Application deadline

The deadline for applications is March 11, 2013. A complete application includes (i) a short personal record (Curriculum Vitae), (ii) a list of visited lectures in accounting, control or finance and (iii) a short description of the thesis and/or postdoctoral lecture qualification in English.

Please mail the documents as a pdf file (yourname_yourUniversity.pdf) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participants will be informed upon their acceptance by email (at the latest by March 22, 2013).

Admission Requirements

The course focuses on accounting issues at an advanced level. The participants should therefore exhibit, apart from analytic abilities, knowledge within the range of these top­ics. Moreover, a close relation of the topic of your own scientific work to the studied issues is desirable. The number of partici­pants is limited to 35 persons.


The seminar leader is Prof. Steven Huddart (Penn State University), an inter­nationally recog­nized colleague.

For more details, see here.

The summer school is jointly organized by

  • Prof. Dr. Alexis H. Kunz (University of Bern),
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer (University of Vienna), and
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann (LMU Munich).

Fees and Funding

No enrolment fees apply.

The European Accounting Association provides special funding for students from Eastern and Southern Europe of up to € 750 per student.


The course will be held on the premises of the University of Bern in Swit­zerland. For further information on the city of Bern, follow this link.

Course Language

The course language is English.


Below you find a list of hotels which we can recommend and which are closely located to the University of Bern. We recommend that you book early, espe­cially if you would like to reserve a room in the youth hostel.


A brochure on the IX. Summer School on Accounting 2013 can be downloaded here (pdf, 950kb).


Andrea Probst, lic. rer. pol.
Office Manager Financial Accounting
Institute for Accounting & Control
University of Bern
Engehaldenstrasse 4
CH - 3012 Bern
Tel: +41 (0)31 631 54 41
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