Availability of lecturers.

Our lecturers are at the students’ disposal also outside the classroom, and can be approached for questions, feedback and discussions.

More than 1000 alumni.

Since its existence, more than 1000 students have studied at our institution. Many of them now have thriving careers with national or international NGOs,

20 years of experience

EPU was the first university centre teaching peace and conflict studies in continental Europe. By now, EPU has had more than 20 years of experience in peace education,

Common festivities

Students regularly organize cultural evenings, where students from a certain region cook traditional dishes from their home countries, dance typical dances, sing typical

Important Notification

The European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) (former European Peace University – Private University) terminated the admission to its courses in August 2013.

We regret to inform you that the EPU will conclude its operation and will close down at the beginning of October 2014.

As no EPU staff will be available after the end of August 2014, from 1st September 2014 onwards, EPU alumni, wishing to have documents regarding their studies at the EPU (such as verified copies of transcripts and degree documents, certificates of study or reference letters) are kindly requested to contact the Secretariat of the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) at the following e-mail address:

Thank you for your understanding.

We would like to express our appreciation to all those friends (students, professors, staff members) who enriched the life of the EPU community through their work and activities and have contributed to the special EPU experience for over 23 years.

Dr. Gerald Mader

Founding President