Austria, Vienna

Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems

when 26 July 2017 - 13 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 1390

This program is open to students of all fields and covers alternatives to the processes and developments that are putting strains on economic, ecologic and social boundaries. In addition to new and classical concepts from the field of economic sciences students will also hear up-to-date scientific data from natural and social sciences and be able to have a level-headed discussion of economic and monetary reform while asking: What is our leeway?

Course leader

Experts from various scientific disciplines, among them Bernard Lietaer (Club of Rome), Christian Kreiss, Richard Werner, Helga Kromp-Kolb, Christian Felber and many others. 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 from all fields with an interest in economic reform.

Course aim

Participants who formerly had little or no economic background knowledge will gain enough knowledge to hold their own in discussions about economic reform and initiate projects of their own. The lectures, workshops and discussion panels cover a variety of topics, from the reform or re-definition of money, an overhaul of the aim of economic activity towards solidarity and cooperation, tax reform, a reform of financial markets, all the way to a change in consumer culture and the reduction of resource consumption.

Credits info

5 ECTS
Continuous attendance is mandatory.

Fee info

EUR 1390: Full participation, no scholarship. Includes accommodation in a state-of-the-art dormitory in Vienna for the full duration of the course plus one additional week.
EUR 490: Full participation, with scholarship. Includes accommodation in a state-of-the-art dormitory in Vienna for the full duration of the course plus one additional week.