"We must be the change that we would like to see in the world." -  Mahatma Gandhi

AEMS is a new academic Summer School that approaches the topic of economic alternatives by considering natural boundaries and the human factor to be equal parts of the equation.


Our goal is quite ambitious: To help solve some of societies’ problems by presenting viable alternatives to processes and developments that are putting enormous strains on economic, ecologic and social boundaries. In addition to various new and classical concepts from the field of economic sciences, students are also provided with up-to-date scientific data from natural and social sciences. This enables them to have a level-headed discussion of economic and monetary reform while asking: What is our leeway?

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