New Project Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System


Together with Wolfgang Dietrich I have become engaged in a process of capacity building for Peace and Conflict Studies in Iraq. In this project, which includes nine Iraqi Universities, we can draw on the University of Innsbruck UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies’ long experience in this field, having been engaged in similar projects around the world. After a fruitful assessment workshop we are very much looking forward to our next steps with our Iraqi colleagues and our partners from the Iraqi Al-Amal Association and UNDP.

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Irakischer Wissenschaftsminister zu Gast am UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies


Eine irakische Delegation mit Wissenschaftsminister Abdul Razzaq Jalel al-Esa an der Spitze kam im Juni zu einem höchst erfolgreichen Arbeitstreffen an die Universität Innsbruck. Eingeladen hatte der Arbeitsbereich für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, um sich über eine zukünftige Zusammenarbeit zu einigen. Die Delegation wurde auch von Rektor Tilmann Märk empfangen. Wir freuen uns auf die weitere Zusammenarbeit mit unseren irakischen Partnern. Hier geht’s zum Artikel auf der Website der Uni Innsbruck und zum Beitrag in Innsbruck Informiert.




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Eröff­nung des For­schungs­zentrums Frieden und Konflikt

Anlässlich der Eröffnung des neu gegründeten Forschungszentrums „Frieden und Konflikt“ an der Universität Innsbruck war eine Delegation der Innsbrucker Partneruniversität Haramaya, der zweiältesten Universität Äthiopiens zu Besuch in Innsbruck. Die erfolgreiche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und der offene Austausch standen im Zentrum des Besuchs beim Land Tirol.


Zu Besuch bei LHStvin Ingrid Felipe v.l.n.r.: Norbert Koppensteiner (Peace Studies, Universität Innsbruck), Emana Gebragiorgis, Adinew Tadesse (beide Haramaya University), Fritz Staudigl (Abteilung Südtirol, Europaregion und Außenbeziehungen), Julia Lichtkoppler-Moser (APPEAR), Adham Hamed (Peace Studies, Universität Innsbruck), Eskedar Molla Terefe (Haramaya University). (Credit: Land Tirol/Rosner)

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MPM Vol. 8 Launch Event


It has been a real pleasure to work for the Many Peaces Magazine Volume 8 as Editor in Chief one more time before taking up a new role in team team for the next volume. This Volume on the topic of “Violence and Peace Work”will be presented in the Wagner’sche Bookstore in Innsbruck, on June 30th, 2018 at 18:00.

There will be interesting talks and readings on the topic by our wonderful authors and editors. See you there?

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Radio Interview about Peace and Conflict Studies Innsbruck

freiradlogoneukulturtonfarbisaufgruen-85x85On January 12th the Master of Arts Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck celebrated the graduation of current students and the arrival of new students at the Grillhof Seminar Center in Vill. Radio Freirad’s KulturTon joined the opening ceremony and explores this extraordinary MA program. Continue reading

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HU-UIBK Partnership for Strengthening Institutional Capacity in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation


(c) Paul Lauer

In January 2018 we welcomed our new project partners from Haramya University, Ethiopia for the kickoff meeting of an exciting new partnership with our colleagues from Haramaya University, Ethiopia.  Continue reading

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MPM Vol. 7: Peace Education


Very much looking forward to holding #ManyPeacesMagzine Vol. 7 in hands, with wonderful contributions on the topic of “Peace Education” by Manon Roeleveld, Alexa Cuello, Fata Morgana, Clara Cornflake, Lisi Wilgermein, Wolfgang Dietrich, Oliver Rizzi Carlson, Hilary Cremin, Julian Mandler, Sezan Eyrich, Tilly Sünkel, Veronika Franzi, Aylin Vartanyan Dilaver, Luís Bravo de Barros, Putri Kitnas Inesia, Hanne Tjersland, Julia Felder and many others. Thanks to the editorial team: Isabelle Guibert, Mayme Lefurgey, Paul Lauer, Manon Roeleveld, Alexa Cuello, Theresa Gottschall, Rana Haroun, Shibani Pandya and Vlad Toma for working towards this beautiful result together!

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