"Corruption: Concepts - Controls - Concerns"

On 28 October 2016, Dr Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf, Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminology at the University of Vienna and Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland presented a seminar on ‘Corruption: Concepts, Control, Concerns’ at the TC Beirne School of Law.

In her presentation, Professor Reindl-Krauskopf explored the evolution of international law relating to corruption, the enforcement and prosecutorial anti-corruption mechanisms adopted in Austria, and reflected on new challenges including private sponsoring and public-private partnerships. The seminar was also attended by Ambassador Dr Bernhard Zimburg who took up the post of Ambassador of Austria to Australia in September 2016.


Third Joint UQ-U:Vie organised crime course opens in Vienna

The third joint course on transnational organised crime of the University of Vienna and the University of Queensland opened on 26 September 2016 with a reception at the Australian Embassy in Vienna. The course brings together 15 law students from both universities who undertake research on international law, national policies, and the criminology of organised crime. The focus of this year´s course is on smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons with students exploring topics from trafficking for the purpose of organ removal, questions of domestic jurisdiction and to the secrecy surrounding border control operations.

U:Vie´s professor of criminal law and co-coordinator of this course, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf, who was recently made an Honorary Professor at UQ, says that “the course enables students to conduct independent research, liaise with international organisations and national authorities, and offers a pathway to learn about employment in this area or to undertake postgraduate research in this field.” Prof. Dr. Andreas Schloenhardt, who co-convenes the course, adds that “the course offers students a unique opportunity to learn from different national approaches and compare problems and solutions in common law and civil law jurisdictions.”

The course was formally opened by Ms Gaia Puleston, First Secretary of the Australian Embassy in Vienna, Professor Heinz Faßmann, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Vienna, and Dean of Law Professor Paul Oberhammer. In his opening remarks, Professor Faßmann stressed the importance of international research and student exchange. Professor Oberhammer also noted the very close cooperation between the two law schools; “the cooperation extends from undergraduate exchange to joint faculty research projects and also encompasses UQ students participating in the University of Vienna Summer School and to PhD students spending extended research visits at the partner university.”

The course is held at the department of criminal law and criminology and will last until 30 September 2016. On 28 September 2016, Colonel Gerald Tatzgern B.A.M.A (Head of the Joint Operational Office against human smuggling and trafficking in humas, Federal Ministry of the Interior) and Mr Ambassador Dr. Helmut Böck (Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs) will deliver guest lectures. The course will be completed with a visit to the United Nations Office.

The UQ report you will find here.


Unfortunately, the detailed reports on the events are currently available only in German.



ALES-Conference - 20th June 2016


Seminar: “Trafficking in Persons & Smuggling of Migrants International Law and Domestic Practice“


ALES-Conference - 15th June 2015