Master of Arts Program
in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation

MA Program for Peace Studies

Maybe the best Peace Studies Program in the world,
certainly the toughest!


* We are happy to announce a double honor received by our program director and UNESCO Chairholder Wolfgang Dietrich this fall. In recognition of his outstanding academic achievements and teaching Wolfgang Dietrich was promoted to Honorary Professor at the University of Innsbruck on October 20 2015. The laudation emphasized Wolfgang Dietrich’s contributions to Peace Studies and particularly the approach of the Many Peaces that is also didactically implemented at the MA Program.
For his contribution to Peace Studies and Peace Work Wolfgang Dietrich was promoted to Ambassador of the Peace Bell of the Alpine Area on October 11 2015. The Peace Bell was erected by the 10 member states of the Association of Alpine States as Symbol for their peaceful cooperation. Each year the title of ambassador is awared to people or institutions for their particular merits in regards to the alpine area, peace and international understanding.

* We just received the news that one of the great voices of our time, Swami Veda Bharati, has left his body on July 14th 2015. His teaching and being left a deep impression with everybody who came in contact with him. Here in Innsbruck we were fortunate to be touched in this manner and Swami Veda has been an inspiration to the Innsbruck approach, its program director, faculty and students. While we now no longer have the possibility to hear his gentle voice in our ears, it continues in our minds, hearts and spirits. 

* Now available in print: Variationen über die vielen Frieden (Band 3): Elicitive Conflict Mapping. This volume completes Wolfgang Dietrich´s trilogy. Based on the philosophical foundations of volume 1 and the methodical didactic considerations of volume 2 volume 3 presents Elicitive Conflict Mapping as a practical tool of applied conflict work. English translation forthcoming in 2016.

* Now available on Youtube: UNESCO Chairholder Wolfgang Dietrich explains the Transrational Peace Philosophy and the Innsbruck approach to Elicitive Conflict Transformation as published in the Many Peaces Series.

* The online phase of the Winter Term 2015/16 will take place from September 14th to December 07th 2015 and the presence phase from January 10th to March 05th 2016.

* The online phase of the Summer Term 2016 will take place from March 28th to June 13th 2016 and the presence phase from July 3rd to August 27th 2016.

* The online phase of the Winter Term 2016/17 will take place from September 12th to December 05th 2016 and the presence phase from January 08th to March 04th 2017.




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The MA Program for Peace Studies, its staff, faculty members and students mourn the passing of Cynthia Patricia Camacho Mariscal, student during the summer term of 2002 and cherished friend of many here.