What is IACA?
The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international organization and post-secondary educational institution which aims to substantially contribute to the fight against corruption. Through education, research, and cooperation, its goal is to overcome current shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption.
How can my country/organization join IACA?
The Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization is open for accession to UN Member States and international organizations. The instrument of accession must be deposited with the Depositary (the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs).
How can my organization/institution cooperate with IACA?
Each organization/institution, public or private, wishing to cooperate with IACA should send a formal request to our Secretariat, outlining the nature and purpose of intended cooperation. IACA will then assess this request based on its needs and resources.
What kind of student body does IACA aim to attract?
IACA aims to attract participants from all corners of the globe of various ages and coming from different sectors of society. IACA is open to all, but especially seeks to attract individuals with work experience in a field related to anti-corruption and/or specializing in areas related to anti-corruption.
Who is IACA governed by?
The Board of Governors is IACA's main governing organ. Its other organs include the Assembly of Parties, Dean, International Senior Advisory Board, and International Academic Advisory Board.
What kind of partners does IACA have?
IACA has cooperating partners, or entities with which it has entered into cooperative arrangements such as Memoranda of Understanding, from the public and private sector, international and non-governmental organizations. It also has initiating partners - the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), and the Republic of Austria - all three of which were fundamental for its inception. Third, IACA’s contributing partners include those private sector entities which have provided financial assistance to it.
What role do IACA’s Advisory Boards play?
IACA’s International Senior Advisory Board reflects on the Academy’s activities and offers advice on how the highest standards can be met and maintained. The International Academic Advisory Board offers advice on the development of programmes and selection of faculty.
Who is IACA financed by?
IACA is financed by voluntary contributions of its Members and other contributors, as well as tuition fees.
Who can financially contribute to IACA?
Any individual, state, company, or organization wishing to make a contribution to IACA is encouraged to contact us. IACA will assess this request in accordance with its Policy on Contributions, exercising due diligence and ensuring continued independence.
Does IACA enforce anti-corruption laws?
No. IACA is not a law enforcement agency.
Where is IACA?
IACA is in based Laxenburg, Austria, 15 kilometers south of Vienna. It is housed in the Palais Kaunitz-Wittgenstein at Muenchendorferstrasse 2.
Are IACA’s programmes & certificates internationally recognized?
IACA’s programmes and certificates are formally accredited by the laws of its seat state in accordance with the European Bologna process.
How can my organization/institution request a tailor-made training?
Organizations, corporations, and groups of individuals interested in a tailor-made training designed by IACA are encouraged to contact us with their specific needs and ideas. We will then draft a proposal for such a training, taking your sector’s needs and requirements into account. Depending on your wishes, this tailor-made training will either take place at the IACA campus, at your organization/corporation, or elsewhere.
What is the duration of IACA’s trainings?
In general, seminars can vary anywhere from a one to five days and trainings can vary anywhere from a week to a month. The Master programme lasts for two years, combining seven, on-site modules each of a two-week duration, with distance learning.
In which language are programmes held?
In general, programmes are offered in the English language. The language of tailor-made trainings and regional programmes can vary according to specific requirements.
Where can I live while attending IACA?
Based on the size of each programme, participants will either be accommodated in nearby hotels or in Vienna.
How much are tuition fees?
Tuition fees vary according to the specifics of the programme.
Can I apply for programmes if my country is not a member of IACA?
Yes. Standardized trainings and the Master programme are open to the general public, regardless of one’s nationality.
What kind of programmes can I apply for?
You can apply for standardized trainings and academic degree programmes.
How do I apply for programmes?
Each specific programme will have its own application procedure. In general, applicants will be requested to fill out an online application form and attach accompanying documents. Applicants will have to register on the IACA website using the “Login” button at the top of the homepage in order to access the application form.
I am experiencing technical difficulties with the application form. What should I do?
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the problem. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Can I get financial aid from IACA?
Certain programmes will offer scholarship possibilities for participants from Least Developed Countries and subsidies for others. Merit-based scholarships are offered for academic degree programmes. IACA does not offer student loans.