The school confers Master's degrees and postgraduate diplomas upon its graduates. It is the only member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs in Austria. The Diplomatic Academy's current director is Ambassador Emil Brix (b. 1956 in Vienna), an Austrian diplomat and historian.
學院一開始由玛丽亚·特蕾西亚在1754年成立，名為"東方學院"，為培訓哈布斯堡王朝的外交官而立。The school was renamed multiple times and reorganized over the centuries, and it eventually gained independent public institution status in 1996. Given its roots, the Diplomatic Academy claims to be the oldest school of its kind, one that is dedicated to professional foreign affairs training.
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