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English-speaking course

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Every year since 1992, the Alpbach Summer School on European Integration, held contemporaneously with the European Forum Alpbach, has offered a compact yet comprehensive course on law and policies of the European Community (EC) and of the European Union (EU). The Alpbach Summer School on European Integration welcomes students from Austria and other countries, but particularly from central and east-European states. Together they enjoy the challenge of an intensive learning experience of two and one-half weeks – in the picturesque setting of Alpbach in the Tyrolean Alps and in a multi-cultural ambience. This summer school, the only one of ist kind in Austria, is run in parallel English and German language classes. It is designed both to assist students in acquiring a basic understanding of the workings of the EC-EU, to equip them with the skills required to analyze socio-economic and legal issues of European integration and, more generally, to introduce them to a culture and practice of animated debate of contemporary problems facing European integration.

Professor, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna Chair

Dr. Friedl WEISS

Professor, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna

 Studies in law, including public international and European Community law at the Universities of Vienna, (Dr. iur., 1970), Free University of Brussels, Licence speciale en Droit Europeen, 1972, and Cambridge Downing College; completion of the academic stage of the United Kingdom Bar examination
1974-1978 Lecturer, law at the University of Birmingham
1979-1992 Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science
1984-1986 Legal adviser, Secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
1990-1991 Legal consultant, legal affairs division of the GATT Secretariat; Legal Adviser tor DCs and LDCs for the Technical cooperation and training division of the VVorld Trade Organisation
1990-2005 Visiting Professor, Department of International Law, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
1992-2006 Chair of International (Economic) Law and Organisations, University of Amsterdam
since 1996 Academic Director, Training and Staff Development Programs and MA Course in International Law and International Relations for High Level Officials in the Ethiopian Government and Members of
  the Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
1998 EC TACIS Project, Poland
1999 Multilateral Trade Policy Assistance Programme (MUTRAP)
2000-2003 Director of the Amsterdam Law School
2006 Chair of European Community- and EU Law, University of Vienna
 Visiting Professorships
 Visiting Professor at Universities, including: Bocconi, Milano; Tulane University, New Orleans (2005); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2001); International Law Department, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R.China (2001&2004); Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, France (2004); Institut Universitaire des Hautes Études Internationales Genève (HEI), University of Geneva (2005); University of Bratislava School of Law
 Lectures and Summer schools all over the world, including School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John Hopkins University Washington DC; Fordham University Law School, New York; University of Bologna; Eastern University of Law and Political Science, Shanghai; North-West University of Political Science and Law, Xi-an, P.R.China; South-West University of Politics and Law, Chongqing, P.R.China; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Alpbach Summer School on European Integration; Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine; Duke University Law School Campus, Geneva; University of Belgrade.