Republic of Korea contributes funds to IACA

The Republic of Korea has transferred EUR 50,000 to IACA as a voluntary contribution to the Academy’s budget for 2020.

The Republic of Korea has been a Party to IACA since 2012 and its contribution is greatly appreciated as it supports the organization’s work in empowering anti-corruption and compliance professionals across the globe.

Voluntary contributions by Parties are mentioned as a core element of the organization’s financing under Article XI.(1).a of the IACA Agreement. Click here for further details.

Cyprus contributes funds to IACA

The Republic of Cyprus has transferred EUR 5,000 to IACA as a voluntary contribution to the Academy’s  budget for 2020.

Cyprus has been a Party to IACA since 2011 and its contribution is greatly appreciated as it supports the organization’s work in empowering anti-corruption and compliance professionals across the globe.

Voluntary contributions by Parties are mentioned as a core element of the organization’s financing under Article XI.(1).a of the IACA Agreement. Click here for further details.

MACS 2018 - 2020 successfully concludes sixth in-class session at the Academy

Students in IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme were recently on campus for two weeks for the in-class part of Module VI, which focuses on corruption, enforcement, and the public sector.

Lecturers included Tan Sri Abu Kassim, Director General at the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption, Malaysia, Daniel M. C. Li, Former Deputy Commissioner and Head of Operations at the ICAC, Sebastian Bley, Coordinator of the Anti-Corruption Unit in Interpol, Shervin Majlessi, Deputy Coordinator, World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), Eduard Ivanov, International lax expert, and Ina Kubbe, from the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at Tel Aviv University.

The Module VI in-class session was the last one organized at IACA campus for this class. Next time this group will meet up in April for their Module VII in-class session, which will be implemented in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The MACS is IACA’s specialized master’s programme for professionals working in anti-corruption related areas and it covers all angles of anti-corruption - law and international initiatives, sociology, criminology, political science, economics, development studies, and also specific private and public sector issues. The two-year MA degree is an internationally recognized programme with 120 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits under the EU’s Bologna Process.

Applications are now open for the next class starting in autumn 2020.

For more information on the MACS, please click here.

Applications for Academic Programmes at IACA are open for the 2020 intake

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is now accepting applications for its two academic degree programmes: Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) and International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC). Applications for both programmes should be sent until 31 May 2020.

IACA’s master programmes are for two years and designed for working professionals who continue with their careers while pursuing their degrees. Focusing on the advanced study of anti-corruption and compliance, the MACS programme is comprised of seven teaching modules and a master’s thesis. The IMACC programme focuses on anti-corruption compliance and collective action, and consists of six modules and a final project or a master’s thesis.

Both programmes will commence with studies on 1 October 2020 with a pre-module phase of Module I, and the first in-class session will take place in early November this year.

For more information and to apply, please visit IACA webpage.

Ambassador of the Republic of Angola visits IACA

H.E. Ms. Teodolinda Rosa Rodrigues Coelho, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations in Vienna, visited IACA’s campus on 6 February.

In a meeting with IACA Officer-in-Charge, Ms. Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl, cooperation opportunities between the Academy and Angola were discussed, particularly in the area of the provision of specialized anti-corruption education and training.

The new Dean of IACA appointed

The IACA Board of Governors has appointed Thomas Stelzer, Austrian diplomat with extensive multilateral experience, as Dean of the Academy for a renewable period of four years. He will take up his duties on 2 March.

Upon receiving the appointment, Mr. Stelzer stressed that his priorities as Dean will be the enhancement of IACA’s interaction with its Parties, consolidation of the educational and research activities of the Academy, supporting the implementation of UNCAC, and ensuring the financial sustainability of the organization. 

“I hope that the measures enacted so far, and further initiatives I am intending to launch, will lead to a more active engagement of our stakeholder Constituency in various activities within the IACA framework and thus to the promotion of a greater sense of ownership of the organization”, said Thomas Stelzer.

Mr. Stelzer has been a member of the foreign service of the Republic of Austria. He has served as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission; and more recently as Ambassador to Portugal. He also served as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs at the United Nations, and as the Secretary of the United Nations Chief Executives Board.

At the Austrian Permanent Mission in New York, he had worked in the areas of international security and disarmament issues, as well as development cooperation. He was also Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization (CTBTO PrepCom).  

Among his various other professional activities, Thomas Stelzer has also held the position of Deputy-Director of the Austrian Cultural Institute in New York. Before joining the Foreign Service, he worked as a free-lance journalist and political science researcher in Latin America. He has extensively lectured on the International System.  

Thomas Stelzer is holding degrees from Vienna University and Stanford University and a Diploma from The Johns Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies.

He has been the president of Klangforum Wien, a leading ensemble for contemporary classical music.

IACA Summer Academy 2020: Applications Open

The tenth edition of the renowned IACA Summer Academy is now open for applications from anti-corruption and compliance professionals around the world.  The programme will take place from 26 June to 3 July 2020 at IACA’s campus in Laxenburg, Austria.

The IACA Summer Academy is an interdisciplinary programme tailored for working professionals interested in consolidating their knowledge on the fight against corruption and advancing their competences in this area. Since its inception in 2011, the Summer Academy has empowered more than 620 professionals from more than 110 countries.

“Practice meets Science” is the overall theme of the Summer Academy. Delivered by leading international academics and practitioners in the field of anti-corruption and compliance, this programme is a unique framework, incorporating lectures, a roundtable discussion, and other interactive activities.

Professionals with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the public or private sector, international and non-governmental organizations, media, civil society, and academia are encouraged to apply.

Participants will be able to join IACA’s alumni network of some 2,400 anti-corruption and compliance professionals in more than 160 countries.

For more information and to apply, click here. The application period will close on 25 March 2020.

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