Summer University: "Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS)"
- OeAD student housing
- University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
- Representatives of Economy for the Common Good (ECG)
- more than 60 international supporting institutions and partner universities
Our current economic system leads to exploitation of natural resources, social problems, such as inequality, and plays a significant role in climate change. The financial system, with its unregulated banking and speculatory practices, as well as the dynamics of compound interest contribute to ecological degradation and a systematic redistribution of wealth to the richest part of the population.
The Time For Change Is Now!
The AEMS summer university is a combined effort to create an academically open event for students and professionals from all walks of life: The program takes place annually in Vienna and is organized as a not-for-profit cooperation project between OeAD student housing, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and representatives of the Economy for the Common Good (ECG).
Change the Game – Change the Future!
AEMS is an academic program offering a holistic approach to sustainability and the interconnections between economy, society and the environment. The summer school comprises lectures, (panel) discussions and workshops, as well as extracurricular activities and will take place in Vienna from July 17th to August 4th, 2023 - because: There is no alternative for alternatives!
The program of the AEMS 2023 summer university is adapted continuously to guarantee state of the art knowledge in terms of content and to offer the best possible experience! It comprises a preparatory phase and a lecture phase:
During the preparatory phase, students read recommended introductory literature and complete an exercise that prepares them for the contents discussed during the program. The lecture phase is split into 4 modules, building on the preparatory work. The summer university includes lectures, (panel) discussions and workshops such as simulation games to enable a deeper understanding of complex interrelationships.
The AEMS thrives on intercultural exchange and new perspectives our international participants bring into it. Therefore, the program fosters intercultural exchange and networking – during the program itself, but also via extra-curricular activities.
AEMS 2023 Curriculum
- Economics With Social And Ecological Values
- Society, Money and Institutions
- Towards A Social Ecological Economy
- Group Work Projects
- Wrap-Up and Synthesis
More information on the program on the OeAD student housing website.
AEMS 2023 is open for students and professionals from all walks of life.
Application information on the website of OeAD student housing
OeAD student housing
Program management AEMS
Mag. Carina Kamptner, BA
Petra Isepp, BSc
Tel.: +43 (1) 534 088 00