Summer Academy
at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Promoting Ocean Governance and Peaceful Settlement of Disputes

LATEST STATUS

       

The 10th Event (Anniversary) will be held from 24 July to 19 August, 2016.

The Application Portal has been closed; registration is no longer possible. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application as from 20 May, 2016.

   Class of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was the Class of 2015

What participants found during the 9th event, can be read in the 2015 Course Diary

Communication should be directed to summeracademy@iflos.org
PLEASE NOTE that the working language of the Summer Academy is English.

Overview

The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea was established to promote the opportunities provided by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for the peaceful settlement of law of the sea disputes and the further implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

One of the Foundation's main aims is to promote learning and research in the field of international law of the sea at a global level, in particular for nationals of developing countries.

With this in mind, the Foundation established an annual Summer Academy at the seat of the Tribunal in Hamburg. The Summer Academy is a centre of excellence for studies of both international law of the sea and maritime law and includes related topics of economic and natural sciences. It brings together a prestigious faculty from among the judges of the Tribunal, professors and professionals from the maritime field with a dedicated group of highly-motivated participants from around the world (our Alumni).

The Venue

The Summer Academy is held on the premises of ITLOS in Hamburg, Germany. We are grateful to the Tribunal to provide a special Classroom off the beautiful Rotunda.

             ITLOS Rotunda        Class Room Scene

Certain topics and syndicate sessions may be offerred in the nineteenth-century "Villa Schröder" on site which also provides the Course Office. 

Villa Schröder

Admission, Tuition, Scholarships etc.

Guidelines on Admission, Course structure, Course materials, Fees and Scholarships are to be found here. That page also leads to our frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Summer Academy in a Nutshell

An overview about the Foundation and the Summer Academy is provided here.

Our Track Record

The first Summer Academy was held in 2007,  providing the opportunity for the participants to broaden their knowledge and skills in international maritime affairs. Encouraged by the stunning success of this pilot project and the comments from both participants and faculty, the Foundation decided to create an annual event and further sessions followed in the subsequent years until to-date. For detailed information, please refer to our annual reports including the schedules, lists of lecturers, open event topics and resolutions / diaries by class members (by clicking on the years below).

 

 

Participants

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   Participants

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2007

 

33

28

 

2012

35

32

2008

 

31 

24

 

2013

37

32

2009

 

27

22

 

2014

 41

33

2010

 

31

29

 

2015

 40

 27

2011

 

29

24

       

It is one of the hallmarks of the Summer Academy to assemble a new faculty of some 35 lecturers every year; some came only once, many returned in several years and some have been on the faculty since the very beginning until now - and all work pro bono.

Support

The Foundation could not have established the annual Summer Academy without the help and ongoing support of our supporters and we should like to express our sincere thanks.