Austria, Vienna

Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems

when 15 July 2015 - 31 July 2015
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 1390

AEMS is a new academic Summer School that approaches the topic of economic reform by considering natural boundaries and the human factor to be equal parts of the equation. The goal is to help solve some of societies’ problems by presenting viable alternatives to processes and developments that are putting enormous strains on economic, ecologic and social boundaries. In addition to new and classical concepts from the field of economic sciences, students are also provided with up-to-date scientific data from natural and social sciences. The question at the heart of everything: What is our leeway?

Course leader

Internationally renowned experts from various scientific disciplines. Find more information at http://summer-university.net/

Target group

Applicants are required to be at least 18 years old. Excellent English language skills are a prerequisite. The course is open to students and non-students from all fields with an interest in economic reform.

Course aim

Between 1970 and 2007, the world saw 425 systemic economic crises, among them 145 sector-wide banking crises. The Summer School uses a positive approach to the field of economic alternatives, asking if this apparently inherent instability might be reduced or avoided, and showing students the chances of reform.

Find more information at http://summer-university.net/

Credits info

5 ECTS
Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems is an academic course. BOKU-students or "MitbelegerInnen" from other Austrian universities acquire 5 ECTS credits from the University of National Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). Foreign students get a BOKU certificate that needs to be acknowledged by their home university.

Fee info

EUR 1390: The fee covers course costs and housing for the full duration of the course. Travel expenses, board etc. are not covered.
EUR 390: Outstanding applicants in need of financial aid can apply for scholarships. If granted, these students can participate for a reduced fee of EUR 390,- (incl. VAT). The fee covers course costs and housing for the full duration of the course. Travel expenses, board etc. are not covered.

Scholarships

We cooperate with several companies and organizations to provide student grants for outstanding applicants in need of financial aid. Thanks to this sponsorship program we're able to offer regular participation to selected students for a reduced fee of EUR