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Continuing education course in Diplomacy & Information Security

The continuing education course “Diplomacy & Information Security” focuses on the growing significance of data and the need to ensure data security in the context of international relations.


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Continuing Education Course in Diplomacy & Information Security (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 an overnight stay with breakfast in Vienna (2 nights).

Not included is the cost of travelling to and from Vienna.


  • ZHAW several Schools / Campus Zentrum, Lagerstrasse, Lagerstrasse 41, 8004 Zürich  (Show on Google Maps)
  • Zurich and Vienna

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. 


  • 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 significance of information security in diplomacy and are able to apply this to practical situations in their individual professional lives.


The curriculum of “Diplomacy & Information Security” focuses on (digital) security aspects in the context of diplomacy and international relations. The course provides practical specialist knowledge of geopolitics, cyberdefense, and e-government. During the field trip to Vienna in the second part of the course, participants visit international organizations, such as the OSZE, the IAEA, the UNOOSA, and the Vienna School of International Studies.

The WBK Diplomacy & Information Security is part of the DAS Applied Diplomacy and can be credited to it.


The continuing education course “Diplomacy & Information Security” 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 Vienna, Thursday to Saturday (3 days). Individual arrival e.g. via night train with arrival on Thursday morning, or first direct flight (ZRH-VIE) on Thursday morning.

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
25.10.2024 30.08.2024 Application

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