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Interdisciplinary Practical Training (IP)

The IP in Global Studies is a special feature that exists in a similar form only in Environmental Systems Science studies. It is a guided internship that officially takes the form of a course. Up to 25 students and 4 supervisors each work on a different topic for a semester. The topics always refer to the Sustainable Development Goals. IPs have the dual purpose of providing hands-on practice opportunities for our students and added value for the community and society at large.

In the IP we practice the following competences:

  • carrying out science-based research of secondary and simple primary data and their analysis, 
  • designing, supporting and providing to-public directed (social) media, 
  • organizing to-public events designed at broadening the general public’s mindsets and opinions about sustainability issues, 
  • developing and getting engaged practically in smaller-scale activities aimed at globalization and development (e.g. micro-internships), 
  • training to cooperate with NGOs, (mostly social) enterprises and public administration units,
  • encouraging students to practise skills like timeliness, collaborating and communicating, to develop skills like trans-boundary thinking, co-operating across disciplines and organizing knowledge in a novel way, and to explore values, attitudes, and insights themselves.

Content includes creating an IP topic oriented block and other social media, developing smaller public inventions, and organizing a final event. Previous IPs have had the themes:

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in an IP is scheduled for the 3rd or 4th semester. For registration it is absolutely necessary that modules A and B are completed!



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Ulrike-Maria Gelbmann

Chairwoman Curricula Committee

Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research,
Merangasse 18/II
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 7333
Mobile:+43 (0)664 75013290

Consultation hours are only possible by telephone or E-mail appointment at any time! (also online)

Klaudia Kramer

Coordination Office for Global Studies,
Merangasse 18/EG
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 1037

By arrangement by E-mail

GLOBAL STUDIES - Student Assistants Office

Merangasse 18/EG
8010 Graz

Mondays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
(Except LV-free time)
As well as by arrangement by E-mail

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