseas.

Regular joint activities include a professor exchange program, joint symposia, the annual Transatlantic Lecture Series, the journal Contemporary Austrian Studies, and, in particular, the Austrian Student Program (ASP) at the University of New Orleans, which makes intensive courses in American Studies available to students from the Innsbruck University.

University of New Orleans Office of International
Study Programs
Box 1315-UNO
New Orleans, LA 70148
Tel: 504/286-7116

Exchange program sponsored jointly by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Participating universities in Vienna are the University of Vienna, the University of Economics, the Technical University and the Agricultural University.

Austria-Illinois Exchange Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Germanic Languages and
3072 Foreign Languages Building
707 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801-3675
Tel: 217/244-3240 or 333-1288

Program Coordinator:Bill Brown

Founded in 1947 by three Harvard University students, the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies was initially conceived as an experiment, a means to bring together young intellectuals from countries that until recently had been at war with each other.

In the nineties the Salzburg Seminar has become an important meeting ground and a seminal influence in the international arenas of government, business, law, science, education, and the arts. Participants are selected competitively from mid-career applicants who show leadership promise in their fields.

The seminars have involved, to date, more than 15,000 participants from 123 countries. Among them are Nobel Prize laureate Saul Bellow, the economist John Kenneth Galbraith, the Czech Chancellor Vaclav Klaus, and the longtime Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York James Levine.

Salzburg Seminar
Schloß Leopoldskron
Postfach 129
A-5010 Salzburg
Tel: +43/662/839-83
Fax: +43/662/839-837

Founded in 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri and accredited by the North Central Association since 1925. The University currently enrolls over 14,000 students from 87 countries in its network of 72 campuses across the United States, Europe and China. The Vienna campus was established in 1981 at the invitation of the Mayor of Vienna. In 1985, Webster offered the first American M.B.A. program in Austria. Webster University is proud to be the only independent university in Austria, accredited in America and with a campus in Austria, to be recognized by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Transport.

Academic programs offered in Vienna include: Undergraduate Programs (duration 3-4 years) The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business & Management, International Business, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, International Relations, and Psychology with additional minors in Art and Media Communications. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science with an emphasis in Information Management. Graduate Programs (duration 1-2 1/2 years) The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Finance, International Business, Marketing, and International Relations. The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with an emphasis in Finance, International Relations, and Marketing.

Webster University - Vienna Campus
Berchtoldgasse 1
A-1220 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43/1/269-9293
Fax: +43/1/269-9293-13
Contact: Ms. Alli Brooks

A full-year and semester program in cooperation with Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University and Sophia University (Tokyo). Admission requirements are completion of at least one year of university studies with a grade point average of 2.7 and recommendations by two university instructors. The Salzburg College offers courses in European Studies, International Communication and Public Relations, International Business and Photography. It is the only institution in Europe with a full photography curriculum for exchange students.

Salzburg College
Leopoldskronstraße 56
A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel: +43/662/82 90 82

In addition to its Center for Austrian Studies in the US the University of Minnesota has a program for German and Austrian Studies in Graz. The program is affiliated but not integrated with the University of Graz. Courses are taught by faculty from both universities. For information and applications, contact the Global Campus in Minneapolis.

The Global Campus
Department of Extension Classes
106 Nicholson Hall
216 Pillbury Drive S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Ms. Heidi Soneson, Program Director

Resident Directors in Graz:
Ms. Sharon D. Ber and Dr. Siegfried Ber
Institut für Geschichte
Heinrichstraße 26/IV
A-8010 Graz
Tel: +43/316/380 23 64
Fax: +43/316/33 33 79


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