Welcome to the European University Center
for Peace Studies!

The management and staff of the European University Center fo Peace Studies (EPU) would like to inform you that we have had to cancel the upcoming (2013-2015) academic year of EPU due to a recent decision of the Agency which is in charge of Austrian Universities (AQA), the former Austrian Accreditation Council.

The reason why the AQA decided not to continue the accreditation of our MA programs is that – even though we offered two accredited MA programs - we have been able to run only one due to the fact that not enough self-paying students applied.

At the same time, we can confirm that the academic documents, including the MA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies of the past two academic years, are not influenced by this decision. The accredited status of these documents remains official and valid.

Also, the graduation process of the EPU students in the current (2012-2013) academic year remains unchanged and they will be able to complete the second year of their accredited MA program as it was originally planned and scheduled. According to the AQA, their graduation has to take place until 30 September 2014 at the latest.

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Gerald Mader, President of EPU



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