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International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international organization based in Laxenburg, Austria. It is the first global institution of its kind, dedicated to overcoming current shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption and seeking to empower professionals for the challenges of tomorrow.

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The idea of an international anti-corruption academy arose out of Interpol’s International Group of Experts on Corruption, which at the time included President of the Fairfax Group and the late Franz-Herman Brüner, Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office at the time. The adoption of the UNCAC in 2005 and its subsequent implementation in many countries also played an influential role.


IACA is proud to offer the first global, postgraduate programme in anti-corruption - the Master of Arts in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). The MACS aims to bring together professionals from around the world with work experience in the private or public sector, international or non-governmental organizations, as well as media and academia.

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IACA is located in Vienna's neighbouring town of Laxenburg which served as a summer getaway for the aristocracy and high society during the times of the Habsburg dynasty. The IACA campus is set in Laxenburg’s Palais Kaunitz-Wittgenstein which dates back to the 17th century and is rich with history, having served as a nobility residence and a prominent women’s educational facility. In 2010, it was renovated by the province of Lower Austria and transformed into a modern campus, with its ancient charm preserved.