Intercultural communication and higher education

With the rise of new economic powers such as India and China, as well as the ever-growing population with foreign origins in Europe, universities in Austria have begun to recognize the importance of intercultural communication as a field of study. Master’s programs in “Migration management” have been created at the University of Salzburg in cooperation with the Austrian Integration Fund, while the Danube University now offers a specialized course of study entitled “Islam and Migration in Europe.” Approximately half the students enrolled in these courses have migratory backgrounds.