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Electives: Master's students explore Vienna

Six master's students of the China-EU School of Law’s 2015 intake, Liu Xiao, Wang Yuexiao, Yang Chunyu, Ding Ding, Zeng Wenxin, and Que Linyao, went to study at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. The study trip is part of their electives module in the Master of European and International Law. The group is split in half: three students follow the Tax Law module for 1.5 months with courses covering Tax Treaty Law and International Aspects of U.S. Tax Law, three students follow European and International Law module with courses covering Principles of International Law and European Law.


The six students arrived in Vienna on 1 May 2017. Students live in an apartment in the Danube district of Vienna. Each apartment consists of two separate bedrooms with complete facilities. Student share communal kitchens. “The Austrian girls who are drinking tea in the kitchen most afternoons offered us a lot of help,” student Zeng Wenxin said. “For us as exhausted students after a long journey this was very nice.”


The second day, early in the morning at 7 o'clock, students set off for Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), and met Ms Mira Sagmeister and Prof. Harald Eberhard. The buildings on campus are very modern and were built by architects such as Zaha Hadid.

Prof. Eberhard welcomed the students in his office with a traditional Viennese breakfast. They talked about living in Vienna and all aspects of learning.

"Tax Treaty Law” class is taught by Prof. Alexander Rust.

After the meeting, the three students in the tax group were led to the classroom and started their first class in Vienna. At the end of the course, Ms Mira Sagmeister gave them a campus tour. After that, students took a tour to central Vienna and visited the Stephansdom. 


"That was a great start, we are looking forward to the next weekes,” student Wang Yuexiao said. “I am sure it will be even more exciting!”

Photos by Yang Chunyu (double master’s student from the 2015 intake) and CESL/WU.