The department for
"International Programmes in Sustainable Developments" was founded in 2019 at the Angewandte as a new department for innovative,
international master’s programmes. In close cooperation with European and non-European universities, inter- and transdisciplinary
study programmes are developed and implemented. The international master’s degree programmes, which focus on cross-disciplinary
and interdisciplinary education, not only meet the current requirements for future-oriented university education on a content
and structural level, but also help to explore and define what such a university education should look like, and apply these
concepts in academic subjects which are both experimental and contemporary.
The new international master’s degree
programmes are designed to equip students with the competencies, skills and abilities that will serve them in the future as
an indispensable basis for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary engagement with the Grand Global Challenges. This includes
above all artistic, creative, and aesthetic strategies for solution-oriented approaches to all areas of society, but also
communication and reflection skills for working in inter- and transcultural, multidisciplinary teams as well as a balanced
transfer of practical and theoretical, cross-disciplinary knowledge and know-how.
The development of social entrepreneurship
is promoted through projects such as internships or volunteering activities, both locally and abroad. Competences in
dealing with disruptive technologies that future graduates of the master’s degrees will need to pursue their careers in the
new digital working world, are equally promoted.
Another important focus is on the Sustainable Development Goals
of the UN Agenda 2030, in particular the goal of sustainable, high-quality education for all. This is achieved through
a cross-disciplinary interlinking of artistic research approaches with scientific disciplines.
Students are taught
to identify complex issues and challenges in very diverse social fields and to develop and implement these within the context
of work and collaboration, always taking diversity into account. A special focus of the degree programs is on innovative teaching
formats that are designed to have a lasting impact on educational structures, and on the acquisition of intercultural and
As a first joint master’s programme, beginning in the Summer Semester
2021, a five-semester double degree programme in "Global Challenges and Sustainable Developments" will be offered in cooperation
with Tongji University in Shanghai.
Application and Admission Submission deadline
for application documents: September 25, 2020
Registration and submission: May 20, 2020 to September 25, 2020
Application documents include:
- A letter
of motivation with an explanation of interest in the master’s program and in particular the motivation for studying
in China: What visions, skills and ideas will you bring to the program? What do you expect from the program? What is your
vision for your professional future? (600 words/4000 characters)
- A curriculum vitae (including
e-mail and telephone contact)
- A portfolio of an independently produced sample
work or collaboratively produced sample work with personal contributions clearly stated from preliminary studies
(e.g. abstracts of scientific work, samples of artistic work)
- A written research proposal for
the master thesis referring to one of the five study fields
- Registration form download
send application documents (in English) per e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
max. 10 MB) using the following document naming: LastName_FirstName_title.pdf (title = CV, LoM, other document title).
entrance exam consists of the assessment of the application documents and an interview in front of a jury. The applicant’s
invitation to the interview depends on the positive assessment of the application documents.
Interviews with applicants: October 5 & 6, 2020 (Location:
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria)
Information about admission at Angewandte: October 8, 2020
phase of students admitted at Angewandte for admission at Tongji University: October to December 2020
approval of admission to program: December 18, 2020