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U4 Summer School “Creating a Climate for Change” (Groningen, 7-14 July 2018)

The U4 Summer School “Creating a Climate for Change” (Groningen, 7-14 July 2018) is an interdisciplinary learning experience aimed at inspiring and activating students (PhD, Masters) and professionals working or studying in fields related to integrated sustainability.

Notably, participating in the summer school will provide a unique experience in discussing matters related to integrated sustainability, working on special cases in small groups, learning from each other, and presenting ideas to each other. The summer school aims to help attendees spread this knowledge in organizations, companies and among policy makers, in order to further sustainability.

For more info and to sign up, go here (Deadline, 15 May)

Selected candidates will receive co-funding (fees, accommodation, travelling) by the International Office of the University of Göttingen. For information on the co-funding, please contact the Göttingen U4 coordinator Marco Lange (

As such, the summer school will provide an opportunity to develop skills to start making a change within organizations, and raise awareness in leaders of tomorrow to take into account environmental sustainability in their thinking and practices. One of the aims of the summer school is to work together with local and university partners to provide the students with real-life cases to work on. In return the students will present their solutions and ideas to the partners, helping them tackle their sustainability issues. Courses are taught by expert lecturers from U4 universities (Groningen, Göttingen, Ghent, Uppsala).

The five day course offers a balance of theoretical input and hands on workshops, focused on creating new approaches and insights in integrated sustainability. Attendees will be working in groups toward more sustainable solutions, and finding new viewpoints to approach environmental sustainability.

A site visit, such as visiting a local organization specialized in environmental sustainability issues, will be part of the summer school.