The interdisciplinary summer university (5 ECTS) focuses on alternatives to the economic status quo: International participants deal with limits of growth, as well as the instabilities of our financial system and learn why a drastic system change is necessary to stabilize the world climate. The program offers a holistic approach, with the participants learning about many possible alternatives and reform proposals: heterodox economics, ethical banking, degrowth, sovereign money and more!


AEMS is an academic summer university program with a global following and held in English.

Since 2014, the program counts more than 440 alumni of 79 nationalities.


The program will take place again in Vienna from 15 July to 02 August 2024!

Applications are open! – More information and application form can be found here.


Target group

The program is open to students and professionals from all fields who strive to create a more just and green future. Are you looking for a unique educational program with a holistic approach to the topic? Then look no further!

There is also a limited number of scholarship spots available – application deadline for scholarships: 01 April 2024


The flyer for the 2024 summer school can be downloaded here (PDF). The report from the last years can be found here.