Space law traditionally forms part of the general course of public international law, which is a compulsory subject at Austrian law faculties. However, due to time constraints usually only rather rudimentary insights can be provided in the main curriculum. The teaching of space law, therefore, has found its proper place as an optional subject within the law curriculum.
At the University of Vienna, two optional courses on space law are offered every year: “General Legal Framework of the Use of Outer Space Technologies” and “Special Legal Issues of the Use of Outer Space Technologies”. These courses are offered in the framework of the two Elective Fields of Specialization “Law of International Relations” and “Law of Technology”. The aim of these courses is to give interested students an introduction to space law-related issues and to provide insights into recent developments in the field of space law. International guest lecturers are invited on a regular basis. Study trips to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs provide students with insights into practice.
At the University of Graz a seminar on Space Law and Space Policy is offered every year.