Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems is an academic course – preparatory work, regular attendance, active participation and the preparation of a short group presentation will be required. If completed successfully, 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 your home university. You can find more information about this here.
The program will be divided into two parts:
Preparatory phase: In order to maintain a high level of academic quality, participants will be required to prepare themselves using a predetermined list of literature.
Lecture phase: The lecture phase (July 15-31) will be a mix of lectures, discussions and exercises – regular attendance, active participation and the presentation of a group project will be required to complete the Summer School successfully.
Part of the intention behind the creation of the Summer School was to increase the public dissemination of content-related scientific data. In order to reach a wider audience, a number of public panel discussions will be organized in addition to the regular program, with some panelists also being lecturers during the Summer School.