Gain two internationally recognised degrees at the same time? It’ s easier than you think with our Double Degree programmes. Students who enrol in a Double Degree programme also spend a certain amount of time studying at the partner university. In Italy these are the Università degli studi di Udine and the Università Ca‘ Foscari di Venezia. Upon completion, the degree is recognised in both countries, i.e. in Austria and in Italy.
Udine is the second largest city in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region and, with a population of 100,000, it is roughly the same size as Klagenfurt. Just like the University of Klagenfurt, the Università degli studi di Udine was also founded in the 1970s, so it is relatively young, and it has around 16,000 students. The University of Klagenfurt cultivates strong ties with the University of Udine, and a number of Master’s programmes are offered as Double Degrees:
The Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity is the newest addition among the Double Degree programmes; the programme is brand new and starts in the winter semester of 2020/21. Students can also pursue a Double Degree in Information Management and Information and Communications Engineering & Electronic Engineering. A so-called Joint Degree can be earned in the field of Informatics.
Since 2011, the University of Klagenfurt and the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia have been cooperation partners in both research and teaching. What started out modestly as an Erasmus agreement has, over the past few years, grown into a significant strategic partnership, both from a qualitative and quantitative perspective. Numerous initiatives have already been implemented, including one for doctoral students: The Double Degree PhD programme “Italian Studies” was established in 2019. The programme allows doctoral students to stay at the partner university for a period of 12 to 18 months and they are awarded a Double Degree upon completion of their studies. In addition, we collaborate closely in the doctoral programme “Modeling, Simulation, Optimisation in Business and Economics (MSOBE)”, which is rooted at the University of Klagenfurt and involves jointly organised doctoral workshops with Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.
Although it may seem hard to believe, the Venetian university is also quite young. It did not attain the status of a fully-fledged university until 1968. The name of the university is derived from the building in which it resides, in typical Venetian fashion. Ca’ Foscari is a stately palace once owned by the Foscari family, located on the Grand Canal and acquired by the Venetian municipality in 1845.
Feeling intrigued? Then head straight for Bella Italia! For further details, please visit our information page on Joint and Double Degrees.