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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++++ Looking back, looking forth - 07.10.2021 ++++


Final reports 2021 now available! + Date fixed for 2022! 
AEMS and GBS - Summer Universities will be back next year


Another year of outstanding circumstances, our interdisciplinary summer university programs were held in an immersive Online-Format again this year. Are you curious to find out more about how AEMS and GBS went? - Click here for more insights and the date for 2022!

++++ Summer Universities closed with success! - 10.08.2021 ++++


Interdisciplinary, international, interactive - 
GBS and AEMS Summer Universities 2021 closed with success!


The summer universities “Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS)” and “Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS)” have once again been held in an online-format and closed with 81 students from 41 countries last weekend! This was not only a positive result in terms of increased participants numbers, but also concerning the heart-warming feedback by the students who found those programs as a life-changing and excellent summer experience! - Click to read more

++++ 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!