IACA is located in Vienna's neighbouring town of Laxenburg which served as a summer getaway for the aristocracy and high society during the times of the Habsburg dynasty. The IACA campus is set in Laxenburg’s Palais Kaunitz-Wittgenstein which dates back to the 17th century and is rich with history, having served as a nobility residence and a prominent women’s educational facility. In 2010, it was renovated by the province of Lower Austria and transformed into a modern campus, with its ancient charm preserved.
Our campus is equipped with state-of-the art facilities, allowing the Academy to host a variety of conferences, seminars, and programmes. It offers a number of seminar rooms of various sizes, all equipped with computers and interactive smart boards, creating an ideal environment for interactive lectures and meetings. The Franz-Hermann Bruener Ceremonial Hall furthermore provides a venue for larger events. The campus includes a wide range of facilities, such as a resource centre, lounge, dining hall, and a bar area, along with a recreational park in the near vicinity.
Strolling around campus, students can soak in that imperial spirit of Laxenburg which continues to attract large numbers of visitors each and every year. In the summer, for example, participants from all around the world arrive at the Academy to take part in the annual International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy or a module of the Master programme, converting the IACA campus and the picturesque town into a “global village” for anti-corruption experts. The vicinity to Vienna furthermore gives participants an opportunity to explore the more vibrant city life of Austria’s capital in addition to the relaxing small town atmosphere of Laxenburg.