Last call for Vienna summer school programme

The deadline is drawing near for a pioneering summer school programme, which questions whether a world dominated by profit and competition is a good place to be.

Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) takes place in Vienna from July 26 to August 11.

All teaching and social activities are carried out in English, and with 53 students from 33 counties taking part last year, the programme provides a springboard to debate a new world order within a truly global setting.

Registration for the programme needs to be completed by June 15, 2017, and more details can be found at

The OeAD-Housing Office operates AEMS under a not-for-profit arrangement. This enables the cost to be set at €1390, with this price including all social and cultural activities, as well as accommodation in OeAD’s passive house student properties in Vienna.

It also includes additional accommodation for participants for almost a week afterwards, enabling them to explore the city at leisure.

Günther Jedliczka, CEO of the OeAD-Housing Office, said: “This year we’ve had a record number of applications from students around the world.

“Several years since its launch AEMS is going from strength to strength and its success enables us to attract high profile lecturers, who give students the framework to explore new ideas and look beyond the current boom and boost economic cycle.

“Subjects including sovereign money and insight into the Economy for the Common Good are featured in the programme, and the course provides a great opportunity for people who want to expand their horizons and increase their knowledge of concepts which are being increasingly put forward as alternatives to the norm.”

As well as AEMS, OeAD also runs the Green Building Solutions course (GBS), which brings together the latest thinking in sustainable construction. GBS takes place from July 22 to August 13, 2017.

More details about AEMS and GBS can be found at