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Continuing education course in Diplomacy in the Digital Age

The continuing education course “Diplomacy in the Digital Age” provides application-oriented knowledge about the effects of digitalization on di-plomacy and international relations.


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Continuing Education Course in Diplomacy in the Digital Age (certificate of attendance) (6 ECTS)




7 days of instruction, more details about the implementation


CHF 3'700.00

Comment on costs: 

The course fee includes course materials and networking events during the field trip as well as accommodation in Tallinn (3 nights). Not included is the cost of travelling to and from Tallinn.


  • ZHAW School of Management and Law / Campus St.-Georgen-Platz, 8401 Winterthur
  • Zurich and Tallinn

Language of instruction:

  • German, English
  • Participants are expected to be proficient in both languages (oral & written communication).

Objectives and content

Target audience

This continuing education course is aimed at anyone working in, or planning to work in, foreign relations and related fields. This includes professionals in the private sector and all areas of public administration, as well as trade associations and NGOs. In the past, participants worked in fields such as public affairs, communication, security, as well as compliance and law.


  • The course focuses on the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to operate successfully in an international environment.
  • Practical abilities are taught by means of media training, interactive workshops with experts, and networking events.
  • Participants understand the effects of digitalization on diplomacy and are able to apply the content of this course to practical situations in their individual professional lives.


The continuing education course takes an in-depth look at the topic of public affairs and the influence of digital communication in the public sector. Blocks on social media, artificial intelligence, digital governance, and media training are offered. The field trip leads to the capital of Europe's digital leader, Tallinn.

A review of WBK Diplomacy in the Digital Age is available here: a Conversation with Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Estonian Government.

The WBK Diplomacy in the Digital Age is part of the DAS Applied Diplomacy and can be credited to it.


The continuing education course “Diplomacy in the Digital Age” is characterized by methodological diversity. In addition to their lectures, exercises, practical case studies, e-learning assignments, and simulations, students are encouraged to continually reflect on and interpret current events. The course concludes with a practical exam (presentation).

More details about the implementation

Part-time course of study:
Friday and Saturday, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm.
Exception: Field trip to Tallinn, Monday to Wednesday (3 days). Recommended arrival: Sunday evening.

Languages of instruction are German and English.
Participants are expected to be proficient in both languages (oral & written communication).

Enquiries and contact


  • International Management Institute
  • Department International Business



Information for applicants

Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Start Application deadline Registration link
24.08.2024 28.06.2024 Application

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