Application deadline

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016. 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 31, 2016).


Contact Address

Andrea Probst, lic. rer. pol.
Office Manager Financial Accounting
Institute for Accounting
University of Bern
Engehaldenstrasse 4, CH - 3012 Bern
Tel: +41 (0)31 631 54 41
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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



The seminar leader is Prof. Qi Chen (Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business), an internationally recognized colleague.

For more details, see:

The summer school is jointly organised by

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


Course language

The course language is English.


Fees and Funding

No enrolment fees apply.


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.



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.



Sorell Hotel Ador:

Sorell Hotel Arabelle:

Hotel National:

Hotel City am Bahnhof:

Hotel Glocke, Backpackers Bern:

Youth Hostel: