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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsSummer Schools by interest

Culture, Arts & Religion

Children's Right to Participation

11 - 17 June 2017, Groningen, the Netherlands

children in a school

During this summer school students learn to analyse and discuss pressing and thorny problems regarding the children’s right to participation. They get acquainted with legal, ethical, logical, historical and empirical aspects and ways of analyzing, judging, and deciding.

One of the questions that will be considered is what the right to participation means for the right to education.

Beyond Horizons

18 - 23 June 2017, Groningen, the Netherlands


This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer as an important tool to build up sustainable societies. Special attention will be paid to minorities and migrants.

The concepts of cultural transfer as well as the various definitions of ‘minorities’ and ‘migrants’ will be discussed and historically and politically contextualised.

Intercultural Competence

26 - 30 June, Groningen, the Netherlands

Patchwork world

This summer school is a structured training based on a developmental approach to building intercultural competence .

In today’s globalized world, interaction between people is intercultural by nature. The ability to collaborate with others from diverse backgrounds is seen as key to employability as workforces become increasingly international and mobile while at the same time technology cuts across boundaries.

Understanding the Netherlands

2 - 22 July 2017, Groningen, the Netherlands


The aim of this summer school is to develop an understanding of how the Netherlands, as a medium-sized country, has been able to maintain high welfare levels in a region which is dominated by (regional) international powers such as Germany, France and the UK.

After an introduction on the political and historical characteristics of the N etherlands and Dutch leadership, this summer school focuses on themes such as international relations, the service economy , international trade and the role of export-oriented agriculture.

Gender and Diversity in Academia

3 - 7 July 2017, Groningen, the Netherlands

people and world

This summer school will engage with issues of representation and inclusion in academic settings and aims to enquire about the responsibilities of academic thought towards societal issues.

Diversity and inclusion are key terms in many universities’ strategic plans. But are they being realised? Are we narrowing the gender gap and advancing diversity in practice in academic settings? Is the university engaging sufficiently with diversity and gender questions? And what are we working towards: what does an inclusive academic community look like?

Baobab tree

Key themes of the course are:

  • Local economic development alternatives
  • Village life: family, community, culture
  • Environment and natural resource management
  • Governance: interaction local - national
  • Population, health, migration and urbanization
  • Group-based fieldwork in selected villages

Religion, Conflict and Peace

14 - 18 August 2017, Groningen, the Netherlands

Religion, Conflict and Peace

The presence of religion in the public realm has become commonplace. Conflict and peace, at local, national and international level are two dimensions associated with religion that continue to be critiqued by both scholars and practitioners. However, many questions remain unanswered. This summer school will provide a platform for theoretical, comparative and practical reflections and discursive critique on religion, conflict and peace. It will interrogate how religion, conflict and peace are conceptualized and applied at local, national and international level.

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