Academic Courses


A Summer University about sustainable architecture, urban planning and ecological building design (7 ECTS).



Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems.
A level-headed discussion of economic and monetary alternatives
(5 ECTS).


Expert-Talk Series


Decarbonising Buildings - Low Tech vs. High Tech




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Let's talk future! Visions of a world after the social-ecological transformation


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++++ Public Opening Event of July 19th, 2021++++


Summer Universities successfully launched!
Climate change - Is there a new dynamic?


AEMS and GBS share the aim of finding new pathways for a more sustainable future as well as a healthier planet – and we are very pleased to announce they have kicked off in Vienna with 101 students from 47 nations! The event welcomed the three speakers Helga Kromp-Kolb (climate expert), Anika Dafert (activist at Fridays for Future Austria) and Gabu Heindl (architect and urban planner). Recording available! - Click to read more

Fotos from the Opening Event of AEMS and GBS 2021; (c) Nina Hainfellner

++++ GBS Booklet out now - 02.03.2021 ++++


Fresh from the press

Booklet on GBS project work 2020 out now


At GBS 2020, students worked on the real-life case to turn Viennese historic Otto-Wagner-Areal into a Positive Energy University Campus - a globally unique challenge for the green builders of the future! Read more and find the booklet here.

+++ Final Reports are now online! - 05.11.2020 +++


Looking back

AEMS and GBS - Online summer universities 2020


Adjusting the programmes AEMS and GBS to a brand-new digital format was a challenge this past year. And one that was mastered, as you can now read about in our final reports!

Want to see what happened this year? Read more here.

+++ Online-Summer Universities were a great success! - 13.08.2020 +++


GBS and AEMS 2020

International education in challenging times


This year, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the „Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS)“ summer university and the 7th instalment of the summer school „Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS)“ – both held in a brand-new online-format!


Overall, 64 highly motivated students and professionals from 32 nations and located in 10 time zones participated in these unique summer programs! Click to read more!

+++ Public Opening Event of 20 July, 2020 +++


GBS and AEMS Summer Universities 2020 kicked-off with great success!

Fighting climate change in times of health and economic crisis


2020 has exacerbated how closely our economic, environmental and social systems are connected and how important it is to tackle those challenges as a whole. Therefore, this year's opening event of our interdisciplinary summer university programs focused on the question: "Are we missing out on an opportunity to re-think our economic, environmental and social systems?".


The event is available for re-watching online - Click to read more