MISU European Studies at Webster
Our guests from National University of Singapore (picture) left Vienna by the end of last week, after an intense course on the European Union and a cultural program which included a concert at the Musikverein, an extensive Vienna city-center walk, a UN visit and a day-trip to Budapest. Students individually visited sites such as Schönbrunn, Belvedere, the Staatsoper, Kaffehäuser or the Prater. The group distinguished itself by an outstanding degree of motivation and interest, both intellectually and culturally.
Webster is welcoming a new group of European Studies students on July 13th, 2015. The group comprises 21 students from 21 different universities around the globe. The Munich International Summer University at Ludwigs-Maximilans Universität (LMU) Munich organizes the European Studies program in cooperation with the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) Munich and the International Relations Department of Webster Vienna.
IR Department Head Dr. Franco Algieri will give lectures on European topics over a period of two weeks. In addition to classic EU themes such as its historic genesis, major policy areas, strategic development, the CFSP and transatlantic or EU-Russian relations, the course will include more general and regional IR hotspots, such as questions on actors, power, sovereignty and polarity or the Middle East, terrorism and energy security.
The international group of students, some of who will also take German classes, is rich in diversity, with mostly undergraduates coming from four continents and universities such as John Hopkins (SAIS), University of Pittsburgh (PITT), UCL, National Taiwan University, UNSW Australia, LMU, University of Valencia, Université du Québec à Montréal, and more.
During their stay, students will explore Vienna's cultural sites. The group will then continue its ES program in Prague and Munich.