Anthropology, Economics, Ethics, Law, Politics, Public administration, Public policy


This course is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Tiri is the project partner of CEU, which is the Integrity Partner in the project.


Course date

2 July - 11 July, 2012
Application deadline:
15 March, 2012
The application deadline expired. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Experiences of past course participants

2014 course participants said:
"The most useful for me was the session on using ICT-based technologies (e.g., Developmentcheck) to build integrity and empower communities."
"All sessions were very interactive and I was able to grasp different perspectives from different people but also to share with them my knowledge and experience of working on integrity issues in my local context."
"It helped me gain knowledge and associates to work on academic integrity much more effectively. In reading materials we had a lot of references and links to study different integrity issues further. It created a great atmosphere which helped to have hope and even belief that changes are possible."
"Diversity: the fact that participants came from different countries is a huge plus for the course, being that we all benefited from ideas beyond those in the course materials. We also got an introduction to doing business in other countries as colleagues narrated how things function in their own systems."


2013 course participants said:

"Course provided greater insights on how knowledge on different social accountability and integrity issues can be solved even with little effort. Theoretical aspects of integrity, examples of good practices and wrongdoings etc. enhanced my understanding about the integrity issues. I can link the knowledge and skills I have acquired with my study, work and even my own behavior. "

"The underlying theme of the leadership for integrity course as well as the sincere passion of resource persons who advocate for more integrity action. The global nature of participants who were drawn from different parts of the world further reinforces the centrality of contexts and the need to think globally and act locally"

“We are just about to review our public archives Act in Kenya to align it with the new constitution which provides for freedom to access public information. The course provided the skills on how to review the Act.” 

Previous course participants said:

"The best short course I’ve been to in 20 years. Before the course, I knew what to say about corruption; after the course, I know what to do about corruption." Alf Persson, SIPU International

"The course provides me the idea of social accountability as well as examples of real practices in the different
countries. I can share the knowledge to my peers and colleagues." 

"Actually, the course gave me kind of directions to what I can extend my project activities when I return back home."

"Exchange with different practitioners and the expert resource people are a good reference for me in the future to develop my career in this direction." 

"As a representative of academia, I should say that the course was useful for my current and future teaching practice. On the one hand, it provided me with the ideas and issues to be covered when teaching Integrity. On the other hand, via case study method I had the opportunity to explore how corruption is being eliminated on the global scale, which provides avenues for further research." (2012 course participant)

"I learn to make decision making based on various perspective and background checking and also considered the
measurement tools for monitoring and evaluate the program."
(2012 course participant)

"These 2 weeks have transformed the way I view governance and integrity and equipped me with ideas and necessary practical skills to implement positive reforms in my organization." Prof. Wijayanto, Vice Rector of Paramadina University, Indonesia and Founder of Paramadina Public Policy Institute

"The combination of interesting lecturers, intensive interaction with the participants with their wide range of backgrounds, and highly relevant topics, made this a valuable experience and certainly meant a lot for my professional development." Suzanne Verheij, Policy Advisor at the Dutch National Integrity Office

"For me the most important learning was the shift of paradigm from fighting corruption which often feels like mission impossible to investing time, resources and energy in people with integrity and in developing strategies to fight specific problems." Galina Pourcheva-Bisset, Regional Manager - Central and Eastern Europe: Hope and Homes for Children

"The knowledge I obtained from this Summer Course will be delivered as inputs to the Government of Indonesia to help them accomplish their vision of good governance and corruption control over the next 5 years." Sonny Harmadi, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia

"It was the best summer school I have ever attended. Since at present I coordinate one of the largest anti-corruption coalitions in Nigeria, I consult my notes and the contacts made during the course at every available opportunity." Idayat Hassan-Kadir, Deputy National Coordinator, Movement Against Corruption, Nigeria

"I was impressed by the high academic level of both lectures and participants and I appreciated the interactive learning approach. All in all it was a very intensive and relevant course." Karen Arleth, Global Advice Network, Denmark

"The SUN course gave me a broader understanding of integrity issues and how they are interlinked, and it has helped me to design different ways to address issues of fraud, corruption and negligence in development aid and emergency relief interventions. The most rewarding thing with the course was the mix of academia and practitioners, the course succeeded with something most training courses aspire to do but fail: to go from practice to theory and back to practice." Lennart Hernander, Director of International Finance, Church of Sweden

Photo Gallery of past Integrity courses


Panel discussion in 2007 on "The Open Society in Fragile States".

Panelists included George Soros, Founder of the Open Society Institute and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Central European University, Paul Collier, Director, Economics Department, Center for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, Lily Habash, Head of Governance Reform, Palestinian Authority and Clare Short, Former Development Minister, United Kingdom.
The discussion was moderated by Fredrik Galtung, Director of the course.