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The Academy’s winter program Arbitration Rules in Practice is an innovative program on international commercial arbitration. Jointly organized by the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners, the Austrian Arbitration Association and the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna, this program has been specifically devised for participants with prior experience in the area of international arbitration. It addresses the following groups of participants: young practitioners (in particular junior associates/RechtsanwaltsanwärterInnen) working in the field of dispute resolution graduate students specializing in arbitration Professor Paul Oberhammer (Vienna/London/St. Gallen) acts as academic director of the Austrian Arbitration Academy, while Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf co-directs the Arbitration Rules in Practice program representing the VIAC. The sessions will be taught by renowned international arbitration practitioners from both the bar and academia. The course will mirror the structure of an (administered) arbitration and will discuss salient issues of international arbitration, in particular practical problems that might be encountered frequently. Throughout the course, the focus will lie on institutional arbitration proceedings. The last session on Thursday will consist of a mock organizational hearing. For successful completion of the course, participants will thereafter be asked to draft a Procedural Order No 1. The program consists of four afternoon sessions as well as participation in the Vienna Arbitration Day, Austria’s largest arbitration conference.
The Austrian Arbitration Academy is organized by the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna which has been hosting an international summer program with a strong focus on European and International Law since 1949. Every summer participants from all over the world attend seminars and spend time together as a part of an international community on a campus on the shore of Lake Wolfgang. The Austrian Arbitration Academy is an intensive two-week program on international commercial arbitration for both regular students of the univie: summer school and participants who take part only in this special arbitration program. It addresses the following groups of participants: Students and law school graduates interested in the world of international dispute resolution. Young practitioners looking for a comprehensive course giving them first-hand insights into international arbitration. The Austrian Arbitration Academy program takes place from July 16 to July 30, 2022 and consists of 64 contact hours. (Each contact hour consists of 45 minutes classroom teaching.) After an introductory session on the first Sunday, classes will be held Monday to Friday mornings. In additional afternoon workshops the participants will discuss salient issues of international arbitration with special guests from the international arbitration community. On July 29 a written exam will take place. On the evening before the exam, a special Q&A session will help the participants to prepare for the exam. Successful participants will receive the University of Vienna – Austrian Arbitration Academy diploma.
The Univie: summer school provides a multidimensional survey of the present development of Europe and the European Union (EU). Participants will study both the decision making processes within the EU institutions as well as various aspects of European political culture. The program aims at contributing to an increased understanding of the EU and its possible future shape. Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program, not only because of the outstanding academic reputation of its European Studies program and the excellent opportunities it offers students to learn German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of one of Austria's most scenic lakes, Lake Wolfgang, in the Salzkammergut region, and because of the area's excellent sports and recreational facilities. The intercultural dimension provided by the summer program’s internationally diverse student population has become one of the most rewarding features of students’ learning experience. Today, more than 30 different nationalities are represented in the student body, up to 100 students accepted into the program, creating the conditions most conducive to intercultural and social interaction.
The winter school courses provide a well-structured introduction into one of the most fascinating periods of Austria's intellectual history in a short time. The culture of the fin-de-siècle is one of the highlights in the history of the Habsburg Monarchy. The two-week program offers four academic courses taught live online. The courses are held by distinguished scholars with international teaching experience. The interdisciplinary lectures will lead to a thorough understanding of the input of the fin-de-siècle on the modernization of Europe. The live online courses encourage interactive participation. These courses with international participants offer the possibility to discuss the influence of developments in Vienna (e.g. the famous psychoanalyst Freud, painters like Klimt and Schiele, musicians like Mahler and Schönberg or philosophers like Wittgenstein) on different cultures in Europe and other continents. A welcome session will introduce the participants to the winter school and give them the opportunity to meet informally with the staff and each other. The winter program also includes an online tour of Vienna's Ringstraße and Art Nouveau in Vienna. Social online gatherings as well as group work in breakout rooms will encourage intercultural and social exchange between the students. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, and make new friends.